Photography Natalie Westbrook


Johannes DeYoung is an artist working primarily in experimental computer animation, moving-image, and printed media. He received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2006. His recent exhibitions include Robert Miller Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Eyebeam, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY; the Images Festival at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland; and Hell Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. He is co-founder of the quarterly web-based arts journal Lookie-Lookie; other publications include The New York Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, and Dossier Journal. He has served on the New Foundations Board of Study for time-based media at Purchase College, State University of New York; the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Contemporary Art Council; and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as Digital Literacy Consultant. Johannes currently teaches courses in animation and moving-image production at Yale University School of Art, where he is appointed Senior Critic and Director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, and at the Yale School of Drama, where he is appointed Lecturer in Design. He serves on the Computing and the Arts Academic Advisory Committee, the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board, and the Digital Humanities Working Group at Yale University, the Massive Collaborative Animation Projects Steering Committee, and the Curatorial Advisory Board for ArtSpace New Haven.


M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

B.F.A. Summa cum Laude, Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY




B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany

Hunger, Crush Curatorial, New York, NY

The Sands, Essex Flowers, New York, NY


Images Festival, The Art Gallery of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Night Flight, TSA New York, Brooklyn, NY

Gollum, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

Gimme Shelter, Ridge+Clark,


Video Snack 3, MoMA PS1 Print Shop, Queens, NY


SUDDENNESS + CERTAINTY, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

Ego LoserJeff Bailey Gallery, Project Space, New York, NY

Video_Dumbo: Video Rover, Eyebeam, New York, NY

Hearts of Darkness, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

Strange Natures, Institute Library, New Haven, CT

Diamond Head, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, New York


Where is the Here if the Here is in There? Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland

New Fiction, New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE

Microwave, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Ego Loser, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Material Frequencies, Davenport College, Yale University, New Haven, CT


Flights of Fancy, New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE

Half Empty, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

Videos on the Front, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Video Rover: Season 1, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY


Confusion is Next, Hell Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

HOPE-A-HOLIC, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY


The Happening, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Wallpaper, Teton Art Lab, Jackson, WY


Everything Must Go, Flux Factory, LIC Queens, NY


New York, New York, New York, Flux Factory, LIC Queens, NY

REHAB, Yacht Club Gallery, Detroit, MI

Grizzly Proof, Flux Factory, LIC Queens, NY


60 Seconds of Play, Saltworks Gallery Project Room, Atlanta, GA




Panko, Ben.  "Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation," Smithsonian, August 18

Sutton, Benjamin.  "VR Exhibition Pays Tribute to a Long-Gone Vegas Casino," Hyperallergic, August 9

Gray, Rowen.  "An Accident of Time," Take Magazine, June 26


Harrison, Ben.  "In Kingdom Come,"  Exclaim!  April 28


DeYoung, Johannes. "In Conversation: Irena Jurek,", August 2

Hendricks, Christian. "Night Flight at Tiger Strikes Astroid Gallery," The Huffington Post, June 11

Slattery, Brian. "Gollum Romps In The Uncanny Valley". New Haven Independent, May 25

DeYoung, Johannes. "In Conversation: Brandi Twilley,", January 4


Johnson, Ken. "Joshua Marsh 'As If' and Johannes DeYoung "Ego Loser". The New York Times, April 12 2013: C29

Markus, Liz. “Liz Markus Gallery Crawl,” The Huffington Post, May 8

Seely, Thomas. “Art Uncovered: Diamond Head,” Interview, BreakThru Radio, April 9, New York, NY

Galgiani, Allison. "Five Shows That Are Bound to Get You Out of Your Winter Slump," Buschwick Daily, March 21, 2013


McCarroll, Courtney. “In Conversation With Johannes DeYoung,” Dossier Journal, May 2012

DeYoung, Johannes. “Sandwich Isle Romantics: Deeper, Deeper Diamond Head!” Title Magazine, May

Dunne, Susan. Hartford Courant, April 2012


Steinberg, Rachel. “Videorover (Season 1),” NURTUREart 2010/2011. Exhibition Catalog, 2010/2011

Gordon, Josef K. “Confusion is Next,” The Thousands, August 2010


Murphy, Tarah. “The Happening: Kinesics as Art Object,” Rush Arts, April 2009


Silverman, Justin Rocket. “Art in Flux,” New York Post, April 12

Davis, Ben. “Art in Flux,” Artnet Magazine, April 12

“So Nice We Named it Thrice,” New York Times, Urban Eye Weekend, Jan. 11

New York, New York, New York (So nice we named it thrice), Exhibition Catalog, Flux Factory


NYArts Magazine, Winter 2007/2008 Artworld Digest, “Seed Issue,” Spring 2007




Panelist: "Massive Collaborative Animation Project," SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference, Los Angeles, CA


Visiting Artist Lecture: Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Visiting Artist Lecture: Landmark College, Putney, VT

Lightning Round Speaker: Yale Tech Summit, New Haven, CT


Arts Chair and Panel Moderator: IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media Conference, Toronto, Ontario

Teaching Artist Fellowship: Hui No'eau, Maui


Artist Fellowship: Connecticut Office of the Arts

Teaching Artist Fellowship: Hui No'eau, Maui