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Andrea Johnson Works Biography

ANDREA JOHNSON STATEMENT

It is how the light falls upon the land that can inspire me to paint a particular scene at a particular time. These moments are fleeting, and can often find me sprinting with my camera to the hilltops behind my house or driving up and down River road to find the exact location where the setting sun’s rays are illuminating a sliver of the Gabilan Mountains under a heavy purple cloud. It is the light that gives this landscape it’s form… shadows rounding the foothills or creating sharp linear patterns across the fields. These shapes and patterns change with the time of day and the inconstant cloud cover overhead. Land to sky… this is the relationship that I am captivated by, and it is my intent to crystallize these moments in my paintings of the Salinas Valley.

The distance between land and sky is sometimes just a glimmer of light on the newly plowed fields moist with rain. This valley gives life to many. The cycle of earth to green to harvest reflects the larger cycle of life from beginning to end and then beginning again. John Steinbeck once declared it his intention to tell “the story of this whole valley…so that it would be the valley of the world.” He wanted readers of East of Eden to feel afterward that they would have a sense of belonging in Salinas Valley, that they would “actually be a native of that valley”. It is my hope that I too have been able to capture a sense of place and the spirit of this valley called Salinas.

ANDREA JOHNSON – Curriculum

Born              1954, Key West, Florida

Education

BFA Painting, 1976 University of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Work, Painting, 1979, California State University at Long Beach

Awards

1999               Monterey Peninsula Museum Biennial Award of Merit

1975               Lodi Annual at Barengo Cellars, Lodi, CA, Purchase Prize

1975               Monterey County Annual, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Painting and Ceramics Award

1974               Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Annual Watercolor Show, Award

Gallery Exhibitions

2013               ‘Salinas Land to Sky: Works by Andrea Johnson’, Solo Show

National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA

2007               Landscape Show, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA

2002               3-Person Artists Show, Carmel Art Association, Carmel, CA

2002               The American Landscape, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

2001               Vistas from the Pastures of Heaven, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA

1998               Solo Show, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA

1997               New Artists Show, Carmel Art Association, Carmel, CA

1996               Solo Show, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA

1995               Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA

1993               Solo Show, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA

1992               Group Show, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

1991               College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Marin, CA

1990               Viewpoint Gallery, Carmel, CA

1989               3 Com Corporation, Santa Clara, CA

1988               Solo Show, Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA

1987               Ivey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

7th Annual Works on Paper Show, California State University at Humbolt, CA

1984               Staviridis Gallery, Boston, MA

1980               Solo Show, Oberon Gallery, Napa, CA

1978               Tokyo Mainiti News Building

Tokyo American Club

1975   Purchase Prize-Lodi Annual Barengo Cellars, Lodi, CA

1975               Award, Paintings & Ceramics-Monterey County Annual, Monterey

Penninsula, Museum of Art

1974   Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Annual Watercolor Show,

Award

Museum Exhibitions

2007               Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey: Now, Solo Show

2000               Triton Museum Watercolor Show, Santa Clara, CA

1999               Biennial, Monterey Peninsula Museum

1996           Triton Museum Watercolor Show, Santa Clara, CA

1996               Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Juried Show

1995               Fresno Museum, Solo Show

1994               Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, Seven Ceramic Artists, Invitational,

1991               Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art Biennial

1987               Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art Biennial

1987               Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Annual Watercolor Show

1983               Provencetown Art Museum, Provencetown, MA

1976               Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art

1985               Brockton Art Museum, Southern Exposure, Brockton, MA

Gallery Affiliations

1997 to Present      Carmel Art Association Member, Carmel, CA

1990 to Present      Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA

1987                           Ivey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1984-86                    Kathryn Markel, New York, NY

1984                           Staviridis Gallery, Boston, MA

1983                           Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA

1983                           Soroban Gallery, Cape Cod, MA

Corporations and Private Collections

Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA

Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey CA

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA

L’eau a la Bouche Restaurant, Tokyo

Hartford Bank, Hartford, CT

Reader’s Digest, New York, NY

Floating Medical Center, Boston, MA

Old Colony Bank, Hyannis, MA

Fidelity Bank, Boston, MA

Garden State Raceway, NJ

Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Ginsburg Hallowell and Associates, Cambridge, MA

Ellen Berenson Interior Design, Englewood, CA

Joyce Paulson and Associates, Cambridge, MA

Putnam Financial Services, Quincy, MA

Goldberg Stinnett and MacDonald, San Francisco, CA

Old Fisherman’s Grotto, Monterey, CA

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA

Kerry Lee Jewelers, Carmel, CA

Islands Restaurant, Monterey, CA

Publications

Feature Article, Monterey Peninsula Herald, 1995

Feature Article, Ceramics Monthly, 1994

Richard Zakin, “The Electric Kiln”, 1993

Monterey Peninsula Herald, 1990

Monterey Peninsula Review, Sept. 14-20, Photo, 1989

Irene Lagorio, “Eight Mixed Media Works Introducing New Talent”, The Herald,

February 21, 1988

Irene Masteller, “Sea Creatures Exist in 2-Dimentional World Created by Artist

Andrea Johnson”, Coasting, March 9, 1988

Betsy Schein Goldman, “Artists and Their Families, Part One: Families of

Artists Coping with Day-to-Day Problems”, American Artist, October, 1987.

Irene Lagorio, “Achievements on Area Art Scene for 1987 Evaluated”, The

            Herald, December 20, 1987

Jillen Summer, “The Underwater Kingdom of Andrea Johnson”, Cape Cod Life

Magazine, 1986

Margaret Ryan, “Six Young Artists at a Museum”, The Advocate, February 24, 1987