After graduating from Central St. Martin’s London, Johan Andersson became the youngest ever artist to be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and was named in The Independent’s Top 20 Artists. His work has been displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, The V&A Museum, The Saatchi Gallery and he has exhibited work alongside artists including Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin Lucien Freud, Sir Peter Blake and Howard Hodgkin.
He has exhibited and sold on the International Art Market including art fairs in Basel & Miami, Cutlog in Paris, as well at numerous other exhibitions in New York & London. In 2010 Andersson was selected by Sky Arts as the ‘one to watch’ young British Contemporary Artist to feature on a 6 week Documentary called ‘Art of Survival’ broadcasted 2011.
Collectors of interest include; Film Director George Lucas, Flickr and Slack founder Stewart Butterfield, Casey Cowell, founder of the modem, Academy Award Winner Per Hallberg and Director of Chelsea FC Eugene Tenenbaum. Andersson was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Creatives by TimeOut magazine. He was recently featured as one to watch on The Guardian in the article 'Art imitating life; how this year's Armory show got political' Johan painted the first official portrait of human rights activist Mariam Ibrahim. In 2015. She was sentenced to death for Apostasy and given 100 lashes for marrying a Christian man. She was later rescued as a result of an international outcry that included the voices of such luminaries as Angelina Jolie, President Obama, Clinton, Prime Minister David Cameron and Pope Francis.
Johan has donated paintings to auction for critical causes including Victims of torture, Changing Faces (facial disfigurement), Breakthrough Breast cancer and recently Hope Heals, painting donating money towards a disabled youth camp in California. In 2019/20 donated locally two pieces for Safe Place for Youth (Youth homelessness) and a show at Google, Venice Family clinics, providing health care for disadvantaged families. He also donated two pieces to raise money for The View magazine, run by female inmates, to get women out of prison during the covid19 spread. He also used his art to help raise money for Monefiore hospital New York during the pandemic.