Dr Johanna Love is an artist working largely with the manipulation of photographic images through fine art techniques.
Johanna's practice-led PhD investigated how the visual presence of dust may introduce paradoxical readings of images. She has exhibited widely and lectures in Fine Art at the University of Brighton. .
Dr Johanna Love lecturers in Fine Art Printmaking. Love’s recent practice-based PhD thesis entitled Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image, explores how the visual presence of dust may shift perception and reading of an image in various paradoxical ways.
Dr Johanna Love is an artist working across photography, printmaking and drawing languages. Her practice explores notions of visual emptiness and absence through a combination of digital photographic print and drawing languages, examining dualities in perception and meaning within a visual image, of presence and absence, of appearance and disappearance.
Johanna makes use of the landscape photographic image as a constructive pictorial device through which to investigate perceptual ambiguity and spatial disjunctions. Her images sit at the precipice of optical understanding of pictorial illusion and representation, thereby provoking notions of the postmodern sublime. She explores the notion of visual interruption as the generation of gaps through which new avenues for thought emerge.
Johanna lectures in fine art at the University of Brighton and Camberwell College of Arts. She had a four year fellowship in Printmaking at The Royal Academy, London in 2005. Johanna's practice-led PhD with the thesis title Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image completed at Chelsea College of Art, London, investigated how the visual presence of dust may shift perception and meaning of the printed photographic image.
DrAwn 2gether – GIG Gallery, Munich
Against Nature – Camberwell Space, London
Intrusions: Looking after Aickman – Printroom, London
Combinations – Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangor, Ireland
Behind the eyes: Artist making images – Gallery North, University of Northumberland UK
Mote – HMS, Nottingham
Johanna Love - New Video Works – Video Space, Milton Keynes Gallery
Defining the visible and Invisible - Impact 8, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee
Parallel Prints - Wharepuke, New Zealand; St Albans, UK; Galerie Apart, France
British Printmaking Japan – Kyoto City Museum, Japan & Kita Kyushu, Japan
Digitally projected – Drawing Knowledge, Drawing Research Network, Loughborough University.
Viewfinder - Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton
Dust (Solo Exhibition) - Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton
Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space, London
Scope: New Photographic Practices – Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Impact 7– International Print Exhibition and Symposium, Monash University, Australia
Viewfinder - Artspaceh Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Viewfinder - Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University
Bite, Mall Gallery, London
Rhizomatic – Departure Gallery, London
2nd Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Malaysia
W.A.V.E – Wimbledon Space, London
Hotplate International Print Exhibition – Pheonix Gallery, Brighton
Grey Matters – Aqffin gallery, London
Empirical – The Gallery, The University of Northampton
Works On Paper - Library Gallery, London
6th Graphic Biennial – Novosibirsk State Museum, Russia
Impact 6 – International Print Exhibition and Symposium, UWE, Bristol
Land/Water Research Group - Group exhibition with Plymouth University, Plymouth University and University of Northampton
www.thedrawingcenter.org – viewing program selection
C’est Ouvert – Plouec du Trieux, France
Talking to ourselves – Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
Research Narratives – Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
Digital & Physical surfaces - Exhibition & Symposium, Millbank, London
We are just watching – Great Eastern Hotel, London
My Penguin – Gallery X, London
Northampton Open, Welford, Northampton
31h 05m, Petit k, Fukuoka, Japan
Elles sont passées par ici – Loguivy de La Mer, France
Summer Exhibition - The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Originals 05 - Mall galleries, London
Postgraduate Printmaking in London – Clifford Chance, London
Solo exhibition - Case-1 Gallery, London
Solo exhibition - Café Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Digital art exhibition – Islington Museum, London
International Open Image - Deluxe Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition -The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Imagining the body- Camberwell College of Arts,London; Kala Bahavana, Shantiniketan, India & The National Art School,Sydney, Australia
Art & Science International Exhibition & Global Symposium - Academy of Arts & Design,Tsinghua University, China
Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exh – Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
International Student Print Exh- The Academie Royale des BeauxArts de Brussels
Misplaced – Trinity Theatre & Arts Centre
PhD Thesis: Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image – 2013 - The British Library, London
Grabado Y Edicion – Print and art edition Magazine.
Featured artist, Aspiracje - Journal of the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
Digital print award, 6th Graphic Biennial – Novosibirsk State Museum, Russia
Featured work Printmaking on a budget, A&C Black 2008
The Elephant Trust Award, London
Featured Artist Ambit Magazine
RASAA Newsletter, issue 16
The Culford Press Award, London
The Yew Tree Studio Award
Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image – Shadows: Material photography in a digital culture, PARC Symposium, LCC, London
Somewhere between Printmaking, Photography and Drawing: Viewing contradictions within the printed image – Hybrid Practices in Printmaking Symposium, Chelsea College of Arts, London
Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image – Impact 8, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee
Materiality and surface of the digital print – Wrexham International print exhibition & Symposium, Yale College, Wrexham
From the emptiness of representation to the representation of emptiness, Land/Water Symposium “Landscape & the Metaphysical”, The University of Plymouth
· V&A Museum, London
· University of Kent, UK
· Whangarei Art Museum, New Zealand.