Artist Bio

Sébastien Johnson is an American-French painter based out of Chicago. His paintings reference works of the old-masters that carefully balance the tension between raw abstraction and academic representation. 


This clash is both unsettling and beautiful; blurring our understanding of the past and present, and inviting us to critically understand the narratives of art’s history. Sébastien has participated in various Artist Residencies internationally, has a dual BFA, and has exhibited at various galleries across America.