Books and Catalogues

New American Paintings. Vol. 148, South edition (2020-21). Juried by Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum. Coming soon.
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Made In Paint exhibition catalog, Golden Foundation (2020). Excerpts.
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Art Collection of the US Embassy of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Curated by Sarah Tanguy. See catalog online version (paperback version published 2019)

Sue Johnson, "Odalisque with Sunflower" (1995), pgs. 38-39.
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Exhibition catalog, Ready-Made Dream. Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA). October 25-December 2, 2018.
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Exhibition catalog, Finding Elsewhere. Curator's essay by Kate Pollasch. Faculty Exhibition, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland. September 24 - November 10, 2018.
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Home of Future Things, The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, The University of Memphis (2016). Essay by Patricia Lee Daigle, Director
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Catalog, Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia (2016-18). Curated by Claire D'Alba.
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(Not So) Still Life exhibition brochure. Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, curated by Jennifer McGregor.
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An Iconography: Ready-Made Dream from American Dreamscape
A Prose Poem Written by the Artist to Accompany the installation, Ready-Made Dream (2013)
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Exhibition catalog, The Nature of Curious Objects: Sue Johnson's Paper Museum. Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 2012.
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Jennifer Cognard-Black, "Sue Johnson's Curious Cabinets," Moore Adventures in Wonderland, Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadephia, PA. 2009-10
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Anne C. Goodyear, "OPTIONS 2009," Washington Project for the Arts at Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.
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Stuart Horodner, New Images for the Stereoscope, Bucknell University Art Galleries, 1999
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Martha Kjeseth Johnson, Evolutionary Drift: The Work of Sue Johnson and Pam Longobardi, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, 2009
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Sue Johnson: The Curious Nature of Objects (2012)
PDF of on-demand print book
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Peter Spooner, "The Alternate Encyclopedia," Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth, artist interview, curator's introduction, and poems by Camille Norton, 2004. 60 pages. Available for purchase from the artist, and the Tweed Museum of Art.
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Sue Johnson: Then and Now
PDF of on-demand print book
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Celia Rabinovitch, "Wondrous Imagination" for the exhibition, Cabinet of Wonders: Marvelous Transformations and Other Accidental Images, Swarthmore College, 2007
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Andrea Pollan, "Hidden Worlds, Other Views"
catalog essay from Selections from The Alternate Encyclopedia at the McLean Project for the Arts (2001)
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Jordana Pomeroy, "The Science of Nature and the Nature of Science," Fragments from The Alternate Encyclopedia, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, 2001
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Jennifer McGregor, Insecta Magnifica, exhibition brochure, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2002)
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N. Elizabeth Schlatter, "Eating Wonderland," Lora Robins Gallery of Art from Nature, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA, 2008
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Laura Katzman, "The Alternate Encyclopedia," Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1996 and the Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland, 1997
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Linda Tesner, "Artists and Specimens: Documenting Contemporary Experience," Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College, 2006
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Emily Lyons, "Novel Abstractions," Reyes + Davis Independent Exhibitions, WDC September 10 - October 16, 2010
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Tricia Watts, Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture and Insects, catalog, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA (2004)
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Premonition of A Natural History: Fireflies Burning (1991)
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Drawing in the Museums: A Seminar
Sue Johnson's undergraduate liberal arts students study abroad at the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford document their experiences the museums of Oxford (2011).
Book available for online viewing for free, and on-demand printing through Blurb.
John B. Ravenal, "Mid Atlantic Painting 2008," University of Mary Washington, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, 2008.

Jeffrey Carr, "The Nature of Nature," Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2002

Brian Byrn, "The Alternate Encyclopedia," The Midwest Museum of American Art, 2002

Peter Spooner, "Botanica: Contemporary Art and the World of Plants," Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1999

Linda Weintraub, "Along the Garden Path," Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 1998

Saul Ostrow, "Mssr. B's Curio Shop," Thread Waxing Space, New York, 1992

Terry R. Myers, "Triangle Artists' Workshop 1991 Exhibition," Bennington College, Usdan Gallery, Bennington, Vermont, 1992

Morgan T. Paine, "Animal Icons Too," Alverno College Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1985
At Your Service, exhibition catalog (2012)
Essays by Nikki Johnson, Amelia Toelke, Lisa Gralnick, Garth Johnson
Traveling exhibition, Bellevue Arts Museum, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and Overture Center for the Arts

