"Time is a Viscous Material humorously translates psychological mechanisms of prediction and remembrance from the metaphysical realm to the physical space of paint on canvas"
Johnny Plastini (b. 1986, USA) is a material-centric artist who advocates poetically for the multiplicity of agents participating with human-derived systems of logic, thus encouraging us to analyze our own architectures and discover new cultural ecologies. He received his BA in studio art with a painting emphasis from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received his MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. Plastini has completed residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, and at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He has exhibited extensively at museums, conferences, non-profit spaces, art fairs, and galleries, nationally and internationally. Recent exhibition venues include: Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Ulrich Museum of Art, Bradbury Art Museum, New Bedford Art Museum, SITE: Brooklyn, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Manhattan Graphics Center, Lee Gallery at Clemson University, McMaster Museum of Art, and Southampton Art Center, among others. Plastini has been featured in numerous publications including CRED, West Branch (Bucknell University), Studio Visit, and New American Paintings. Plastini’s work is held in the permanent public collections of Zayed University, United Arab Emirates, and in the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. His work is also held in the Special Collections Archive in the Norlin Library at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and in the Artist Printmaker Research Collection (AP/RC) at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Johnny Plastini is currently an Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.