Nickelas Alan T. Johnson (Smokey)

10168 144 St. NW | Edmonton, Alberta | T5N 2T9

Grants & Awards
2016 Travel grant, Edmonton Arts Council
2009 Western Canadian Magazine Award, Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Ersatz Effigies, Break’Art Mix, Paris, France, collab w/ Candice Kelly
2011 Cabin Fever, The ARTery
2005 Piles and Piles, Muddy Waters
1998 A Guy And His Stuff, JCD Frames N’ More

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 A Cold Sweat, Lowlands Project Space
2017 Survival Guide, Art Gallery of Alberta, collaboration with Mors Kochanski
2016 Do It Yourself: Collectivity and Collaboration, University of Alberta Museums Gallery, collaboration with Candice Kelly (Local Gifts)
2015 Local Gifts, Graphic Arts Building, year-long installation / performance art
2014 Refinery Party, Art Gallery of Alberta, installation
2013 Manus, Jackson Power Electric Gallery
2013 Whatever, Stollery Gallery, co-curated and presented work
2012 ARTShab Studio Sale, ARTShab Edmonton
2012 Dirt City, Dream City, Edmonton Art Council, temporary public art installation
2012 Curiosities, Fast & Dirty Collective, mobile exhibition in moving truck
2012 We Are The Golden West, Artery
2011 Refinery Party, Art Gallery of Alberta, populated party w/ 8’ tall wood cutout monsters
2011 The Cheaper Show, Vancouver
2009 The Advantaged, The ARTery
2009 Art’s Birthday, Garneau Swimming Pool, performance
2008 The 1950 Ford Show, Art Gallery of Alberta
2008 53 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Latitude 53, fundraiser / group exhibition
2008 Cockfight!, The ARTery (painting, installation, performance)
2008 Good Intentions, Poor Traits, Birch Heart Basement
2008 Very Large Monsters, Birch Heart Basement
2008 Working Hearts or Heartly Workings, Birch Heart Basement
2007 Free For All, Art Gallery of Alberta
2005 ArtsHab Art Show, ArtsHab

Public Artworks
2016 They Watch, 9910, Mural
2014 Ozymandius Gates, The Works, collaboration with Aaron Paquette
2013 En Masse Mural, Edmonton Art Council/ En Masse, collaborative mural
2012 Ripp’d Off and Red, City of Edmonton Permanent Collection, 20’ wooden hand sculpture purchased and placed at permanent location: 101a Ave 96 Street
2012 Dirt City, Dream City, Ripp'd Off and Red, Edmonton Art Council, transitory public art installation
2012 Dirt City, Dream City, Tent City, Edmonton Art Council, transitory 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, work commissioned by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council

Fabrication & Install
2017 Gold Sky, Black River (mural) by Jill Stanton, Saskatoon, install assistant
2016 The Flood by Sean Caulfield, Art Gallery of Alberta, install assistant
2014 Grandin LRT Station Reconciliation Mural by Aaron Paquette, Studio Tech/Chief Fabricator
2014 Strange Dream by Jill Stanton, Art Gallery of Alberta, install assistant

Published Works
2016 PyramidVid, animation flipbook, Publication Studio
2013-15 promo materials and site decor Golden West Music Fest
2013 Hungry Digest, Art & Comix Compendium, collection of personal works, self published
2010 New York Times, interior illustration
2009 Unlimited Magazine, 6-page illustrated biography on Christian Bok

Artist Talks
2015 On Ugliness, Creative Mornings Edmonton
2014 Professional Artistry, Kings College

Arts Experience
2017 Storyboard artist, Dayworld, Adult Swim
2015 volunteer, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
1996/97 art instructor, Mini U, Fort McMurray
1997 private art tutor