Born in 1979 in the west Texas desert and raised in Tulsa, OK, Doug Johnston lives and works in New York City.

Doug Johnston's work has spanned art, design, architecture and music, utilizing and exploring a variety of mediums and methods such as installation, fiber art, sculpture, photography, and collaborative performance. Since 2010 he has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope into a variety of functional and sculptural objects. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions around the United States and in online and print journals; an ongoing line of coiled and stitched rope pieces is available in boutiques and galleries around the world.

After graduating from Drury University with undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Studio Art, Doug later earned a Master of Architecture Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Currently Doug works with his wife, Tomoe Matsuoka, in their Brooklyn studio.

exhibitions and events

Interconnections: The Language of Basketry curated by Carol Eckert, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NY
Some Trucs (with Tomoe Matsuoka), Bota Boutique, Kobe, Japan
Light: Fixtures and Sculpture LMak Gallery, NY, NY
The Lamp Show, 99cent Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Design/Miami with Patrick Parrish Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
what it is (solo), Patrick Parrish Gallery, NY, NY
Spatial Improvisational workshop instructor at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME
Mural installation at BRIC cafe, Brooklyn, NY (collaboration with Tomoe Matsuoka and Michael Popp)
Sight Unseen Offsite at Collective Design Fair, NY, NY
Pretty Eyes, Electric Bills, Fordham University, NY, NY
Artist Talk: Practice makes Practice, Drury University S.E.A. Conference, Springfield, Mo
Artist Talk: Doug Johnston, Fordham University, NY, NY

Drury | New York | San Francisco | Berlin, Drury University, Springfield, MO
Ethnobotany: An Artists’ Study of Plants, Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Tacoma, WA
Brooklyn Nets (solo), Exhibit by Aberson, Tulsa, OK
Artist Talk: Making the 7H, Product Placement design talks, NY, NY
Collective 2 Design Fair, with Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York, NY
Das Haus Curated by Louise Campbell at the IMM Cologne, Germany

Light Sculptures (solo), Mondo Cane, New York, NY
Modern Craft, NoHo Design District / Merchants House Museum, New York, NY
LLIIGGHHTTSS, 7 Dunham Place, New York, NY
Sleight of Hand, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Cabinets of Curiosity, Mint, London, UK
Material Material, collaboration and artists' talk with Debbie Carlos, Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, CA

Next Wave, MATTER, New York, NY
Partners and Spade, New York, NY
Product Porch, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
A Spatial Surprise, Mint, London, UK
We're Revolting, Creatures of Comfort, Los Angeles, CA
Lecture: Physical Thought, Shieh Chen University Architecture and Fashion Departments, Taipei, Taiwan
Under 500, Mondo Cane, New York, NY

Art of Space: Nests, lecture and public installation workshop, Springfield, MO
Performances with the Friendly Falcons, various locations, New York City

Musical Performance with Chris Doyle, Cafe Orwell, Brooklyn, NY
Musical Performance with Damezumari, Knitting Factory, Manhattan, NY
Mychrophobialactic: Adaptation Art, Philadelphia, PA
10-Penny hi-top: musical performance with The Friendly Falcons and Their Friend the Snake: Governor’s Island, NY

Graduate Degree Exhibition: Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Social Fabrication: Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Orthodontics: 3 musical performances with Jeff Kurosaki and Tara
Pelletier, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Chirpin’ Hard: 6 musical performances with Jeff Kurosaki, Detroit, MI
Chairspray: PF Gallery, Clawson, MI

Block Party!: MLR exhibiton and musical performance, Tulsa, Ok
Atlatl/Damezumari Tour: musical performances, 10 locations in Eastern U.S.
Sound/Vision: Oklahoma City, OK
Dia de Los Muertos Fest: exhibiton and musical performances, Oklahoma
City, OK
Re:_design Gallery: Springfield, MO
FauxReal Gallery: Springfield, MO
Taunt: Mossa Center St. Louis, MO

IdN Magazine; So-En Magazine, Whole Living Magazine; Garden Design Magazine; Canadian House and Home Magazine

American Craft Council, FastCoDesign, Contemporary Standard, Coolhunting, Design Sponge, Remodelista, Glaschord, Archinect, Trendland, Sous Style

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Master of Architecture

Drury University, Springfield, MO
Bachelor of Architecture (NAAB Accredited)
Bachelor of Arts: Studio Arts