Chris Johanson is a painter, muralist, installation artist, and illustrator who lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California. Johanson was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Deitch Projects in New York. His most recent solo show, Backwards Towards Forwards, opened at Chicago’s Kavi Gupta gallery in September. Johanson also operates “Awesome Vistas,” a record label that produces limited-edition vinyl in collaboration with musicians and artists.

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