Laurel Johannesson

Biography

Laurel Johannesson studied at the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Royal College of Art in London. Her print, photographic, interactive, and moving image artworks have been exhibited extensively in Italy, Greece, England, France, India, Iceland, Portugal, Argentina, Germany, Japan, Chile, Taiwan, the United States, and Canada. Included in many public and private collections, Laurel was recently honoured to have her work collected by the Department of Foreign Affairs for one of their Canadian embassies abroad. Laurel has twice been a visiting artist and scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and an invited artist in residence at institutions in Iceland, Greece, and the South of France. She is a fellow of the Bau Institute [Italy] and has had the rare opportunity to conduct some of her research at the Vatican Library. In 2017, she was an invited artist in residence at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy. Her research in the area of temporality, the moving image, interactivity, and generative art has been presented at conferences in Rome, Florence, Milan, the University of Greenwich, London, UK and the University of California – Los Angeles. Laurel is a Professor at the Alberta University of the Arts.
 

EDUCATION

2013 - PhD Candidacy, Computational Media Design, University of Calgary, Canada.
1999 - Royal College of Art, London, England.
1999 - Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking & Digital Media, University of Calgary, Canada.
1993 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction and Distinguished Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
1991 - Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
1992 - Certificate of Museum Studies, Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa, Canada.
 
RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS
2017 - Artist in Residence, Palazzo Monti Residency Program, Brescia, Italy.

2016 - Resident Artist, Ionion Center for the Arts + Culture, Kefalonia, Greece.
2014 - Visiting Artist, Hellenic International Studies in the Arts, Paros, Greece.
2014 - Reader + Researcher, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City.
2013 - Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.
2013 - Artist in Residence, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Isle of Skopelos, Greece.
2010 - Artist in Residence, Spiazzi Venezia, Venice, Italy.
2009 - Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.
2008 - Artist in Residence, A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France.
2007 - Fellow, The Bau Institute, Otranto, Italy.
2007 - Artist in Residence, Apothiki Art Centre, Paros, Greece.
2006 - Artist in Residence, Apothiki Art Centre, Paros, Greece.
2006 - Visiting Artist, Hellenic International Studies in the Arts. Paros, Greece.
2005 - Artist in Residence, Sambard Islenskra Myndlistarmanna (SIM), Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2005 - Artist in Residence, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Isle of Skopelos, Greece.
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada. Hypnos.
2016 - Ionion Center for the Arts + Culture, Kefalonia, Greece. Thirst.
2013 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada.  Mondo Liquido.
2010 - Spiazzi Venezia, Venice, Italy.  Acqua Vellutata Sospesa.
2008 - A.I.R Vallauris, Vallauris, South of France.  Respiro.
2007 - Apothiki Art Centre, Parikia, Paros Island, Greece.  Thirst.
2006 - Apothiki Art Centre, Parikia, Paros Island, Greece.  Metamorphosis.
2004 - Keyano Gallery, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.  Beneath the Surface.
2002 - Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Anamnesis.
1999 - Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta. Canada.  Time Pieces.
1999 - The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Knackered – an exhibition of work produced at the Royal College of Art.
1998 - The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Time & Space.
1996 - Titles Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  The Ghosts of Memory.
1993 - Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Unfinished Memories.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 - Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Palazzo Monti : Transatlantico

2020 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada.Artistic Pairings.

2020 - Museu do Côa, Portugal. Tenth International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2020.

2019 - Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy. Pazzo Palazzo.

2019 - Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Fourth Global Print 2019.

2018 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada. Sampler 2018.

2018 – MAX Heritage LRT Station. (MAX Teal shelters exhibit select works from the City of Calgary’s Public Art Collection. Heritage Station includes work by Marion Nicoll, Colleen Shepstone, and Laurel Johannesson) Calgary, Canada. (ongoing)

2018 - Museu do Côa, Portugal. Ninth International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2018.

2018 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada. The Photographers.

