Joseph Holtzman at Nina Johnson Gallery

September 23rd - January 15th, 2022 Downstairs Gallery

Holtzman’s ghost-like paintings rendered on stone surfaces elicit a haunted sense of memory in the viewer. The long-lived spirits of both fictional and historic realms co-mingle. The smooth nature of the stone allows the viewer to feel as though the paint is moving in real-time, sliding across a picture plane in an animated gesture, where the images drift onto their monolithic backings. … +


Nina Johnson presents Vibrant: 16 artists from Creative Growth

May 15th - July 31st, 2021. Upstairs Gallery

Nina Johnson presents Vibrant, an exhibition of new works by the artists of Creative Growth Art Center, the oldest and largest nonprofit art studio for artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. With styles reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism to Fauvism and Pop Art, these exciting works highlight a group of extraordinary artists once marginalized by disability. Despite never receiving classical training, the … +

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Nina Johnson exhibits Darién Gap by Eamon Ore-Giro

December 2nd , 7-9pm

Named after the thin strip of land that runs between Panama and Colombia, the exhibition situates the viewer within a history that stretches from European abstraction to the visual culture of pre-Columbian Peru. Much as the Darién Gap links North and South America while acting as a cultural bottleneck between the two continents, this exhibition finds Ore-Giron examining the art historical legacies of the Global South and … +

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Terry Allen: Some Pictures and Other Songs at Nina Johnson Gallery

Dec 2, 2019-Feb 8, 2020

The first Miami exhibition of legendary artist, playwright, and musician Terry Allen. On display are approximately twenty new drawings, including new work from his ongoing series Homer’s Notebook and MemWars. Over the past five decades, Allen has moved from popular music to sculptural installation, all the while blurring artistic boundaries in a pursuit of freedom. On the evening of December 4, he will play an … +

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Nina Johnson presents Nevine Mahmou’s Bella donna

November 9th - January 4th

Taking place in the downstairs gallery and courtyard, the intimate exhibition is centered around a major outdoor sculpture: a 300-pound cherry made of hand-polished Portuguese marble. Topped with a 10 foot-tall stem springing into the sky, the gleaming fruit holds court like an impossible detail of a Renaissance still life.  Inside the gallery are a series of wall-mounted sculptures of blown glass. These … +

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: CLOSER AS LOVE at Nina Johnson Gallery

Through Nov 23, 2019

A selection of polaroids by Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, in the upstairs gallery. Breyer P-Orridge are lovers who fused art with daily life, eventually pursing a series of plastic surgeries to become identical twins—a plural self they’ve termed a “pandrogyne.” This is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on their unaltered polaroids, drawn from the artists’ personal archives. Selected by … +

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Nina Johnson Gallery exhibits Accidental Pictures by Artist Anna Betbeze

Through Nov 23, 2019

Created on silver Mylar with a variety of synthetic pigments, this new body of work continues Betbeze’s exploration into the properties of uncertainty and entropy. Moving amongst the reflective works, viewers find themselves entangled in a dance of creation and degeneration as the play of light on the reflective works subverts the stability of the image. Made on the floor of Betbeze’s … +

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Anna Betbeze: Accidental Pictures at Nina Johnson Main Gallery

Thu Oct 3rd, 2019. 7-9pm

Nina Johnson Gallery presents Accidental Pictures, an exhibition of new works by Anna Betbez. Created on silver Mylar with a variety of synthetic pigments, this new body of work continues Betbeze’s exploration into the properties of uncertainty and entropy. Moving amongst the reflective works, viewers find themselves entangled in a dance of creation and degeneration as the play of light on the … +

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Danica Sunbeam: New works by Emmett Moore at Nina Johnson Gallery

September 6th - September 28th, 2019

Danica Sunbeam, an exhibition of new work by Emmett Moore, includes a series of functional sculpture and design objects primarily made of T-shirt fabric. With his singular approach to materials and process, Moore has created a thrilling, unexpected body of work that responds both to Constructivist and Modernist design sensibilities, as well as the global flow of commodities. Moore sourced the shirts … +

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Historical Florida Highwaymen’ work at Nina Johnson Gallery

Fri Sep 6, 2019 - Sat Sep 28, 2019

Nina Johnson exhibits historic paintings by the Florida Highwaymen. The Florida Highwaymen were an informal collective of African American artists who painted and sold idyllic landscapes to tourists traveling along the A1A and US1 starting in the 1950s. Defined by the celestial illumination of the Hudson River School, myths of manifest destiny and the open road, and the rise of the middle … +

