CELIA JOHNSON
b. St Louis, Missouri
Lives and works in Chapel Hill, NC


Education

1998-2001 ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (MPS)
1988-1990 Visiting Student, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1975 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA (BFA)


Selected exhibitions

2017.
JUXTAPOSITION, Gallery IIArtSpace, Raleigh, NC (September 2017) 
Monster Drawing Rally 2017, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC (August 2017)
DIALECTICAL PRAXIS | Celia Johnson & Donald Martiny,
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 
Made In Paint, Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, The SAGG, New Berlin, NY
FICTION (With Only Daylight Between Us) v.2, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI; Raygun Projects,Toowoomba, AustraliaUniversity of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Class Room, Coventry, England
Nasty Women Exhibition: Durham, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
Ackland Art Museum of UNC Chapel Hill, Museum Store Gallery,
curated by Alice Southwick (Fall 2017)

2016.
‚ÄčMonster Drawing Rally 2016, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
FICTION (With Only Daylight Between Us) v.2, Corridor Projects, Dayton, OH
Also traveling to Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany 
Curated by Jeffrey Courtland Jones
New Geometry, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Art in America On Tour, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. Curated by Julie Torres and Ann Stoddard

2015.
Holiday Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
WONDERMENT, Hunt Hill Farm - Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT
Curated by Jessica Jane Russell
Clint Jukkala & John Newman with works by Celia Johnson, 
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
InFocus Gallery | Works on Paper, GreenHill Space for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
Some Assembly Required, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
Curated by Mark Wethli

2014.
21 and Counting, The Painting Center, New York, NY
COLOR | FORM, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC (solo)
Patterson | Suggs | Johnson, LIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC 

2013.
Little Somethings, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France
Winter Show, GreenHill Space for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
Form Gesture Vision, 311 West Martin Street Gallery, Raleigh, NC
North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC (Juror, William Dunlap) 
Open Source, Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC - Juried by Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
Exchange Gallery, Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC 

2012. 
This & That, Harris Warren Gallery, Wake Forest, NC 

2011. 
Paintings for Midsummer, HighPoint Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
POST, Herman Street Studios, Philadelphia, PA


Awards | Residencies

2016.
The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Exploratory Residency Grant,
New Berlin, NY   May-June 2016

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Artist Resident and Grant Recipient
 
 
2015.
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Artist Resident and Grant Recipient

Ninth Annual International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA 
Scholarship Tuition Award


Academic Experience

2003-2005 Adjunct Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1997-1999 Adjunct Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
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