2018 - Douro, Portugal. Ninth International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2018.
2017 - Museo d'Arte della città di Ravenna / Biblioteca Classense, Ravenna, Italy.

Generative Art International

2017 - Douro, Portugal. Third Global Print 2017.
2016 - Ionion Center for the Arts + Culture, Kefalonia, Greece. SEA(S) International Exhibition 2016.
2016 - Museu da Vila Velha, Vila Real, Portugal. Eighth International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2016.
2016 - Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada. From Our Collection: Recent Acquisitions 2015.
2016 - Second Life virtual space. First Virtual Biennal 2016.
2016 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada. Students of Bill Laing.
2015 - Douro, Portugal. Second Global Print 2015.
2015 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada. From Our Drawers.
2015 - Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK. RCA Secret 2015 (London).
2015 - A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue Contemporary Galleries, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates. RCA Secret (Dubai)
2014 - Zhongshan National Gallery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Zhongshan, Taiwan. Printed in Canada / Taiwan
2013 - Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2012 - SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.  Locating Spirituality & From Objects to Icons: Reverence and Ritual from SNAP’s Archives.
2012 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2012 - Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.  2012 Art for Food Group Show.
2011 - Gallery of Angelica Library, Rome, Italy.  Presenting interactive video painting installation, Acqua Vellutata Sospesa.  XIV Generative International Art Conference.
2011 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2011 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2010 - RISE Berlin, Berlin, Germany.  Happiness Machines (curated by Lee Wagstaff).
2010 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.   RCA Secret.
2010 - Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, Canada. 10x10x10.
2010 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2009 - Galerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, Côte d'Azur, France.  Small Art Objects 2009 … Relating to Blue.
2008 - Aula Magna, Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy.  Presenting video installation “Respiro”.   XI Generative International Art Conference.
2008 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2008 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada.  The ACADemy Show. (Curated by Wayne Baerwaldt).
2008 - Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, USA.  The Los Angeles Art Show.
2007 - RISE Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Leben Lieben.
2007 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2007 - Technopolis, Athens, Greece.  Athens Video */ Art Festival.
2006 - Centro de Expresiones Contemporaneas. Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.  II Festival International De Arte Digital Rosario.
2006 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2006 - Roonpankar Museum of Fine Arts, Bhopal, India.  Seventh Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art 2006
2006 - Sambard Islenskra Myndlistarmanna (SIM), The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik, Iceland.  Fax – an exhibition of work by the SIM house International Artists in Residence.  For Museum Night 2006, part of Reykjavik Winter Art Festival.
2006 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2005 - Fournos Centre for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece.  Capturing Utopia.
2005 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2005 - Galerie d’art du Parc (Manoir de Tonnancour), Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.  La Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres (Juried) (Honourable Mention)
2005 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2005 - Image 54 Gallery, Calgary Alberta, Canada.  Eye Candy: Figurative Art from Western Canada.
2004 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2004 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Artrageous.
2004 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2004 - Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.  Snap Crackle Pop (AFA Traveling Exhibition).
2004 - Medicine Public Library, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.  Snap Crackle Pop (AFA Traveling Exhibition).
2004 - Lethbridge Public Library, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.  Snap Crackle Pop (AFA Traveling Exhibition).
2004 - Drumheller Public Library, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.  Snap Crackle Pop (AFA Traveling Exhibition).
2004 - Alcoma Schoo,l Rainier, Alberta, Canada.  Snap Crackle Pop (AFA Traveling Exhibition).
2004 - Seven Persons School, Seven Persons, Alberta, Canada.  Snap Crackle Pop (AFA Traveling Exhibition).
2003 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2003 - Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Interconnection – Japan & Alberta (The Contemporary Print Exchange Exhibition) (Invitational).
2003 - Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.  Digital Prints (4-person exhibition curated by George Harris).
2003 - Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Generations part 2. (Curated by Bill Laing).
2003 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2003 - Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  UofC Faculty Exhibition.
2003 - Wainwright Library, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada.  Snap Crackle Pop (AFA Traveling Exhibition).
2002 - SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Cho!ce & Ch?nce: TrueNorth SNAP International Print Biennial - Exhibition of Finalists.
2002 - Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Generations 1980-2002. (Curated by Bill Laing).
2002 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2002 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Artrageous Wall of Innovation Exhibition.
2002 - New Leaf Editions / Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, Canada.  BIMPE II: 2nd Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition.
2002 - Leighton Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Three Generations of Printmakers.
2002 - The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Work by Some.
2001 - Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England.  RCA Secret.
2001 - The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Idols and Icons.
2001 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2001 - Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. UofC Faculty Exhibition.
2000 - Parthenon TAMA / The Citizen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.  Canada – Japan: The 2nd TAMA International Print Exhibition.
2000 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
2000 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Artrageous Wall of Art Exhibition.
2000 - New Leaf Editions / Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, Canada. 1st Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition.
2000 - Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Recent Acquisitions: Calgary Allied Arts Foundation City of Calgary Civic Art Collection.
2000 - Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.  Arts 2000 A national celebration of visual arts produced by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
2000 - Salle-Augustin-Chenier Centre d’exposition, Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada. Biennale internationale d’art Miniature.
1999 - Image 54 Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  34 at 54…Millennium Portfolio.
1999 - Nickle Arts Museum. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  grasping nothing.
1999 - The Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Between the Lines.
1999 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ACAD Faculty Exhibition.
1999 - Gallery 371 – Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Drawing Faculty Exhibition.
1998 - Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada.  11th Annual Juried Miniature Show.
1998 - Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia.  Print Exchange Exhibition.
1998 - Art is Vital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Post Miniature Exhibition.
1998 - Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile.  Poles Apart.
1998 - The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Another Layer.
1997 - Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada.  10th Annual Juried Miniature Show.
1997 - Mezzanine Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Alberta Printmakers Society Show.
1997 - The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Poles Apart: A Chile Exchange Exhibition.
1996 - Salle Augustine-Chenier, Inc., Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada.  Biennale internationale d’art miniature.
1996 - Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada.  8th International Exhibition.
1995 - Art 54 Gallery, (Soho) New York, New York, U.S.A.  Art 95 International.
1995 - Sodarco Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  About Human Being.
1995 - Gallery 788/Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  9th International Exhibition of Miniature Art.
1995 - Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada.  7th International Exhibition.
1994 - Salle Augustine-Chenier, Inc., Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada.  Biennale internationale d'art miniature.
1994 - St. Thomas More Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Finding Voice.
1994 - Gallery 788/Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  8th International Exhibition of Miniature Art.
1993 - John B. Arid Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Solander Box...Opened.
1993 - AKA Artists Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Bookworks.
1993 - Print and Drawing Council of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Annual Members Show.
1993 - St. Thomas More Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Impressions of Five.

