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b. Kirkenes, Norway, 1973

  • EDUCATION

    • 1996

      • BFA in Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
    • 1992

      • Degree in Photography, Video, and Film, Lugnetskolan, Falun, Sweden
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2013

      • Simen Johan, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2012

      • Simen Johan, Until the Kingdom Comes, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
    • 2011

      • Simen Johan, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes, Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
      • Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
    • 2010

      • Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY
      • Simen Johan, Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
    • 2009

      • Until the Kingdom Comes, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2008

      • Simen Johan: Evidence of Things Unseen, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
    • 2006

      • Until the Kingdom Comes, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2005

      • Breeding Ground, Stiftelsen 3, 14, Bergen, Norway
      • Simen Johan, M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania
    • 2004

      • Breeding Ground, Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
      • Simen Johan, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
      • Simen Johan, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 2003

      • Breeding Ground, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Simen Johan, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway and Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway
    • 2002

      • Evidence of Things Unseen, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2001

      • Room to Play, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2000

      • And Nothing Was to Be Trusted, Benham Studio Gallery, Seattle, WA
      • And Nothing Was to Be Trusted, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1999

      • Simen Johan, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
      • Recent Works, Cortland Jessup Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1998

      • Self Portraits, Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
    • 1996

      • Simen Johan, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
      • Simen Johan, Galleri Lava, Stockholm, Sweden
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2012

      • Myths & Realities, The Visual Arts Gallery at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
      • Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers at Scandinavia House, The Nordic Center in America, New York, NY
      • The Perfect Storm, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2011

      • Beautiful Vagabonds: Birds in Contemporary Photography, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2010

      • Dead or Alive: Nature Revisited, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
      • Other as Animal, Danese Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2009

      • Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum, New York
    • 2008

      • Presumed Innocence, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, MA
      • Pubertet, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
    • 2007

      • All for Art!, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
      • The Digital Portrait, Clamp Art, New York, NY
      • Lost in the Woods, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
      • New Acquisitions, 21C Museum, Louisville, KY
      • Photographic Culture, CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
    • 2006

      • Creepy Crawlies, Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich, Australia
      • Drawn, Exposed, & Impressed, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
      • New to View: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
    • 2005

      • Picturing Eden, George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography and Film
      • Acting out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography, University of Iowa Museum of
      • Art, Iowa City, IA and The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
      • The ChildrenÕs House, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
      • In Focus: Contemporary Photography From the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
    • 2004

      • Photography Reborn, Kresge Gallery, Ramapo College, NJ
      • Changeling, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
      • The Picture of Innocence: Children in Modern Photography, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
      • Dreamweavers, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
      • Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
      • Pool Party, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • The Beauty of Darkness, Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Neatherlands
    • 2003

      • Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
      • Niños, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
      • Migration, A Barents Art Project, Grenseland Museum, Kirkenes, Norway (to travel to Norway,
      • Sweden, Finland, and Russia through 2004)
    • 2002

      • Role Play in Self-Portrait Photography, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
      • New Acquisitions, Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
      • Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
      • Evidence of Things Unseen, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Situated Realities, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
    • 2001

      • Chelsea Rising, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
      • In a New York State of Mind, Embassy of Sweden, Washington, DC
      • Go Fish, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
    • 2000

      • Don’t Follow Patterns, Empire Bronze Foundry, Queens, NY
      • Images in a Post-Photographic Age, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
    • 1999

      • The Artist as Patron, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
      • Images in a Post-Photographic Age, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
      • Artists of Our Times III, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
      • Revolution in Technology: Past and Present, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
      • Transcending Limits: Moving Beyond Mainstream, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX
    • 1998

      • Re-conceptualizations of a Vision, Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
      • Sixth Annual New York Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY (traveled to Italy, Spain
      • and Portugal through 1999)
      • (R)evolution, Bianca Pilat Contemporary Art Gallery and Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of
      • Science and Technology, Milan, Italy
    • 1997

      • SVA Alumni, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1996

      • The Art Market, Gen Art, New York, NY
    • 1995

      • Bit by Bit, Post-Photographic Imaging, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1993

      • Disposable Generation, CB’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY
  • COLLECTIONS

