Caroline Johnston

b. 1968

"Caroline Johnston was born in Wellington, New Zealand. She studied at Massey University School of Fine Arts, graduating with a BA in 2005. She then went on to teach at Massey and has continued to maintain her artistic practice from her current base in Melbourne, Australia. Although object-based, her practice is largely conceptually driven and she utilises many different media (drawing, painting, sculpture, video, sound, readymades and performance). Her work is largely concerned with music-orientated sub-cultures and communities which she has spent her adult life involved with. As a non-musician, her work is both a celebration and a critique of the values and icongraphy of music culture. Johnston has exhibited in artist-run spaces and one-off group shows putside the gallery system in New Zealand the United States of America, for example the group show concurrent with the music festival A Low Hum, Flock House, Bulls, 2010, Territorial Pissings: A Show about Kurt Cobain, The Engine Room, 2007; Lucky Sod, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington 2006 and How To Be A Friend, Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington 2005. She is represented in private collections in new Zealand, Australia, United States and Europe."

- from the catalogue Object Lessons: A Musical Fiction, Adam Art Gallery (2010)

Selected Exhibitions
2010
Object Lessons: A Musical Fiction, Adam Art Gallery
2006 Lucky Sod, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington
2005 How to be a Friend, Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington (group)