MEDIA PROJECTION INSTALLATIONS

2011 - Acqua Vellutata Sospesa. Interactive Video Painting Installation.  Gallery of Angelica Library, Rome, Italy.  XIV Generative International Art Conference.  December 2011.
2010 - Acqua Vellutata Sospesa. Interactive Video Painting Installation.  Spiazzi Venezia, Venice, Italy. Solo Exhibition.  July 2010.
2008 - Respiro. Video Installation.  Aula Magna, Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy.  XI Generative International Art Conference.  December 2008.
2008 - Thirst. DVD Video Projection.  Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The ACADemy Show (curated by Wayne Baerwaldt).  April 2008.
2007 - Thirst. DVD Video Projection.  Rise Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Leben Lieben.  September/October 2007.
2007 - Thirst.  DVD Video Projection. Apothiki Art Centre, Paros, Greece. Solo Exhibition.  July 2007.
2007 - Thirst.  DVD Video Projection. Technopolis, Athens, Greece. Athens Video */ Art Festival.   April 2007.
2006 - Metamorphosis. DVD Video Projection. Centro de Expresiones Contemporaneas. Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. II Festival International De Arte Digital Rosario 2006 – Muestra 01.  November 2006.
2006 - Metamorphosis. DVD Video Projection. Apothiki Art Centre, Paros, Greece. Solo Exhibition.  June 2006.
2006 - Metamorphosis. DVD Video Projection. Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  October 2006.

