Sam & Adele Golden Foundation | April 2017


Made In Paint Exhibition | 2017
Featuring work of the 2016 SAGF residency artists

April 8 - July 28, 2017

Above: Celia Johnson | Study Group

Opening reception: April 8, 4:30 - 6:30 pm 

SAGG - Sam & Adele Golden Gallery
Golden Artist Colors
188 Bell Road
New Berlin, NY 13411

Giampietro Gallery | April 2017


DIALECTICAL PRAXIS  |  Celia Johnson & Donald Martiny
April 1 - 29, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday April 1, 2017, 6 - 8 pm

Giampietro Gallery
1064 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203. 777. 7760
 

Corridor Projects | September 2016


FICTION (With Only Daylight Between Us) 
Curated by Jeffrey Courtland Jones

September 2 - 23, 2016

Pictured right: Maistín Epson digital print

Corridor Projects 
Front Street Warehouse
Dayton, OH 45402
937. 331. 9061

Traveling to Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
View online here: Curating Contemporary.com

North Carolina Museum of Art | August 2016


Monster Drawing Rally | 2016
Curated by Harriet Hoover

North Carolina Museum of Art / NCMA
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

Friday, August 26, 2016, 6-10 pm

View Flickr photo stream online here.
 

Art in America On Tour | January 2016


Art in America on Tour
Representing North Carolina
Curated by Julie Torres and Ann Stoddard for Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Jan 14 – Feb 20, 2016
Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery
Harper Center for the Arts
Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC

ART IN AMERICA on Tour assembles a constellation of artwork from across the US featuring one small work per artist, representing every state + Puerto Rico.
This installation acts as a literal map of activity, documenting the current conversation of and about art-making taking place across the country.
 

Residency awards | 2016

The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts
Residency Fellowship Grant
, New Berlin NY

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Artist Resident and Grant Recipient, Amherst, VA 
 
 

 

New Geometry | Giampietro Gallery | January 2016


New Geometry
January 9 - February 20, 2015
 
featuring 
Power Boothe
Anoka Faruqee
Blinn Jacobs
Celia Johnson
Will Lustenader
Karen Schiff
Gary Stephan
Robert Storr
Don Voisine


Opening reception: Saturday, January 9, 6 - 8 pm
 
Giampietro Gallery
1064 Chapel Street
New Haven CT 08510
203. 777. 7760

Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Silo Gallery | November 2015


Wonderment
Curated by Jessical Jane Russell

November 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Hunt Hill Farm Trust, Silo Gallery
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT 06776
860. 355. 0300

GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art | September 2015


InFocus Gallery | Fall Print Show
Curated by Emily Shank & Edie Carpenter

September 18 - November 15, 2015

GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art
200 North Davie Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
336. 333. 2612
 

Giampietro Gallery | September 2015


Clint Jukkala & John Newman with works by Celia Johnson
September 12 - October 17, 2015

Opening reception: Saturday, September 12, 6 - 8 pm

Giampietro Gallery 
1064 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203. 777.7760
 

The Curator Gallery | March 2015


Some Assembly Required
Curated by Mark Wethli


March 5 - April 18, 2015

Opening reception: Wednesday March 4, 6 - 8 pm

Featuring
Steven Alexander
Karen Gelardi
Celia Johnson
Lael Marshall
Duane Paluska
Don Voisine


While the work in the exhibition displays an outwardly similar vocabulary of geometric forms, each artist transforms this language through the unique ways in which his or her work is assembled. While Karen Gelardi, Lael Marshall, and Duane Paluska use literal methods of assemblage to create their art, Steven Alexander, Celia Johnson, and Don Voisine “assemble” their work in a metaphorical sense by underscoring its constructed (and constructivist) qualities.  

Taking its title from the familiar phrase found on   the labels for everything from tricycles to bedroom furniture, Some Assembly Requiredpoints to a similar stipulation for artists who employ geometry, which might be thought of as a kind of “kit” from which their work is constructed. While the narrow range of platonic forms found in plane geometry might seem too limiting for some, for these artists (and others like them) geometry’s neutrality and universality is what leaves it most open--but also most challenging--to creating new meanings and visual experiences.  

“For artists working in this vernacular, geometry is to their work what haystacks were to Monet or bottles were to Morandi; not what the work is about or even what defines it, but simply the constant through which other ambitions, forms of expression and visual experiences can be tested and realized,” says Wethli.   

Wethli chose the artists for their differences as much as their similarities, creating a striking collection of contrasts and connections.  “The strengths these artists bring to their work is not in their use of geometry alone—which is something of a given -- but how these timeless forms are assembled and developed,” says Wethli.  “They even invite the pleasurable prospect of ‘some assembly required’ for the viewer as well.” 
 
The Curator Gallery
520 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
 

Awards & Residencies | 2015


Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, VT
Artist residency grant
February-March 2015

International Annual Encaustic Conference

Scholaship Award​
Provincetpown, MA
June 2015

The Painting Center is Turning 21 | December 2014


The Painting Center Benefit Exhibition
November 25 - December 20, 2014
 
Opening Gala December 12, 2014 from 6 - 9 pm

The Painting Center
547 West 27th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10001
 

COLOR | FORM | October 2014


COLOR | FORM
Paintings & Screenprints by Celia Johnson

October 5 - October 26, 2014

Opening reception: Sunday, October 5th, 2 - 4 pm

Horace Williams House
610 East Rosemary Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919. 942. 7818

 

GreenHill Winter Show | December 2013


GreenHill Winter Show
Curated by Edie Carpenter

December 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Collector's Choice reception December 7, 6 - 10 pm

GreenHill Space for North Carolina Art
200 North Davie Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
336. 333. 7460
 
 

Little Somethings | ParisCONCRET | December 2013


Little Somethings
Curated by Anna and Richard van der Aa

November 30 - January 4, 2013

Opening reception November 30, 5 - 8 pm

featuring
Alain Biltereyst
Celia Johnson
Lael Marshall


Paris CONCRET
5 Rue des Immeubles Industriels
Paris, France 75011

 

311 West Martin Street | September 2013


Form | Gesture | Vision 
6 September - 29 September, 2013

With work by
Celia Johnson
Gerry Lynch
Bill Lynch
 

311 Gallery
311 West Martin Street 
Raleigh, NC 27601
 

North Carolina Artists Exhibition | Raleigh Fine Arts Society | March 2013


North Carolina Artists Exhibition
Raleigh Fine Arts Society 

March 10 - May 2, 2013

My painting "Upend" has been selected among over 400 entries from across
North Carolina for inclusion in the 2013 North Carolina Artists Exhibition
sponsored by the Raleigh Fine Arts Society.

Juried by William Dunlap

Betty Ray McCain Gallery
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 East South Street
Raleigh NC 27601
 

Visual Art Exchange | January-February 2013


Open Source
Visual Art Exchange
309 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
February 1 - 21, 2013 

Exchange Gallery
Visual Art Exchange
309 West Martin Street
​Raleigh, NC 27601
January 4 - 24, 2013
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