Michael Clyde Johnson

Michael Clyde Johnson

Los Angeles, CA, US



Michael Clyde Johnson is an object-based artist and architectural designer whose work ranges from participatory public space installations to domestic objects, encompassing aspects of both sculpture and architecture. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY), Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn, NY), Randall’s Island Park (Manhattan, NY), and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Staten Island, NY). He has been the recipient of a number of awards including grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Public Art Fund, the DUMBO Arts Festival, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (New York, NY), and residency fellowships from Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY) and Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), among others. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the Richard Bender Fellowship and the Eisner Prize in Architecture. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Sep 2021 - current

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Instructor / Teaching Assistant

Aug 2019 - Jun 2021

Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Berkeley, CA, US, Researcher

Sep 2018 - Sep 2019

WRNS Studio, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

envelope A+D, Berkeley, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, US, User Interface (UI) Engineer

Feb 2015 - Jan 2018

Sage and Coombe Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Masters, City Planning

Aug 2018 - May 2021

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2021

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Architecture

Aug 2014 - Feb 2015

Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY, US, Masters, Fine Arts

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Eisner Prize in Architecture, Award

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


Richard Bender Fellowship, Award

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


Emergency Grant, Award

Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY


Artist Residency Fellowship, Award

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY


Studio Residency Fellowship, Award

Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY


Artist in the Marketplace Fellowship, Award

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY


In the Public Realm Public Art Award Finalist, Award

Public Art Fund, New York, NY


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