AWARDS + GRANTS

2020 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2017 - Alberta College of Art + Design. Sabbatical (September-December 2017).

2016 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Visual Arts Project Grant.

2016 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Purchase Award.

2016 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2015 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2013 - Alberta College of Art + Design. Faculty Research Contingency Initiative Grant.  (2 awards)

2013 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2013 - Alberta College of Art + Design. Faculty Graduate Studies Tuition Assistance Award.  (2 awards)

2012 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Purchase Award.

2012 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development. Award.

2012 - Alberta College of Art + Design. Sabbatical (January – September 2013).

2011 - Alberta College of Art + Design. Faculty Research Contingency Initiative Grant.

2010 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.  (2 awards).

2009 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Visual Arts Project Grant.

2009 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2009 - Small Art Objects 2009, Vallauris, Côte d'Azur, France. 10 Select Award.

2008 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Marion Award for Innovation in Research.

2008 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award. (2 awards)

2007 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Visual Arts Project Grant.

2007 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Purchase Award (3 works).

2007 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2006 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Visual Arts Project Grant.

2006 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2005 - La Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres. Honourable Mention (for the integration of new technologies with print).

2005 - Alberta College of Art & Design. Faculty Research & Professional Development Award.

2005 - DDRC Annual Awards of Distinction. Community Spirit Collaboration Award (for collaborative project between 4th year ACAD Drawing students and Calgary Transitions to Development.)

2004 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Visual Arts Project Grant.

2003 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Visual Arts Project Grant.

2003 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Purchase Award.

2002 - Alberta College of Art & Design Student’s Association. ACADSA Teacher’s Cup.

2001 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Visual Arts Project Grant.

2000 - The Canada Council for the Arts. Quest Program Multidisciplinary Creation Grant.

2000 - The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Purchase Award (3 works).

1999 - Royal College of Art, London, England. Research Scholarship.

1999 - University of Calgary. Graduate Research Scholarship (For study at the Royal College of Art).

1999 - University of Calgary. Faculty of Fine Arts Graduate Research & Travel Award.

1998 - University of Calgary. Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship.

1998 - University of Calgary. Faculty of Fine Arts Graduate Research & Travel Award.

1997 - University of Calgary. Graduate Research Scholarship.

1997 - University of Calgary. Faculty of Graduate Studies Fee Scholarship Award

1997 - Polaroid Canada Inc. Polaroid Foundation Grant.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada.

Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy.

Suncor Energy, Calgary, Canada.

Encana Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Cenovus Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Inter Pipeline, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Cardinale Restaurant, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Musters & Company, New York, N.Y., USA

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Royal College of Art, London, England.

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos Island, Sporades, Greece.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

City of Calgary Civic Art Collection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

University of Calgary Special Collections, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

TrueNorth Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Teatro, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Millenium Seismic Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Maxxium Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Enmax Energy Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Polaroid Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Culver Eye Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Avenir Capital Corp., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Burnet Duckworth & Palmer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Griffiths, McBurney & Partners, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

modemodels, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

University of Calgary Faculty of Fine Arts Associates, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Alberta College of Art & Design Printmaking Dept., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Western World Communications, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Private Collections in England, Italy, Greece, the United States, and Canada.

 
TELEVISION + RADIO PROGRAMS

2008 - Guest on Italian radio program, Mezza L’una.  CJSW. Date of airing January 30, 2008.
2007 - Television documentary.  Laurel Johannesson: In Residence.  Art InClined (with host, Heather Cline) HDTV, High Fidelity TV. Date of airing March, 2008.
 

INVITED + GUEST LECTURES, ARTIST TALKS, + COMMISSIONS
2018 - Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. University Summit 2018 - Research Presentation & Panel Discussion on Academic Rank Promotion in an Art + Design Context. August, 2018.

