Biography

Johnny Kerr is an American fine art photographer 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 Masters 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:

– 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:


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

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 Second Edition (self-published), 2015 - 24 images and brief essay on Abstractions series. Purchase directly from Johnny Kerr, or Blurb

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

Awards:

– October 2017: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Architecture: Buildings

– October 2016: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Fine Art: Landscape

– October 2016: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Nature: Landscape

– March 2016: All About Photo Awards - Jurors Merit Gallery for Tessellation

– September 2015: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Fine Art - Portrait

– September 2015: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Fine Art - Landscapes

– September 2015: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Nature - Landscapes

– September 2015: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Architecture - Buildings

– March 2015: Second Place in photography by West Valley Art Museum for Urban Pyramid

– March 2014: Honorable Mention in photography by West Valley Art Museum for Jodi, Mother

– January 2014:"Best of 2013" in photography by Photographer's Adventure Club for Descending Grace

– March 2013: First Place in photography by West Valley Art Museum for Descending Grace

– March 2013: Third place in photography by West Valley Art Museum for Fiddle in the Middle

Education:

– Bachelor of Arts - Media Design | The Art Institute of Phoenix, 2003

– Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction | University of Phoenix, 2010
Long exposure Johnny Kerr Still Reception photography art gallery opening