Rebecca Johnson Painter Sculptor


EDUCATION
 
MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1994 
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA   1980
Johnson Atelier of Sculpture, Princeton, NJ   1980

ONE PERSON SHOWS
 
Barns, window project, PDX Gallery, 925 Flanders Street, Portland, Oregon 2015

Something, Farm Gallery and Project room, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 2014

Barns, Spindrift Gallery, Gualala, CA 2008, 2012

Prayer for Rivers, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 2006
 
New work, Open Studio, Philo, CA  2003-2016 

50 Fremont Street, William Torphy Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA 2005
 
Matter of Being, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH  1997
 
Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA   1997, 1995, 1992, 1989
 
Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York, NY  1988, 1986

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI  1986
 
Challenge Exhibition, The Fleisher Art Memorial 
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA  1984
 
Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  1983
 
Sculpture Installation,Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA  1982
 
SELECTED JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2012
 
Long View Museum of Art, Longview, TX 2005
 
Art Center of Northern New Jersey, Juried Show 2005
Juror:  Jordan Cantor, Assistant Curator Dept. of Drawings,
Museum of Modern Art, New York
New Milford, NJ
 
Varieties of Form, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA   2005
 
Elemental Interpretations, Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA  2001
 
Two Dimension Three Dimension, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA, 1998
 
Biennial, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE   1996
*best in show prize
 
Nature Morte: Contemporary Still Life,
Curator: Julie Courtney
Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA  1996
 
Survey of Gallery Artists, Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  
1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989
 
Sculpture 94, Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA  1994
 
In and Out of the Landscape:  Site Specific Outdoor Sculpture,
Curator: Harry Anderson,
Penn State Berks County, Reading, PA   1994
 
DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA   1994
 
Philadelphia Art Now:  Artists Choose Artists
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA   1991
Chosen by Rochelle Toner, Dean, Tyler School of Art
 
Contemporary Philadelphia Artists
Philadelphia Museum of Art   1990
 
Art Quest '87, the Art Institute of Boston
California State University, Los Angeles
Jurors:
M. Jacob, Chief Curator MOCA, LA
L. Sharp, Curator, MET, NYC
P. Sims, Curator, Whitney, NYC
E. Smith, Assistant Curator, MOCA, LA
D. Wye, Curator, MOMA, NYC
  
Drawings by Sculptors, Dolan Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA   1987
 
Works on Paper, Beaver College, Glenside, PA   1987
 
Rebecca Johnson Sculptures, Susan Rothenberg Prints,
Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA   1984

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS
                       
Outer Cape Artist in Residence Consortium, OCARC
dune shack artist residency, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA   2016

Grand Prize, Delaware Art Museum Biennial
Wilmington, DE  1996
 
Fellowship Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA  1992
 
Fellowship British American Arts Council,
Parc Gynllifon, Caenarfon, Wales, UK  1991
 
Neighborhood Arts Grant
Office of Arts and Culture, Philadelphia, PA  1990, 1991
 
Fellowship Vermont Studio Colony, Johnson, VT  1988
 
Semi-Finalist. Proposal for Emlen Circle Public Sculpture, Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia  1987
 
Fellowship for Sculpture, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts  1985, 1983
 
PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
 
Anderson Valley Elementary School, mosaic entrance, Boonville, CA   2007
 
Boonville People's Park, park entrance, Boonville, CA   2004
 
The Leeway Foundation, design for the Leeway Laurel Award 
Philadelphia, PA   2000
 
Abington Art Center Sculpture Garden, outdoor sculpture
Jenkintown, PA  1997
 
Eliot Pearson Children’s School, ballards: park entrance
Tufts University, Boston, MA  1995
 
Material Culture, murals and showroom design,
Philadelphia, PA  1996
 
ABC Home Furnishing, showroom murals, New York   1996
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
Art Forum, October 1995, Review by Eileen Neff
 
Art in America, October 1992, Review by Miriam Siedel
 
Philadelphia City Paper, March 6, 1992
"Have Chainsaw Will Travel” by Robin Rice
 
The Philadelphia Inquire, February 27, 1992    
"In works made in Wales, artist uses stone to make her point"
By Ed Sozanski                       
 
New Art Examiner, summer 1989
Review by Anne Shuster Hunter
 
The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 31, 1985
"The abstract isn’t old hat” by Ed Sozanski
 
The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 1984
"Playful and Primordial: two halves of a show,
Rebecca Johnson and Susan Rothenberg”
by Ed Sozanski
 
Teaching and Professional Experience
                       
Self Employed Artist 2001-current
 
Assistant Curator, Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA 1999 - 2001

Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 1997
           
 Instructor, Painting, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA 1994 - 1995
 
Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH  1994

Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Chester Springs Studio
Chester Springs, PA  1993-1995
 
Visiting Artist Co-coordinator, graduate assistantship,
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA  1993 - 1994

Visiting Artist, sculpture installation, West Virginia Wesleyan College,                                      Buckhannon, WV 1993           

Instructor, Art History, Camden County College, Camden, NJ  1990
 
Instructor, 2-D & 3-D Design, Bucks County College, Newtown, PA
1989 -1990