2017 - Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Lecture - Playing with Time: Temporality at the Intersection of Art + Technology.  March, 2017.

2016 - Ionion Center for the Arts + Culture, Kefalonia, Greece. Guest Lecture, June 2016.
2012 - Illingworth Kerr Gallery / Candahar, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Creative Commons Lecture Series.   April 2, 2012.
2011 - Grande Prairie College, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.  Visitor in the Arts Lecture Series.   October 26, 2011.
2011 - Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Spring 2011 Exhibitions – Art for The Senses: tour of portraits from the feature exhibitions - Yousef Karsh, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, and works from the Glenbow Collection.  June 4, 2011.
2011 - Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Spring 2011 Exhibitions – Exclusive Evening Tour:  Yousef Karsh, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, and works from the Glenbow Collection.  May 30, 2011.
2011 - Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Spring 2011 Exhibitions – Out for Lunch Series:  The Portraits.  May 19, 2011.
2011 - Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Spring 2011 Exhibitions – Out for Lunch Series:  The Heroes.  April 7, 2011.
2009 - Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Marion Fund Research Award talk on the “Respiro” project presented at Generative Art International Conference / Exhibition in Milan, Italy.
2009 - EMMEDIA, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Engraving Culture Speaker Series.  May 21, 2009.
2009 - Alberta College of Art + Design, Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Life after ACAD: Artist Residencies.  March 12, 2009.
2007 - Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Discussion on the topic of “Collaboration”. October 26, 2007.
2006 - Red Deer College, Margaret Parsons Theatre, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.  Visiting Artist Lecture.  November 7, 2006.
2006 - Hellenic International Studies in the Arts (HISA), Paros, Greece.  Artist Lecture.  June 20, 2006.
2002 - Leighton Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Three Generations of Printmakers (Gallery Tour with Professor Bill Laing).
2002 - Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.  Series 2002 Visiting Artist Lecture.
2002 - ACAD Artrageous 2, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Edition of 31 prints for the ACAD 75th Anniversary Faculty Print Portfolio.
2001 - Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.  Series 2001 Visiting Artist Lecture.
2001 - Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Photography Department Guest Artist.
2000 - Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.  Series 2000 Visiting Artist Lecture.
2000 - SNAP Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Edition of 20 prints plus one artist’s proof entitled Weathered, for the 2000+ SNAP Portfolio.
1999 - Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.  Summerscapes ’99 Visiting Artist Lecture.
1998 - Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Edition of 88 book/prints entitled Memory Book.
1997 - Nickle Arts Museum. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
 
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (PAPERS + INSTALLATIONS)
2017 - XX Generative International Art Conference.  Biblioteca Classence, Ravenna, ITALY.
Chronophobia - Temporality, Technology, and the Artist. December 2017. 

2015 - Material Environments: Sensing Time and Matter in Digital and Visual Culture Conference. University of Greenwich, London, UK.  Playing with Time: Temporality at the Intersection of Art + Technology.  Paper Presentation. July 2015.
2012 - Technology, Knowledge and Society – Eighth International Conference.  UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles, USA.  Eternal Recurrence, Temporality, and Technology: How Contemporary Computer Art Can Learn from Early Modes of Representing Time.  Paper Presentation.  January 2012.
2011 - XIV Generative International Art Conference.  Rome, ITALY.  The Narkissos Project.  Paper Presentation.  December 2011. 
2011 - XIV Generative International Art Conference.  Rome, ITALY.  Acqua Vellutata Sospesa: Interactive Video Painting.  Installation.  December 2011. 
2010 - ACM Multimedia International Conference.  Florence, ITALY.  Acqua Vellutata Sospesa; Interactive Video Painting.  Paper Presentation.  October 2010. 
2010 - XIII Generative Art International Conference.  Milan, ITALY.  Acqua Vellutata Sospesa: Interactive Video Painting.  Paper + Installation.  December 2010. 
2008 - XI Generative Art International Conference.  Milan ITALY. Respiro. Paper, Presentation, + Installation.  December 2008. 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2018 - Must-Sees This Week: February 1 to 7, 2018. Canadian Art Magazine. February 1, 2018.  

