Johanna Warwick is an Assistant Professor of photography at LSU. She is a British born, Canadian raised artist who completed her BFA in Photography from Ryerson University, Toronto and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. 

In her work, she is interested in the history of representation, and how that shapes our society. She explores these themes through the making of new images, using camera-less darkroom processes and re-contextualizing archival images to unfold histories. She has exhibited in New York, Boston, Toronto and other major cities across North America and is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. She has published a limited-edition book, Past & Present Tense through There There Now, with Kristine Thompson.



Masters of Fine Art, Photography                          Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2010
Bachelor of Fine Art w/Honors, Photography        Ryerson University, 2006 (Toronto, Canada)

Solo Exhibitions

2018     Monuments to Strangers, Basin Arts, Lafayette, LA.
2016     Monuments to Strangers, VisCom Gallery, Dallas, TX.
2015     Between the Ground & Sky, The Center for Theoretical Physics MIT, Cambridge, MA.
2014     Between the Ground & Sky, The Mayor’s Gallery, Boston, MA.
2012    The Best Thing You’ve Never Seen, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, CANADA
2006   The Weight of the World, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

Two Person Exhibitions

2017     We Live in the Gaps Between the Stories, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA., with Kristine Thompson
            We Live in the Gaps Between the Stories, FrontierSpace, Missoula, MT., with Kristine Thompson

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018   Alternative to What?, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA. Curated by Bridge Conn. 

          Transformation, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, TX. Curated by Kristy Peet.

          Equality Matters, Conversations on Gender & Race, Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Fulton MO. Curated by Nicole                 Petrescu. 

2017  SPESC Educators Exhibition, The Art Center of Waco, TX. Curated by Deborah Lillie.

40 Under 40, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX. Curated by Maggie Adler, Associate Curator at Amon Carter Museum
of Art

Recollections, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA. Curated by Russell Lord, Curator of Photography at  New Orleans Museum of Art.

Call & Response: Art as Resistance, online & public slideshow hosted in collaboration with Strange Fire Collective and the Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado Photographic Arts Center and Month of Photography Denver. Curated by Zora J Murff, Hamidah Glasgow, Jess T. Dugan and Rafael Soldi.

2016  Unshadowed, The Front, New Orleans, LA., with Joey Tipton & Jessica Vogel. Curated by Jessica Vogel.

34th Annual Juried Membership Exhibit, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX. Curated by Yasufumi Nakamori.

Re-Context, Colorado Center for Photography, Denver, CO. Curated by Ariel Shanberg.

LSU School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Baton Rouge, LA.

Louisiana Fine Art Showcase, Hammond, LA. Curated by Lily Brooks.

American Woman, Slocumb Gallery ETSU, Johnson City, TN. Curated by Al Miner.

2015  The Altered Landscape, Clamp Light Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Curated by Tom Turner.

Fresh, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Darren & Debra Klompching.

2014  2014 Frames Projecting International Photography, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow International Art                       Festival, Glasgow, SCOTLAND. Curated by Clare Samuel.

Lens 2014, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Exhibition, Newtonville, MA.

2013  The Ties That Bind, Calumet Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Faculty Exhibition, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX.

Onward Compe, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Mark Steinmetz.

2012  Equivalents, NW Photo Center, Seattle, WA.

MassArt Alumni Show, Fountain Studios, NYC, NY.

2011  New Blood, Phoenix Gallery, NYC, NY.

Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA.

2010  The Ryerson Gallery Seen Through The David Oliver Collection, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

Work, New Orleans Alliance of Photography, New Orleans, LA.

         Art of Photography, San Diego, CA.

         Plus, Minus, Multiply, Divide, Brandt Gallery, Boston, MA.

         Emerging Artist Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC, NY.

         Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA.

         Thesis Exhibition, Bakalar/Paine Gallery, Boston, MA.

         Senior/Graduate Show, Add INC, Boston, MA

         Portraits, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN

2009  High Art Kids, Black Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

           Midway Show, Paine Gallery, Boston, MA.

           Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA.