Articles and Reviews

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Mark Jenkins, "In the galleries: A satire on images of women and the objects they advertise", The Washington Post, Dec. 25, 2020. Solo exhibition review.
Mark Jenkins, “‘In the Galleries: Misprints’ exhibition takes a purposeful approach”, The Washington Post, April 12, 2019
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Musee Magazine, Review. (Not So) Still Life at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY. April 23 2016
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Kim Powers, Brooklyn Rail, July 11, 2016. review of (No So) Still Life at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Ceramics Monthly, March 2016, Exposure, (photo, from Incredible Edibles, At Your Service exhibition) pg. 18
Coote, Jeremy, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Museums, 1851-2014: Rethinking Pitt-Rivers and His Legacy - An Introduction, Museum History Journal, Vol. 7 No. 2, July 2014, 126-134 (p. 132-133, photo).
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Collecting Patterns at the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury Life, February 2014. Solo exhibition article.
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Mark Jenkins, "In the Galleries: Household Textures square the obscure with the ordinary," The Washington Post, April 12, 2013
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Robin Bates, "No One Sees Nature Like Sue Johnson," The River Gazette, 2004
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Jessica Dawson, "Sue Johnson, Bringing Fresh Ideas to the Table," The Washington Post, Feb 15, 2008. Solo exhibition review.
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Michael O' Sullivan, The Washington Post, Sept. 25, 2009, Review of OPTIONS at Conner Contemporary Art, WDC.
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Jennifer Fossell O'Sullivan, The Bold Art of Sue Johnson, 2007
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Michael O'Sullivan, "Johnson's Hybrids: A Breed Apart," The Washington Post, February 23, 2001. Solo exhibition review.
Mark Jenkins, "Curio," Washington Post, Galleries, December 29, 2013

Roy Proctor, "Inedible edibles show," Richmond Times Dispatch, March 9, 2008

Victoria Donohoe, "Different Worlds, Dramatic Vision," Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 11, 2007

Alex Ho, "Johnson Exhibit at List explores the surreal," Phoenix, Swarthmore College, Feb 1, 2007

Brian Libby, "Examining the evidence of the human experience," The Oregonian, Sept. 8, 2006

Stephanie Beechem, "Man. Woman. Squirrel.," Pioneer Log, Lewis & Clark College, Vol. 71, Number 1, Sept 15, 2006

Amy Bernstein, "Artists and Specimens at Lewis and Clark College,", October 12, 2006

Sarah Sargent, Art Papers, exhibition review of NeoNaturalism, July-August 2002

Julie York Coppens, "Unnatural Selection: Artist Sue Johnson teases, fascinates viewers with Alternate Encyclopedia," South Bend Tribune, August 4, 2002

Marcia Fulmer, "Wonderfully strange world of Sue Johnson," The Truth (Elkhart, IN), July 25, 2002

William Zimmer, "With Webs and Wings: In an Insect Frame of Mind," The New York Times, May 12, 2002 Art review, Insecta Magnifica at Wave Hill's Glyndor Gallery

Jurek G. Polanski, "Sue Johnson: Pages from The Alternate Encyclopedia," Artscope, November 14, 2000, exhibition review/online art journal

"A Glimpse at the Garden," The Muse: Plains Art Museum Newsletter, Fall 1999

Jan Pita Grover, "Power amid roots and leaves: Botanica: artists see the beautiful, sinister and sexy side of plants," Duluth News Tribune, August 22, 1999

Andrea Pollan, The Washington Review, Vol.XXIV, No. 1, 1998, June/July, Special ArtSites 98 Edition, Curio Cabinet of Hybrid Possibilities catalog essay for the exhibition

Nancy Ungar, "Salting the wounds of 20th century life," The Rockville Gazette, June 17, 1998

John Dorsey, The Baltimore Sun, Art Review, September 4, 1997

Mike Giuliano, The Baltimore City Paper, Art Review, September 10, 1997

Stuart Horodner, "The F Word," New Observations, Frankenstein issue, Issue #114, Spring 1997

John D. Johnston, "Put That in Your Funk and Wagnalls," January 22, The Enterprise, 1997, exhibition review

Jean Rosenblatt, "Domesticating the Wild," The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 1996

Laura Katzman, Art Papers, review of The Alternate Encyclopedia, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 1996

Mary McCoy, "Three at Drysdale," The Washington Post, exhibition review, July 30, 1994

Faye Hirsch, The Print Collector's Newsletter, "The Press" at ¨Horodner-Romley Gallery, New York, Vol. XXV, No 2, May-June 1994

Ellen Watkins, "Museums offer spectacular exhibition focusing on the flower as eternal moment," The Star Ledger, Bergen Museum of Science and Art, July 4, 1993

Holland Cotter, "Nature Fabrilis at Stiebel Modern," The New York Times, July 3, 1992

Karen Wilkin, Partisan Review, "At The Galleries," exhibition review of "Morphologic" at Art in General and "Beyond Nature" at Marymount
Manhattan College Gallery, Vol. LIX No. 3, Summer 1992

Julie Wyatt, "A fine, eclectic show at the Albany Institute of Art," The Knickerbocker News, Albany, New York 1985

Susan Taaffe, The New Art Examiner, exhibition review, Anthropology
Games at the Columbus Cultural Art Center, Columbus, Ohio, 1985

Marion Garmel, "Artist Sue Johnson measures civilization by the games we play," The Indianapolis News, 1985

Steven Mannheimer, "Work by Sue Johnson Featured in Two Exhibitions,"The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN 1985