2017 - Dreamlike Photos of the Ocean Inspired by Mythology.  Alison Nastasi, Editor.  Flavorpill FLAVORWIRE, New York, NY.  April 9, 2017.  

2017 - Going Deeper with Laurel Johannesson. Aserica Magazine.  Tokyo, L.A, London, Paris.  2017.  http://aserica.com/news/going-deeper-with-laurel-johannesson

2017 - "The Oblivion Seekers 7" featured in Alberta Views magazine, May, 2017.  Volume 20, Number 4.  pg. 25.

2017 - Moving Images: Exposure 2017 offers up photographers who have great focus - Laurel Johannesson.  Bruce Weir. Calgary Herald / Swerve Magazine.  January 27, 2017.  

2017 - Visual Art Exhibitions and Events in February You Should Know About.  Karin Olafson. Avenue Magazine. February 1, 2017.  

2016 - Through The Liquid Lens: Questions for Laurel Johannesson.  Lori Lofgren. SCAN Publication by CoLab. Issue 2. August, 2016. pg. 13-14.  
2016 - H Laurel Johannesson στα Κεφαλονίa / Laurel Johannesson in Kefalonia.  Interview in Κεφαλονίτικα Νέα / Kefalonitikia News. May 30, 2016.
2016 - Η έκθεση της Laurel Johannesson στο Ιόνιο Κέντρο Τεχνών και Πολιτισμού / The Exhibition of Laurel Johannesson at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture.  Interview by Katerina Foka in KEFALONIzo... entertainment. May 29, 2016.
2016 - THIRST: ΕΚΘΕΣΗ ΤΗΣ LAUREL JOHANNESON ΣΤΟ ΙΟΝΙΟ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΤΕΧΝΩΝ / Thirst: The Exhibition of Laurel Johannesson at the Ionion Center for Arts and Culture.  Kefalonia Photo. May 26, 2016.
2015 - Global Print 2015. Douro, Portugal. Exhibition Catalogue. Curated by Nuno Canelas.
2014 - Printed in: Canada/Taiwan. Exhibition catalogue. Curated by Guy Langevin and Rock Shen. 2014.
2013 - Laurel Johannesson - A Life Aquatic. Brieanne Biblow. Catalyst magazine. Fall 2013.  pg. 36-37.
2013 - "Thirst - Immersion #18" featured in Alberta Views magazine, September, 2013.  Volume 16, Number 7.  pg. 23.
2012 - Dreamy Photos Captured from an Underwater Perspective.  Alison Nastasi, Editor.  Flavorpill FLAVORWIRE, New York,  NY.  August 25, 2012.   
2012 - photos taken from under the water’s surface by laurel johannesson. Lara Mikocki, Editor.   designboom, Milan, Italy.  August 22, 2012.  surface-by-laurel-johannesson.html
2011 - Inuit Throat Singer Kicks Off College Series, Kirsten Goruk, Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta.  September 21, 2011.
2011 - The Beautiful Ways of Innovation. UToday. University of Calgary.  August 11, 2011
2011 - Journal of Computational Media Design.  Akimbo Publications.  February 19, 2011
2007 - Two Oceans: Laurel Johannesson, exhibition catalogue.  Essay by Derek Michael Besant.  June 2007.
2007 - “Apothiki Art Center: Four Seasons Young”. Dirk Drijbooms.  Paros Life Magazine.  April 2007.
2006 - Seventh Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print Art 2006, exhibition catalogue.  Harchandan Singh Bhatty & Christopher David, et al.  February, 2006. 
2005 - “Capturing Utopia”, Foto @rt Magazine, September, 2005.
2005 - “Capturing Utopia Exhibition of Digital Photography at Athens Fournos Centre”, Culture Guide, Athens, Greece.  September, 2005.
2005 - La Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, exhibition catalogue.  Jo Anne Lanneville &  Guy Langevin, et al.  June 2005.  Pg 27, 88-91.
2004 - “Lebel exhibits today’s culture and ideas”, Jessica Gergely, Pincher Creek Echo.  February 10, 2004.
