top of page

Education

MFA, School of the Arts Institute, Painting and Drawing, 2020

BFA, Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts, 2009

 

Awards

 

Jamaica Art Society Fellowship, 2021-2022

Leslie Lohman Museum, fellowship, 2020-2021

SAIC, New Artist Society Scholarship, 2018 

Davidoff Art Initiative Recipient, 2016

 

Residencies

 

Ruby Cruel, London, 2023

Fountainhead Residency, Miami, 2022

Residency Unlimited, New York, 2016

Bluecoat, Liverpool United Kingdom, 2016

Caribbean Linked III, Ateliers’ 89, Aruba, 2015

Artist Residency at NLS Kingston, jamaica, 2014

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

“Somewhere between the eyes and the heart”, Western Exhibitions, 2023
“The Love of Men and the Fear of Stones,” Harpers Gallery, New York, 2022
“A Deep Haunting,” TERN Gallery, Nassau Bahamas, 2022
“Out & Bad,” FLXST Gallery, Chicago, 2021
“Only when it’s dark enough can you see the stars,” Chicago, 2020
“Bellisario & the Soundboy,”  Kingston Jamaica, 2017

 

Group Exhibition

 

“All My Passwords Are Your Name,” London, 2023

“Place-World,” Sean Horton Gallery, New York, 2023

“Between the Seams,” PMAM Gallery, London, 2023

PICASSO: FIFTY YEARS LATER, Elmhurst Museum, 2023

“Caribbean Revels,” Jupiter Contemporary, 2023

“Fragments of Epic Memory,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland Maine, 2023

“Painting: New approaches,” Pomona College, California, 2022

“Pressure: Kingston Biennale,” Kingston Jamaica, 2022

“FIGURES, GROUNDS,” Western Exhibitions, Chicago, 2022

“Scaffolding Time,” Art At a Time Like This, 2022

“Fragments of Epic Memory,” Art Gallery Ontario, Canada, 2022

Skin + Mask III, Kavi Gupta, 2022

Visualizing/Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive, University of Chicago, 2021

“For the Birds” Harpers Gallery, East Hampton, New York, 2021

“Notions of Self,” TERN Gallery, Bahamas, 2021

“Long Hello”, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, 2020

“Jamaica Jamaica”, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, 2020

“Resisting Paradise”, Darlin Foundation, Montreal, 2019 

“Resisting Paradise”, Publica sponsored by Apexart, Puerto Rico, 2019 

“I Shall Return Again”, National Gallery West, Montego Bay, 2018

“Arrivants”, University of the West Indies, Barbados, 2018 

“Jamaica Jamaica”, SESC São Paulo, Brazil, 2018

“No-Commission”, The Dean Collection, Miami Florida, 2017

“We have met Before”, British Council and National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica, 2017 

Third Horizon Film Festival - featured artist, O Cinema, Wynwood Miami Florida, 2017

“Of Skin & Sand”, National Gallery of Bahamas, Nassau Bahamas, 2017 

​“Jamaica Biennial”, National Gallery of Jamaica, 2017

“Jamaica Jamaica”, Philharmonie De Paris, Paris France, 2017

"Caribbean Queer Visualities", Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Scotland, 2017

 "Caribbean Queer Visualities", Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland, 2016

​"Jamaican Pulse", Royal West England Academy, Bristol United Kingdom, 2016 

​"Jamaican Routes", Punkt Ø  Galleri F15 and Momentum, Moss Norway, 2016

“Jamaica Biennial”, National Gallery of Jamaica, 2014

“The Caribbean Queer Visualities Symposium,” Small Axe, Yale University Connecticut, 2014

(e)merge art fair, NLS Kingston and ARC magazine, Washington DC, 2014

 MFG Trajectories, Myers Fletcher & Gordon’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Jamaica, 2014

 “FLOAT”, NLS Kingston Jamaica & Transformer Washington DC, 2014

 “Dirty Crayons,” Victory Run, What’s On Cafe Kingston Jamaica, 2013

 “National Biennial”, National Gallery of Jamaica, 2012

 Super Plus under 40, Mutual Gallery Kingston Jamaica, 2012

 “Who more Sci-Fi than us” Kade Gallery, Amersfoort the Netherlands, 2012

 “Dirty Crayons” Red Bones Cafe, Kingston Jamaica, 2012

 “Young Talent V”, National Gallery of Jamaica, 2010

 “National Biennial”, National Gallery of Jamaica, 2010

 “Art Fresh”, Mutual Gallery Kingston Jamaica, 2010

 “Rockstone and Bootheel”, Real Art Ways, Connecticut, 2009

 “Young Gifted and Black,” Studio 174, Jamaica, 2009

 Final Year Exhibitions, Edna Manley College, Jamaica, 2009

 Curator’s Selections Exhibition, Cag(e) Gallery, Edna Manley College, Jamaica, 2008  

  

Public Collections

 

Pérez Art Museum Miami, 103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida

Art Gallery Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto ON

National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica

 

Publications

NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art,Opacity as Possibility: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars by Gervais Marsh, 1 May 2023

Exhibition Essay: What Lies in the Bush and Lingers in The Treeswritten by Gervais Marsh, June 23, 2022

 

FRIEZE: Leasho Johnson Has His Own Colour Theory by Rianna Jade Parker, 20 January 2023

Talks: Fragments of Epic Memory, Leasho Johnson and O’niel Laurence, Art Gallery of Ontario, 11 January  2022

 

TERN Gallery: What Lies in The Bush by Gervais Marsh, 22 June 2022
 

VOGUE ITALIA: On The Importance Of Social Revolutions: How Three Black Creatives Are Straddling Culture And Craft by CHIDOZIE OBASI,15 April 2021

AMFM Life: A Place to Inherit the Craft: Q&A with Leasho Johnson, by AMFM Life, 19 February 2021

FLXST Now: "I am here because I want to 'live' in Jamaica" an Interview with Leasho Johnson, by FLXST Gallery, 20 October 2020

http://marshapearce.com/qanda/anansi-as-the-path-home/ , July, 2020

bottom of page