      • 21C Museum, Louisville, KY
      • Art and Learning Center & Union Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
      • The Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada
      • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
      • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
      • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
      • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
      • LaSalle Bank, Chicago, IL
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
      • Museet for Fotokunst – Brandts, Denmark
      • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • Norsk Museum for Fotografi - Preus Fotomuseum, Norway
      • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • GRANTS AND AWARDS

    • 2012

      • The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Grant for Photography, Providence, RI
    • 2009

      • The Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
      • American-Scandinavian Foundation Grant, New York, NY
    • 2003

      • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH
    • 2002

      • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY
  • RADIO

    • 2006

      • “The Speakeasy with Dorian.” WFMU, 91.1FM & 90.1FM, 27 March.
    • 2004

      • “Kultur Nytt.” NRK1, (Norwegian Television), 14 Oct.
    • 2003

      • “The Speakeasy with Dorian.” WFMU, 91.1FM & 90.1FM, 10 Nov.
      • “The Leonard Lopate Show.” WNYC, 820AM & 93.9FM, 28 Oct.
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2013

      • “Goings On About Town: Art, Simen Johan” New Yorker, November 2013.
      • “Simon Johan’s Digitally Manipulated Photographs of Animals at Yossi Milo Gallery” Architectural Digest, 28 October, 2013
      • “The One Show You Must See in NYC this Season.” Condé Nast Traveler 30 September 2013.
      • Allende, Monica. “Simen Johan: Evidence of Things Unseen.” Ojodepez Volume 13 (2013)
    • 2012

      • Leibach, Julie. “One Picture, Simen Johan.” Audubon Magazine Nov. – Dec. (2012)
      • Meyers, William. “Lay of the Land and Strange Sights.” The Wall Street Journal. 14-15 July, (2012).
      • Zimmer, Carl. “Friends with Benefits” Time Magazine February 20, 2012.
      • Piatti, Elisabetta. “Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes” Zoom Magazine Spring 2012.
    • 2011

      • Baldwin, Rosecrans. “The Eerie: Simen Johan [Interview].” The Morning News. 31 October (2011).
      • Aletti, Vince. “Beautiful Vagabonds.” The New Yorker. 29 August (2011): 20.
      • T, Adam. “Simen Johan.” Dallas. 29 August (2011): 67.
      • Hutson, Laura. “The weird and wonderful photographs of Simen Johan: In the Kingdom of the Unreal.” Nashville Scene. 21 April (2011).
      • Barrera, Aida. “Simen Johan.” Revista Origama (Mexico). February (2011).
    • 2010

      • Dead or Alive. Museum of Art and Design, NY.
      • “Simen Johan.” Måg (Norway). Issue 2 (2010): 56-63.
      • Baldini, Costanza. “Simen Johan.” Drome Magazine (Italy). Fall Issue (2010).
      • Galloway, Jordan. “Exquisite Corpses.” New York Press. 27 April (2010).
      • Siegel, Miranda. “Skip the Oil Paint.” New York Magazine. 25 April (2010).
      • Hameiri, Yam. “Perfect Vision.” Haaretz Magazine (Israel). 23 April (2010).
      • “Until the Kingdom Comes.” Marie Claire (Greece). February (2010).
    • 2009

      • D’Acquisto, Germano. “Gli animali di Simen Johan raccontano le nostre paure.” Marie Claire (Italy), October (2009).
      • “Simen Johan.” Camerata (Korea). Volume 27, November (2009): 48-55.
      • Aletti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Simen Johan.” The New Yorker. 21 September (2009): 20.
      • “Until the Kingdom Comes.” Modern Luxury. September/October (2009): 54.
      • Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Truth Beauty.” The Rumpus. 24 April, (2009)
      • Jiang, Rong. “Virtuality and Reality.” Chinese Photography (China). Issue 75 (2009): 27-28 & 44-47.
    • 2008

      • Presumed Innocence. Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, MA. P. 18, 107 & 148.
      • Clarke, Indigo. “Life is but a Dream.” Oyster (Australia). Issue 75 (2009): 94-95.
    • 2007

