Photography Natalie Westbrook


Johannes DeYoung is an artist whose work in experimental animation and time-based media explores themes of animism and human psychology. His practice frequently engages forms that blend computer animation with experimental processes in painting and drawing. DeYoung’s work has been exhibited internationally, with works included in the B3 Biennale of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany; Crush Curatorial, 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. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, and Dossier Journal.

DeYoung is co-founder of the quarterly web-based arts journal Lookie-Lookie. 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. DeYoung is appointed Assistant Professor of Electronic and Time-Based Media at Carnegie Mellon University. He previously taught courses in animation and moving-image production at Yale University School of Art, where he was appointed Senior Critic and Director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, and at the Yale School of Drama, where he was appointed Lecturer in Design. At Yale, he also served as Principal Investigator for the Blended Reality applied research program, which focused on XR research and development with support from HP. He received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2006.


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




Labyrinths, IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media Conference, NUI Galway, Ireland

Hunger, Crush Curatorial, New York, NY


B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany

The Sands, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

Odds and Ends: Art Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

The Electronic Arts Library, Artspace, New Haven, CT


In Kingdom Come, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Images Festival, Ontario, Canada

In Kingdom Come, North Bay Film Festival, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

In Kingdom Come, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

In Kingdom Come,, London, England

In Kingdom Come, GivLOWE Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Odds and Ends: Art Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Fellowship, Constitution Plaza Gallery, Hartford, CT


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 Loser, Jeff 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




Visiting Artist: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist: The New School / Parsons, New York, NY


Panelist: "Re-Animators," B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany

Visiting Artist Lecture: Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

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

Panelist: "Blended Reality Future," EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA


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 in Residence: Hui No'eau, Maui, HI

Visiting Artist Lecture: Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Lyme, CT


Teaching Artist in Residence, Hui No’eau, Maui, HI

Artist Fellowship, Connecticut Office of the Arts, CT


Visiting Artist Lecture: Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT


The Ora Lerman Trust Artists Residency, Wyalusing, PA


Susan Sosnick Painting Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI