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
 
Light as Blue, Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 2017
 
Window project, PDX Gallery, 925 Flanders Street, Portland, OR 2015
 
Something, Farm Gallery and Project room, Wellfleet, MA, 2014
 
Field of Vision - Northern California Barns, Spindrift Gallery, Gualala, CA 2008, 2012
 
Prayer for Rivers, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 2006
 
Moving Light, 50 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 2005
Curator: William Torphy Fine Arts
 
Matter of Being, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH  1997
 
Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA   1997, 1995, 1992, 1989
 
DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA   1994
 
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
 
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
  
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
 
Winesong Artist of the Year, Hospital Foundation Fort Bragg, CA 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
  
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
 
New York Magazine, Travel,  'Savor the New Coastal Charm of Mendocino County', Blaine Bachelor, September 7, 2016, http://nymag.com/travel/weekend-escapes/mendocino/
 
Forbes, “5 Reasons to visit Anderson Valley Now”, Kim Westerman, April 5, 2016, http://nymag.com/travel/weekend-escapes/mendocino/
 
Willamette Week, Portland OR, March 25 2015, Review by Richard, Speer, file:///Users/rebeccajohnson/galleries, museums/PDX Portland/willamette week review.html
 
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
 
PROFESSIONAL
 
Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA 1999 – 2001, Assistant Curator
 
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 1997, Assistant Professor Sculpture
           
Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA 1994 – 1995, Instructor Painting
 
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH  1994, Assistant Professor Sculpture
 
Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA  1993-1995, Instructor Painting and Drawing,
 
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV 1993, Visiting Artist, sculpture installation
 
Camden County College, Camden, NJ  1990 Instructor Art History
 
Bucks County College, Newtown, PA 1989 -1990 Instructor 2-D & 3-D Design