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Ronald Johnson


Ron Johnson A Kiss So Distant
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Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1968, Ron Johnson received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. Since then, Johnson has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and was a resident at the Ucross Foundation Residency in Cleamont, Wyoming in 2004 and at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2002. In his recent work, Johnson uses an exhuberant color palate and an economy of line to create his alluring surface effects. Johnson uses canvas dam walls to corral the poured paint and polyurethane mix. Each layer must be sanded vigorously to ensure as much precision as possible. This sanding process gives the surface a unique sheen, simultaneously transparent and opaque and tactily smooth and supple, reminiscent of encaustic. Through the process, the layers become diffused and viscously permiable, with the crisp edges of the poured forms creating a traceable history.

Ronald Johnson


2003 MFA in Painting/ Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1999 BFA in Painting/ Drawing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Selected Exhibitions

2016     Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
             Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH
2015     Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH
             Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
             Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2014     SCOPE Miami, Duane Reed Gallery
             Art Aspen, Duane Reed Gallery
             Reynolds Gallery, Columbus, OH
2013     Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2012     Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
             Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY
2010     Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
             Sherrie Galleries, Columbus, OH
             Bliss Gallery, Youngstown, OH
2009     Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
             Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
2008     Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH
2007     K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO
2006     Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
2005     Gallery V, Columbus, OH
             Galerie Pitch Paris, France
2004     Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
2003     Gallery V, Columbus, OH
             Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2003     Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, FL
             White Elephant Gallery, Paris, France
2002     Galerie Milossis Besancon, France
             Cite des arts Gallery Paris, France
             Gallery V, Columbus, OH
             Orange Door Gallery, Richmond, VA
             Gallery V, Columbus, OH

Selected Collections

Altria Group, Richmond, VA
Fountainhead Properties, Richmond, VA
Markel Corporation, Richmond, VA
The Federal Reserve Bank, Washington, D.C.
Try-me, Richmond, VA


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