Johnnie Chatman (B. 1990) is a lens-based artist residing in New York City. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Video & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Chatman's work has been featured in exhibitions across the United States including at the De Young Museum (San Francisco, CA), Claremont Museum of Art (Claremont, CA), and Black Box Gallery (Portland, OR). He has been the recipient of the Beth Block Travel Grant, School of Visual Arts Alumni Scholarship Award, Alice-Beck Odette Scholarship and a department assistantship from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been featured in publications including PDN EDU, All The Best Alice, Rucksack Magazine, The Bold Italic, VoyageLA and Zoetrope All-Story. He is also the founder of Terms & Conditions, a showcase of experimentation in moving image.

2019 exhibitions include Another West at Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Forecast 2019 Annual Survey Exhibition at SF Camerawork (San Francisco, CA), and Untitled, Art: SF (San Francisco, CA).

Phone: 909 - 493 - 6565


2018 - MFA - Photography, Video & Related Media - School of Visual Arts
2015 - BFA - Photography - Academy of Art University

Select Exhibitions:

2019 – Another West - Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
2019 – Forecast 2019 - SF Camerawork (San Francisco, CA)
2019 – Untitled, Art : SF (San Francisco, CA)
2018 – MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Thesis Exhibition - School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery (New York, NY)
2018 – Catalysts in the Morning Dew - School of Visual Arts Gramercy Gallery (New York, NY)
2018 – California Gold - PVAA Art Place (Montclair, CA)
2018 – Black History Month Exhibition - School of Visual Arts Student Center (New York, NY)
2017 – Haphazard Paradigm - Re: Art Show (New York, NY)
2017 – In Time Film Festival (New York, NY)
2017 – Space - Littlefield Gallery (New York, NY)
2017 – Gallery of Broken Hearts - Norman Coffee Co (San Francisco, CA)
2017 – Space - Float Magazine
2016 – 2nd Annual Claremont Showcase - Claremont Museum of Art & Claremont Graduate University at Alexander Hughes Center (Claremont, CA)
2016 – Solo Exhibition : Spring Awakening - Art For Life Gallery (Claremont, CA)
2016 – Pomona Valley Arts Association 35th Annual Open Juried Show - PVAA Art Place (Montclair, CA)
2016 – "HAFLandscapez" - Humble Arts Foundation
2016 – Focus: Light and Shadow - Black Box Gallery (Portland, OR)
2015 – Solo Exhibition : Iridescent Waves - The Cannery Galleries (San Francisco, CA)
2015 – Solo Exhibition : Salton Sea - The Cannery Galleries (San Francisco, CA)
2014 – Claremont Museum of Art OpenArt Tour (Claremont, CA)
2014 – Fresh Faces II at Art For Life Gallery (Claremont, CA)
2014 – Solo Exhibition : Intersection - The Claremont Forum (Claremont, CA)
2013 – Powerful Images / Alluring Objects - 111 Minna Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
2013 – Student Showcase - de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA)
2012 – Fresh Faces Gallery Show at Art For Life Gallery (Claremont, CA)

Select Grants/ Awards:

2018 – Alumni Scholarship Award - SVA Alumni Society
2018 – Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship - School of Visual Arts
2017 – Beth Block Travel Grant - Beth Block Foundation
2016 – Chairman's Grant - School Of Visual Arts

Curatorial Works:

2018 – Terms & Conditions : 0.1
2017 – In Time Film Festival 2017


Van Proyen, Mark. “Carleton Watkins and ‘Another West’ @ Fraenkel.” 2019
Walsh, Brienne. “In A Series of Photographs, Johnnie Chatman Subverts the Fantasy of the American West.” PDN Edu. 2018
”Johnnie Chatman - i forgot where we were…” All the best, Alice. 2018
”Meet Johnnie Chatman.” VoyageLA. 2018
Misrach, Richard. “I forgot where we were.” Zoetrope: All-Story. Issue Fall 2017 Vol. 21 No. 3. 2017
”Between the Sea & the City.” Rucksack Magazine. 2017