      • All for Art! In Conversation with Collectors. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. p. 218.
      • My Soviet Union, by Michael Dumanis. University of Massachusetts Press. Cover.
      • Light and Lens, by Robert Hirsch. Focal Press. p. 119.
      • Black Magic, White Noise. Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany). p. 92-95, 150.
      • “two for one.” Adbusters. Nov/Dec (2007): 2.
      • Max, D.T. “The Gray One is Taking Over.” New York Times Magazine. 7 October (2007): 66.
      • Bright, Susan. “What both artists and advertisers have in common is staging of the real.” Photofile. Summer (2007): 27.
      • “New York Snapper Sees Red in Dundee.” Evening Telegraph and Post (Scotland). 14 August (2007): 2.
      • “CONTACT Press Clippings: In Pictures.” Globe and Mail. May (2007).
      • “The Unreal World.” en Route. May (2007): 74.
      • Milroy, Sarah. “Point, shoot, click, trick.” Globe and Mail (Canada). 5 May (2007): R12.
      • “Antecámera.” Picnic (Mexico). February (2007): 92-93.
      • Chabon, Michael. “Nostalgia: It’s Only Make-Believe.” Details. Jan/Feb (2007): 102-105.
      • Clarke, Indigo. “Doors of Perception: Art by Simen Johan.” BIG. (2007): 67.
      • Lee, Gwen. “Simen Johan.” Ish (Singapore). 8.1 (2007).
      • “Qu’est-ce que la photographie aujourd’hui?” Beaux Arts. (2007).
      • The Drawbridge (United Kingdom). 5(2007): 5.
    • 2006

      • Picturing Eden, by Deborah Klochko. George Eastman House.
      • Full of Grace, by Ray Merritt. Cygnet Foundation. p. 329.
      • Aletti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Simen Johan.” The New Yorker. 27 March (2006): 16.
      • Tikhonova, Yulia. “Simen Johan, Yossi Milo Gallery.” Sculpture. December (2006): 75-76.
      • Bo, Li. “Gallery: The Foreland of Photography Market.” Chinese Photography July (2006).
      • Esquire (Russia). July/August (2006):122-129.
      • Esquire (Russia). December (2006): 209.
      • Girard, Marie-Claude. “Les enfants ont bien changé.” La Presse (Canada) 4 January 2006: Cover.
      • International Photo Magazine 1 (2006): 36.
      • Lingard, Jason. “Simen Johan.” Nothing Magazine. 11 (2006).
      • Mitchell, Chris. “Simen Johan, Until the Kingdom Comes.” Lifelounge (Australia). 2. (2006): 26-33.
      • Mouvement (France). April/June (2006): 136-137.
      • Photo District News. March (2006): 54.
      • Powers, Bill. “Welcome to the Age of Entitlement.” Blackbook. (2006): 80-81.
      • Robinson, Andrew. “Illuminating Artifice.” Gay City News. June (2006): 8-14.
      • Schwartz, Staci. Village Voice. 8 March (2006): 51.
      • “Simen Johan.” Rojo (Spain). December (2006): Cover, 114-117.
      • “Special Exhibitions- Drawn, Exposed, & Impressed: Simen Johan.” The Cleveland Museum of Art. www.clemusart.com/exhibcef/cmamoca/html/8791966.html
      • “The AI Eye: Editors’ Pick of Art for Sale.” ArtInfo 29 March 2006.
      • Therond, Eve. “North Wind.” Whitewall. 4(2006): 113-115.
      • Westerstad, Elsa. “Simen Johan.” Odd at Large (Sweden). June/July (2006): 42-46.
      • “Witches.” Vision (China). July (2006): 142-145.
      • Wolinski, Natacha. “Cap Au Nord.” Beaux Arts. 269 (2006).
    • 2005

