Biography

Johnny Kerr is an American artist and teacher based in Arizona. His college studies and early career concentrated on graphic design, though he has pursued art in various forms since childhood. A desire to change careers in his late twenties brought him back to school to study education. Removed from the commercial sector, and creating art solely for himself once again, Johnny found a new voice in the medium of photography.

Self-taught in the craft of photography, Johnny cites his lifelong study of art, his graphic design experience and his appreciation for minimalist design as having the largest influences on his work. Johnny’s work often explores the abstract qualities of his subjects, placing them, to varying degrees, outside of their literal context. His use of space reflects his pursuit of quietude.

Since earning his master's degree, Johnny makes his living teaching photography and devotes his personal time to his family and personal photography projects.

CV

Solo Exhibitions
– February 2017: Still - {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

– October 2015: Abstractions - Bokeh Gallery at monOrchid, Phoenix, AZ

– September 2015: West by Southwest: Images of Western Ireland - Irish Cultural Center, Phoenix, AZ

– September 2013: Artist Spotlight by Peoria Arts Commission - Peoria Public Library, Peoria, AZ
Group Exhibitions
– December 2018: Exposure: Architecture & Landscape - Royse Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

– August 2018: The Art of Architecture - Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ

– May 30-July 15, 2017: All Art Arizona - Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

– December 2016: Tiny Works/Tiny Dances - {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

– June 2016: Framed: Landscape & Architecture - Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

– June 2016: Gods & Monsters - {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

– May 2016: All About Photo Awards: Juror's Merit Gallery - Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA

– April 2016: The Accidental Tourist - Bokeh Gallery at monOrchid, Phoenix, AZ

– March-May 2016: Celebration of Artists 2016 - West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ

– March 2016: Portrait, Juried by Amy Arbus - Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

– February 2016: Black and White 2016 - Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

– December 2015-January 2016: Portmanteau, presented by ArtelShow - Public Image gallery, Phoenix, AZ

– April 2015: Gallery Glendale at Westgate, Glendale, AZ

– March-May 2015: Celebration of Artists 2015 - West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ

– March 2015: Grandeur: RAW Natural Born Artists juried showcase - Monarch Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

– July 2014: Blank Canvas juried exhibit - The Arts HQ by West Valley Arts Council, Surprise, AZ

– May 2014: Educators juried exhibit - The Winnie, Phoenix, AZ

– April 2014: Gallery Glendale at Westgate, Glendale, AZ

– March-May 2014: Celebration of Artists 2014 - West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ

– April 2013: Nielsen Design Studio and Showroom, Glendale, AZ

– March-May 2013: Celebration of Artists 2013 - West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ
Publication & Media
Fotoblogia (Poland), October 2018, STUCCOLAND! series feature

Voyage Phoenix (AZ, US), September 2018, Interview

STUCCOLAND! Book, September 2018 - 87 images and brief introduction text 

The Plus Paper (US/China), July 2018, Interview and Ambiguity series feature

Phototrend (France), May 2018, STUCCOLAND! series feature

Mindsparkle Mag (US), March 2018, Ambiguity series feature

The Sun Magazine (US), Issue 496, April 2017 (Lonely)

The Sun Magazine (US), Issue 495, March 2017 (Hill of Prayer)

Wild Dogs In Paris (UK), January 2017, Ambiguity series feature

Mahabis (UK), January 2017, Abstractions series feature

Collater.al (Italy), December 2016, Ambiguity series feature

Fubiz (Paris, France), Web Article, December 2016 - Ambiguity series feature

Trang Den Magazine (Vietnam), Vol. 8, October 2015 - Interview article (8 images published from Abstractions series)

Abstractions Book, September 2015 - 24 images and brief introduction text

Flash & Fuse (US) Vol. 3, The Summer Collective, July 2015 - Artist Feature (5 images published)

Interactive Design Institute (UK), Web Article, 2015: 14 of the World's Best Architecture Photographers

TriptoD (Turkey), Web Article, 2015 - Abstract Architecture Feature
Education
– Bachelor of Arts - Media Design | The Art Institute of Phoenix, 2003

– Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction | University of Phoenix, 2010