Johnson, Bio & CV+

Clay Johnson

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Clay Johnson was born in Durham, NC, where he later studied art and art history at Duke University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1985. He then worked for several years as assistant to painter Robert Natkin in Connecticut and New York City. He began exhibiting paintings in 1998, mostly in New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC. After several years of painting and exhibiting, followed by a hiatus of sorts, he has in recent years returned to painting with a new series of work. Essentially non-objective, the new paintings seem nonetheless influenced by the strong light and wide-open spaces of the Wyoming landscape.

Clay currently lives and works in Laramie, Wyoming.

 

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Education

1985   Bachelor of Arts, Duke University

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

New Acquisitions, University of Wyoming Art Museum

The Connected Edge: Clay Johnson, Jeff Kahm, Aaron Karp, William Havu Gallery, Denver

2016

Wide Open: New Paintings by Clay Johnson, Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco

2004

Art of the Twentieth Century, Park Avenue Armory, New York

2003

Clay Johnson: New Paintings, District Fine Arts, Washington DC

2002 

Gallery Artists, Samson Fine Arts, New York

Clay Johnson: New Paintings, District Fine Arts, Washington DC

Poetic Minimalism, District Fine Arts, Washington DC

14th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York

2001 

Gallery Artists, Samson Fine Arts, New York

13th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York

2000

12th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York

1999 

Small Works, District Fine Arts, Washington DC

Talent 1999, New Artists / New Works, Samson Fine Arts, New York

11th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York