      • Photography Reborn, by Jonathan Lipkin. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers. pp. 11, 82-87, 84-85.
      • Antimanuél d’Éducation Sexuelle. Éditions Bréal (France). pp. 166 & 194.
      • Designed to Help. Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany). pp. 103-112.
      • Acting Out. Essay by Kathleen A. Edwards. University of Iowa Museum of Art. Cover & pp. 35-37.
      • Brakewood, John Peter. “Je de Rôles.” art actuel. 41(2005).
      • Coleman, A.D. “Painting with Photographs: The Hybrid Vision of Simen Johan.” AG Magazine (UK). 38(2005): Cover & p. 20-27.
      • “Cuando papa sale de viaje.” Picnic. July/Aug, 5(2005): 85-93.
      • “Evidence of Things Unseen.” Beautiful/Decay Magazine (UK). J (2005): Cover & p. 50-55.
      • Farrington, Susan. “Art Museum Opens Singular Photography Exhibit.” The Sanford Herald 13 April (2005): 2C & Cover.
      • Gravagnuolo, Emma. “La Covata Malefica.” Arte (Italy). Sept. (2005): 64-70.
      • Hirsch, Rob. “An Alternative View.” Digital Camera Magazine (United Kingdom). 31(2005): 28.
      • Kuizinaitė, Gabrielė. “Vaikisko pasaulio atspindziai.” 7 Meno Dienos (Lithuania). 11 March (2005): 10.
      • Kuizinaitė, Gabrielė. “Norvegų šiuolaikinės dailės tendencijos.” akiraciai (Lithuania). 2 (2005).
      • Kuizinaitė, Gabrielė. “Simenas Johanas: Stengiuosi Suprantamai Pasakoti Istorijas.” Literatüra ir menas (Lithuania). 15 March (2005): 7.
      • Patterson, Tom. “An Eye for the Unusual.” Winston-Salem Journal. 19 June 2005.
      • Sanaç, Ekin. “Simen Johan.” Bant (Turkey). June (2005).
      • Sanchez, Marisa C. “Photographers and Printmakers in the Digital Studio.” Artl¡es. 46 (2005).
      • Shepherd, Jan. “Photography Debut.” Boston Sunday Globe 27 March 2005.
      • Smith, Roberta. “Postmodern Wandering In a Forest of Poses.” The New York Times 2 September (2005): E27.
      • The Big City (Russia). 2 February 2005.
    • 2004

      • Simen Johan. Kunstnernes Hus (Norway). Curated by Malin Barth. Essays by A.D. Coleman & Gisle Ledel Johannessen.
      • Wonderland. Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany). pp. 110-119.
      • Amdam, Peter. “Barnestreker.” Natt & Dag (Norway). October (2004): 14.
      • Arntzen, Mari Grinde. “Barndommens by.” Aftenposten (Norway). 15 October (2004): 6-7.
      • Baker, Kenneth. “Simen Johan.” Art News. June (2004): 120.
      • Carlin, Carrie.” Growing Pains.” City Weekly (Australia). August (2004): 22.
      • “Changeling.” Artlink (Australia). December (2004): 76.
      • “Changeling.” The BRAG (Australia). November (2004): 50.
      • Chatiliez, Philippe. “Bodgan et Vasile contre le destin.” Extra Small (France). Fall Issue (2004): 90-95.
      • “Crazy Kids.” TNT Magazine (Australia). 11 August (2004): 4.
      • Elton, Lars. “Scary Monsters.” VG (Norway). 42.274 (2004).
      • Eriksen, Thor Gjermund. “Siste Sjanse.” Dagbladet (Norway). 11 November (2004): 42.
      • “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The Art Life. 9 December 2004.
      • “Growing Pains.” Sunday Telegraph Magazine (Australia). 12 December (2004): 10.
      • Hageberg, Arne Olav L. “Det ingen vaksne såg.” Vårt Land (Norway). 18 December (2004): Cover & 20-21.
      • Hauer, Gérald. “Une Société Génétiquement Modifiée.” Préférences (France).(2004):72-76.
      • Hill, Peter. “Sticks and Bones.” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). 11 December (2004), Visual Arts Section: 13.
      • “Innercity-Long Walk Home.” SOMA. 18.4 (2004): 78.
      • le Loët, Karine. “Salem Sur Outreau.” Préférences (France). July (2004): 106-112.
      • Matsue, Misho. “Simen Johan.” Ryuko Tsushin (Japan). April (2004): 111.
      • Photo District News. January (2004): 114.
      • Rexer, Lyle. “The Arbus Effect.” Art on Paper. Jan/Feb (2004): 66-69.
      • Sandor, Claudia C. “Simen Johan.” Fjords (Norway) Fall Issue (2004): 3.
      • Saunders, George. “Fiction: Bohemians.” The New Yorker. 19 January (2004): 75.
      • Slater, Lauren. “The Devil is Her Only Friend.” New York Magazine 20 September (2004): p. 47.
      • “The Week’s Best Exhibitions.” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). 19-25 November, Metro Section (2004): 2.
      • “Visual art: Changeling.” The Weekend (Australia). 27-28 November (2004): 17.
      • Zeaman, John. “What You See is No Necessarily What You Get.” The Record. 28 November (2004): E-8.
    • 2003