2008     Hello My Name Is, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA.

2007     Flash Forward 3, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, NYC, NY.

            EcoMedia Street Art Sponsorship Program, Toronto, CANADA

            Flash Forward 3, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, CANADA

            Rising: Contact Festival, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, CANADA

            Best of Show, First Canadian Place, Toronto, CANADA

            In Flight, Toronto International Airport, Toronto, CANADA

2006     Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, CANADA

            Maximum Exposure, Ryerson University, Toronto, CANADA

            Photo, Xpace Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

2005    Truth, Toronto Image Works Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

            Flash Forward, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, CANADA

            Flash Forward, Redux Gallery, NYC, NY.

            Maximum Exposure, Ryerson University, Toronto CANADA

            Snap Photo Auction, Toronto, CANADA

            Snap Preview, Spin Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

            Third Year Show, The Ryerson Gallery, 80 Spadina, Toronto, CANADA

2004     Maximum Exposure, Ryerson University, Toronto, CANADA

            Niagara College Photo Exhibition, Niagara College, Niagara Falls, CANADA

            Snap Photo Auction, Toronto, CANADA

2003     First Year New Media Show, Element Bar, Toronto, CANADA



Past & Present Tense, collaborative book with Kristine Thompson. Published by There There now. Edition of 100.


Permanent Collections

Texas A&M University, Dallas, TX.

         The Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.



Can Serrat, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain. Summer 2017.



2017     Faculty Travel Grant, ORED

2016     Faculty Research Grant with Kristine Thompson, LSU School of Art

            Junior Faculty Summer Stipend, ORED

2015     Faculty Travel Grant, ORED

2014     Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Honorable Mention, Houston Center for Photography

            SFA Mini Grant

            SFA Travel Grant

            Review Santa Fe

2013     Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

2010     Boston Young Contemporaries Award Winner

            St.Botolph Emerging Artist Grant Award Nominee

2006    Student Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2005    Roloff Beny Foundation Award for the France Study Abroad

2004    Image Arts Bursary

2002    Aiming for the Top Scholarship

            Craig T. Williams Scholarship

            Scholarship Medallion

2001    Cawthra Park OAC Visual Arts Award & Photography Award



Strange Fire Collective, online, April 2017.

Blink Magazine, Issue #44 (Winter 2015).

Charles, Hively, Creative Quarterly, Issue #27 (Summer 2012).

Brian Vu, “The Familiar and the Unfamiliar”, We Are Rebels, no.4, (July 2010) 42-49.

Cate McQuaid, "Gripping Camera Work", The Boston Globe, July 21, 2010.

Hallie Engel, “Back in a Flash”, M Magazine The National Dubai (December 2009) 22-27.

Dana Faconti, “PRC Juried Publication”, In the Loupe, Volume 33, no.4, (Fall 2009).

Susan Pinker, “Legal Dropouts”, Report on Business (The Globe and Mail), 70-77, (March 2008).

Catherine Dean, “Flash Forward 2007 Emerging Photographers From Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States”, The Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada, 68-69, (2007).

MaryAnn Camilleri and Catherine Dean.  “Carte Blanche Photography.1”, The Magenta Foundation, Toronto Canada, 294, (2006).

Sophie Hackett and Jennifer Long, “Flash Forward Emerging Photographers From Toronto and New York”, The Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada, (2005).


Visiting Artist Lectures

2017          University of Missouri, Columbia MO.

2016          University of Texas A&M Commerce, Dallas, TX.

2015          The University of Oklahoma, SPE South Central Regional Conference

                  Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.

                  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

2013           Stephen F. Austin State University

                   Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University, Boston, MA.

2012           New England Institute of Art, Boston MA.

2010           Concordia University, Montreal, QC Canada.


Teaching Positions

Current             Assistant Professor of Art/Photography, Louisiana State University

2013-2015         Assistant Professor of Art/Photography, Stephen F. Austin State University

2013                  Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern University

2012-2013         Adjunct Faculty, Merrimack College

2011- 2013         Adjunct Faculty, The New England Institute of Art

2010-2012         Adjunct Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art and Design