Sebastien Johnson


Sebastien Johnson is a French-American artist based out of Chicago, Il. His abstract paintings explore the role of spontaneity and chaos in a society structured around code and systems.

His practice has developed from a background of traditional painting and design-thinking.

Sebastien was an artist-in-Residence at Motorola Solutions where he researched the ties between present-day technology and art history; he studied at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France – concentrating on Modernism and its traditions; and has worked professionally as a ui/ux designer and graphic designer. Sebastien received dual BFA’s in Painting and Graphic Design with a Minor in Art History from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2020.