      • Simen Johan: Room to Play. Monograph from Twin Palms Publishers. Essay by Lyle Rexer.
      • Ninos, Centro de Arte de Salamanca (Spain).
      • Aletti, Vince. “Fall Preview: Simen Johan.” Village Voice Sept. 2003.
      • Aletti, Vince. “Voice Choices: Simen Johan.” Village Voice 12 Nov. 2003 pg 51.
      • Børresen, Einar. “Mytisk Barndom.” Rogalands Avis 12 March 2003: pg 29.
      • Borgen, Trond. “Syntetisk Barndom.” Stavanger Aftenblad 14 March 2003: 14 pg 40.
      • Frøystad, Ann Kristin. “Provoserer i USA.” Bergens Avisen 24 Jan. 2003: pg 33.
      • Gardner, Jay. “Books.” Picture May/June 2003: pg 59.
      • “Goings on About Town: Simen Johan.” The New Yorker 27 Oct 2003: pg 16.
      • Hansen, Cathrine. K. “Klipper og Limer seg inn i Kunsthistorien.” Bergens Tidene 24 January 2003: pg 14.
      • Harper’s Magazine April 2003: pg 19.
      • “Images From the forthcoming monograph Room to Play.” Contents Jan. 2003: pg 52-57.
      • Kopalak, Eliza. “Simen Johan Wobec Dzieci.” Fotopozytyw No 10 2003: pg 49-54.
      • Lillebostad, Sissel. “Narrativ.” Billed Kunst January 2003 pg 22.
      • Ljunggren, Charlotte. “3 Svenskar i New York.” Konstvärlden & Disajn Issue 4 2003: pg 36, 42-43.
      • Resnick, Mason. “Not Quite Right.” Popular Photography March 2003: pg 188.
      • Rexer, Lyle. “Seeing is Believing: Photographs by Simen Johan.” Aperture Magazine Fall 2003: pg cover, 66-75, 80.
      • Rice, Jennifer. “Room to Play.” Flaunt Spring 2003: pg 163.
      • Thérond, Eve. “Drôles de Jeux.” Photo March 2003: pg 12.
      • Tischer, Benjamin. “Dreams, Children & Self-Esteem.” FINE Issue 3 2003: pg 122, 126-127.
      • Webb, Sarah. “Simen Johan: Evidence of Things Unseen.” Fotophile, Issue #42 2003: pg cover, 6-15.
      • Wolfe, Kristin, L. “Room to Play.” Visual Arts Magazine Spring 2003: pg 7.
      • Yanagihara, Hanya. “Buying Young, Who, What, and Where.” Departures Nov/Dec. 2003: pg 146.
    • 2002

      • Strange Genius. Essay by John Bennette. 21st: The Journal of Contemporary Photog. pp. 140-141.
      • Aletti, Vince. “Voice Choices: Simen Johan.” Village Voice 12 March 2002: pg 77.
      • “Goings on About Town: Simen Johan.” The New Yorker 25 March 2002: pg 16.
      • Kitamura, Katie. “Simen Johan.” Contemporary May 2002: pg 113.
      • Magania, Alessandro. “Child’s Play.” Visionaire Magazine Sept/Oct 2002: pg 104.
      • Myers, Holly. “Maybe Context Isn’t Necessary.” Los Angeles Times 7 July 2002: pg 55-56.
      • “Provoserer med Barnebilder i New York.” Aftenposten 21 Feb. 2002: pg 16.
      • Rexer, Lyle. “Fairy Tales Move to a Darker, Wilder Part of the Forest.” The New York Times 7 April 2002: pg 34.
      • Rexer, Lyle ed. Simen Johan: Room to Play. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM
      • “The Architect of Photography.” Mariv USA 22 March 2002: pg 13.
      • Widdicombe, Ben. “Private Eye.” Art & Auction Nov. 2002: pg cover, 99, 101-103.
      • Wood, John and John Bennette, ed. “Strange Genius.” The Journal of Contemporary Photography pg 140-141.
    • 2001