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Nicola L.: Silence at Nina Johnson Gallery

Fri Apr 5, 2019 - Sat May 11, 2019

Nina Johnson presents Silence, an exhibition of historic works by the legendary artist Nicola L, opening on April 5th, 2019 with a public reception (5-7 pm) and remaining on view until May 11th, 2019. Silence is the first posthumous exhibition of the artist, who passed away in December. Elegiac and timely, it brings together three bodies of work ranging back to the … +

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Atmospheres. Judy Chicago at Nina Johnson

Sun Nov 18, 2018 - Tue Jan 1, 2019

Nina Johnson exhibits never before seen photo prints documenting Judy Chicago’s Atmospheres series — the artist’s early landscape installations and performances staged between 1968-1974, and on a larger scale, beginning in 2012. This photographic exhibition coincides with a major survey of works exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, by the pioneering feminist artist that highlights Chicago’s iconographic transition from abstraction … +

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The Pink House at Nina Johnson Gallery

Through Sat Jul 28, 2018

Nina Johnson Gallery exhibits The Pink House. This exhibition was designed by Emmett Moore and includes only works on paper by international and local artists: Anna Betbeze, Ann Craven, Jarrett Earnest , Peter Halley, Aranda/Lasch, Matvey Levenstein, Nicolas Lobo, Joel Mesler and Laurinda Spear. On view through July 28, 2018. Nina Johnson Gallery 6315 NW 2nd Ave Miami, Florida 33150

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Tom Scicluna’ 6319 NW 2nd Avenue at Nina Johnson

Through Jun 2, 2018

Nina Johnson exhibits  6319 NW 2nd Avenue, Tom Scicluna’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Scicluna continues his practice of sourcing nearby found material and composing it in such a way as to trace new connections between the gallery and surrounding social contexts. The title of the show—a phantom address next to the gallery refers to the continuing effacement of Miami’s urban landscape, and the … +

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Ann Craven’ Snowbirds at Nina Johnson Gallery

Through Sat 10 Mar, 2018

Nina Johnson exhibits Snowbirds, Ann Craven’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. As the Northern United States are blanketed in an atmosphere of frost and snow, Ann has found herself delving deep into the coldest recesses of the country, painting extensively in her native Northeast Corridor – from Maine to Connecticut. Continuing her interest of the classical image of a bird perched … +

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Nina Johnson presents Katie Stout: Narcissus

Mon 4 Dec, 2017 - Sat 6 Jan, 2018

Across a range of functional objects, the Brooklyn-based Stout has become one of the most talked about designers of her generation. Whether working within the functional logic of lighting, seating, or shelving, or with mirrored or textile surfaces, Stout recasts the domestic world in her own, singular way—the effects being both absurd and abject, playful and sinister. Stout’s recent work has engaged … +

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Nina Johnson exhibits R.M. Fischer: Lampworks

Thu 7 Sep, 2017 - Sat 14 Oct, 2017

In Lampworks, Fischer has returned to creating light sculptures, the subject which originally brought his work attention in the 1980’s. The new sculptures pull from decades of working as designer, sculptor, architect and social mediator. Mechano-like metal support structures form the basis of each lamp, around which Fischer wraps, bolts, sews and stretches their vinyl and fabric skins. The elegant, playful skins … +

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Ray Smith Studio at Nina Johnson, Miami

Mon 13 Mar, 2017 - Sat 29 Jul, 2017

Ray Smith’s work is as enigmatic as he is. Born in Texas and raised in Mexico, Ray is a Spanish-speaking New Yorker, with the air of a Texas cattle rancher. His work draws from Spanish Modernists and Surrealists, and materializes in a variety of media, often through a stream of consciousness approach. Smith is a painter, sculptor, installation artist and social experimenter. … +


Nicolas Lobo: Cash Me Out at Nina Johnson Gallery

Sat 18 Mar, 2017

Nina Johnson Gallery exhibits carbon fiber and terra-cotta bas-relief works by artist Nicolas Lobo. Each has a rectilinear substrate made of carbon fiber that supports irregularly shaped wads and disks of terra cotta. The disks are marred with the indentations of different types of mechanically produced food: Onion rings, crinkle-cut French fries, M&Ms, breakfast cereal. The wads carry impressions of the interface … +