2003 - “Traditional vs. Conventional”, Christine Skorepa, PG This Week.  October 12, 2003.
2003 - “Digital with a Difference”, The Free Press, Prince George, BC.  October 16, 2003.
2003 - “Digital Prints”, George Harris, Two Rivers Gallery Publication, October, 2003.
2003 - “Snap Crackle Pop Arts Traveling Exhibition now at Wainwright Library”, Erika Foley, The Wainwright Star Chronicle.  July 15, 2003.
2002 - “Artrageous Antics Benefit Students”, Joanne Sasvari, Calgary Herald, October 19, 2002.
2002 - Cho!ce & Ch?nce: the exhibition of the first TrueNorth SNAP International Print Biennial 2002, exhibition catalogue, September 
2002 - BIMPE: Second Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, July 2002.
2002 - “Polaroid Technology Endures”, Penny Caster, Red Deer Advocate, August 9, 2002.
2001 - “Drawing Down the Muse”, Patricia Robertson, Calgary Straight, Vol. 3, #128, Feb 8, 2001.
2001 - “Weathered #2 and “Weathered #3 (digital prints) on the cover of the Calgary Straight, Vol. 3, #128, February 8, 2001.
2001 - “Anamnesis” and “Six Views of a Moment” (digital prints) published in the Calgary Straight.  Pages 3and 5, Vol. 3, #128, Feb. 8, 2001.
2001 - “2000+ SNAP portfolio”, SNAP Gallery quarterly newsletter, Summer 2001.
2000 - “Laurel Johannesson”, Patricia Robertson, New West Review: a journal of culture and commentary, Issue 25.2 (Spring 2000).
2000 - “Three new artists: Allyson Glenn, Bradley Harms, and Laurel Johannesson”, Anne Severson, WHERE: Gallery Guide, Fall 2000.
2000 - “National Art Exhibit Bears U of C Stamp”,  University of  Calgary Gazette, July 10, 2000.
2000 - Canada – Japan:  The 2nd Tama International Print Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, edited by Koichi Kiyono, Yasuyuki Ueda, Norimasa Mizutani, Akiko Taniguchi, published by the Tama City Cultural Foundation, 2000.
2000 - “Fragment I”, cover image for the Calgary Straight, Vol. 3 # 105, June 29, 2000.
1996 - “At The Galleries”, Colleen MacPherson, Saskatoon Star Pheonix.
1996 - “Biennale Internationale D’art Miniature”, Parcours l’informateur des arts.
1994 - “Biennale Internationale D’art Miniature”, Parcours l’informateur des arts.
1994 - “Biennale internationale d’art miniature de Ville-Marie:  Des artistes des quatre coins du monde sur place!”, Nicole Brien, L’écho.

 
ADMINISTRATIVE  + TEACHING  +  EDITORIAL POSITIONS

2018-Present – Professor, School of Visual Arts, Alberta University of the Arts.

2020-Present – Associate Chair, School of Visual Arts, Alberta University of the Arts.

2005-2018 – Associate Professor, School of Visual Arts, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada.
2007-2010 – Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies.  Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada.
2001-2007, 2008-2009 – Head of Drawing Program.  Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada.
2011-Present – Editorial Board Member.  GASATHJ - Generative Art, Science and Technology Hard Journal.  Italy.
2010-2013 – Co-Founder, Co-Editor, Web Director.  ⌘J - Journal of Computational Media Design.
1999-2005 – Sessional Faculty - Print Media + Drawing.  Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada.
1999-2001 – Sessional Faculty – Drawing.  Red Deer College, Red Deer, Canada.
1998-2004 – Sessional Faculty - Drawing and Art Fundamentals.  University of Calgary, Canada.