      • Chelsea Rising. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.
      • Photographic Possibilites. Focal Press. By Robert Hirsch and John P. Valentino. 2nd ed. p. 242.
      • Aletti, Vince. “Voice Choices: Simen Johan.” Village Voice 3 April 2001: pg 77.
      • Black Book Magazine Spring 2001: pg 174.
      • Bookhardt, Eric D. “Been there, Viewed that.” Gambit Weekly’s 27 Feb. 2001 pg 26.
      • Bull, Stephen. “The Lexicon of Digital Art.” DPICT (Incorporating Creative Camera) April/May 2001: pg cover, 32-35.
      • Hirsch, Robert and John P. Valentino. Photographic Possibilities 2nd edition, Focal Press 2001: pg 242.
      • Hoffengh, Sissel. “Ubehag i Galleriet.” Dagsavisen 4 March 2001: pg cover, 26-27.
      • Leroy, JT. “Smack Filled Balloons.” Black Book Magazine Fall 2001: pg. 42, 146-149.
      • Ochayon, Karen. “That’s My Signature.” Mariv USA 19 July 2001: pg 4-5.
      • “Offerlammet.” Korn Issue # 149 2001: pg 16-17.
      • “Room to Play.” Kid’s Wear Winter 2001: pg 36.
      • “Simen Johan: Goings on About Town.” The New Yorker 2 April: pg 17.
      • Widdicombe, Ben. “Just Desserts.” Jalouse Sept. 2001: pg 72-75.
    • 2000

      • Cotter, James A. “Simen Johan, Shock Value.” Photo Insider Magazine Jan/Feb 2000: pg 16-21.
      • Gullestad. Frida H. “Jakter på det Bizarre.” Adresseavisen 28 Aug. 2000: pg 9.
      • “Mostre New York.” PHOTO June 2000: pg 16.
      • “Norsk kunstner i New York.” Dagsavisen 19 April 2000: pg 34.
      • “Portfolio - Simen Johan.” Photo Metro Magazine volume 18 issue 159 2000: pg 10-17.
      • Sandvik, Hilde. “Bare barn er barn.” Dagbladet 21 July 2000: pg 14-15.
      • Weideman, Paul. “Surrogates for Humanity.” New Mexican 8 Sept. 2000 pg 24-25.
      • Widdicombe, Ben. “Parlay dot.com Profits into Art.” Art Collector Oct/Dec. 2000: pg 38-39.
    • 1999

      • “Artist as a Patron.” The New York Art World Nov. 2000: pg 3.
    • 1998

      • Crosby, David. “Simen Johan.” ZOOM International Sept/Oct 1998: pg 30-35.
      • “Hot Tips: A Digital Sneak Peak.” Good Times Magazine 3 Nov. 1998: pg 3.
    • 1996

      • Breding, Grant. “Simen Johan.” Hot LAVA Magazine Oct. 1996: pg 44-49.
      • Carr, Josephine. “tio grejor.” Aftonbladet 8 Nov. 1996: pg 29.
      • Forbes, S. R. “Skewed Swede.” Flatiron News Winter 1996: pg 28-29.
      • “Simen Johan.” PLEBS Magasin Oct/Dec. 1996: pg 16.
    • 1994

      • Abenius, Stina. “New York, New York.” Svenska Dagbladet 8 April 1994: pg 6-8.
      • “Exploring Epiphanies.” The Villager 12 March 1994: pg 15.
    • 1993

      • Heiner, Cathy. “Photos from a Twentysomething Point of View.” USA Today 8 July 1993: pg 5D.
      • Pehrson, Lennart. “Simen Johan, Fotograf i Generation X.” Sydsvenska Dagbladet 19 Sept. 1993: pg cover, B3.
      • Wallner, Jaques. “Simen vågade språnget!” Dagens Nyheter 9 July 1993: pg B12.