Brett Johnson is a Melburnian artist, living and working on Wurundjeri Country.
His primary work involves collage and mono-printing coloured paper on paper or wood.
Brett has not studied art formerly but relies on his training as a physicist to guide a semi-disciplined, self-directed journey into art. While his art practice is free and spontaneous, Brett also produces scientific illustrations in collaboration with scientists using computer graphics and has published in 100+ journal articles over the last 20 years.
Brett improvises rapidly with colour and composition to capture feelings inherent in personal creative expression - awe, wonder, peak experience and sometimes it's awkwardness, naivety and humour too.

print available at midnightstation


1993-1995, Swinburne SSC, “art high school”.
1996-1999, University of Melbourne, B/Sci (physics, 1st class Hons),
2000-2004, University of Melbourne, PhD.


Epitaxial Formation of SiC on (100) Diamond,
Tsai et al., ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., 2, 7, 2003–2009 (2020).
doi: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00289
Cover image by BCJ in collaboration with Tsai et al.


Various private collections


eight waves
video, 03/2022