Nickelas Alan T. Johnson (Smokey)

10168 144 St. NW | Edmonton, Alberta | T5N 2T9
nickelasjohnson@gmail.com
www.smokeydraws.com

Public Artworks

2012 Ripp’d Off and Red, City of Edmonton Permanent Collection, 20’ wooden hand sculture purchased and placed at permanent location: 101a Ave 96 Street

2012 Dirt City, Dream City, "Ripp'd Off and Red", Edmonton Art Council, temporary public art installation

2012 Dirt City, Dream City, "Tent City", Edmonton Art Council, temporary public art installation

2011 Downtown Banners Project, The Works, created a series of images paired with text from Poet Laureate Roland Pemberton for banners installed in downtown Edmonton

2011 Nextfest, “Indiantestines”, temporary 4’x8’ mural displayed outside of Avenue Skatepark, Edmonton

2009 Alberta Avenue Streetscapes, “Beaver”, work commissioned by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council

2009 Alberta Avenue Streetscapes, “Mountie”, work commissioned by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council

2009 Alberta Avenue Streetscapes, “Buffalo”, work commissioned by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council

2009 Alberta Avenue Streetscapes, “woodland”, work commissioned by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council

Featured Exhibitions

2013 Manus, Jackson Power Electric, group exhibition

2013 Whatever, Stollery Gallery, co-currated and presented work, group exhibition

2012 ARTShab Studio Sale, ARTShab Edmonton, group exhibition

2012 Dirt City, Dream City, Edmonton Art Council, temporary public art installation

2012 Curiousities, Fast & Dirty Collective, mobile group exhibition in moving truck

2012 We Are The Golden West, Artery, group exhibition of art collective’s new works

2011 Refinery Party, Art Gallery of Alberta, populated party w/ 8’ tall wood cutout monsters

2011 The Cheaper Show, Vancouver, group exhibition

2011 Cabin Fever, The ARTery, solo exhibition

2009 The Advantaged, The ARTery, group exhibition

2009 Art’s Birthday, Garneu Swimming Pool, performance

2008 The 1950 Ford Show, Art Gallery of Alberta, group exhibition

2008 53 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Latitude 53, fund-raiser / group exhibition

2008 Cockfight!, The ARTery, group exhibition (painting, installation, performance)

2008 Good Intentions, Poor Traits, Birch Heart Basement, group exhibition

2008 Very Large Monsters, Birch Heart Basement, group exhibition

2008 Working Hearts or Heartly Workings, Birch Heart Basement, group exhibition

2007 Free For All, Art Gallery of Alberta, group exhibition

2005 Muddy Water Art Show, Muddy Waters, solo exhibition

2005 ArtsHab Art Show, ArtsHab, group exhibition

2004 Deck The Walls, Victory Lounge, fundraiser/ group exhibition

1998 A Guy And His Stuff, JCD Frames N’ More, solo exhibition

Awards

2009 Western Canadian Magazine Award, Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Published Works

2010 New York Times, interior illustration

2009 Unlimited Magazine, 6-page illustrated biography on Christian Bok

2008 Notebook Magazine, Issue 4 cover / feature spread and interview

2008-2009 Ed Magazine, weekly feature illustrator for sex / relationship column

2006-present Vue Weekly, various covers / interior illustrations

Commissioned Work

2009 Edmonton Works Festival, promotional poster

2008 Whitsundays, CD layout / illustration

2006 Field + Stream, 7” vinyl layout / illustration

1993 Spiderman Villains, created and installed life-sized cutouts of famous comic book villains and cityscape for Peter Pond Mall, Fort McMurray