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Benjamin M Johnson was born in Philadelphia and studied painting at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Now based in Tucson, Arizona, his work weaves together resonant themes of science, history, culture and the natural world.

 

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Education

1997 – 2001       Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Certificate Program

1995 – 1997       University of the Arts, Philadelphia, P.A.

Exhibitions       

2016                 Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2016                 Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ | Small Things Considered

2015                 Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2015                 Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ | Taking Flight: Birds In Art

2015                 Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ | Small Things Considered

2014                 Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ | The Tree: Myth, Symbol and Metaphor

2013                 Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ | Small Things Considered

2013                 Tucson Museum of Art | Desert Grasslands

2011                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010                 CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA | Alumni Travel Grant Exhibition

2009                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009                 Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2009                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008                 Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2007                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007                 Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2006                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006                 Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2006                 Accent Gallery, Ocean City, NJ

2005                 Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2005                 The Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2004                 Hopkins House Gallery, Haddon Twp, NJ |Feast or Famine: Group Exhibition

2004                 Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA | Creative Artist’s Network Winter Group Exhibition

2004                 Biggs Museum, Dover, Delaware: Group Exhibition

2004                 Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Creative Artist’s Network Group Exhibition

2004                 The Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2004                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003                 Creative Artist’s Network, Philadelphia, PA | Winter Group Exhibition

2003                 American College, Bryn Mawr, PA | Creative Artist’s Network Spring Group Exhibition

2003                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003                 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD | Creative Artist’s Network Exhibition “Baltimore Bound”

2003                 Morgan Lewis and Bockius, Philadelphia, PA | Creative Artist’s Network Group Exhibition

2003                 SEI Investments Co. Oaks, PA: Creative Artist’s Network Exhibition

2002                 Creative Artist’s Network, Philadelphia, PA: Spring Group Exhibition

2002                 Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ | Annual Photography Exhibition

2002                 Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA:  Emerging Artists Exhibition

2002                 Salon Des Amis Gallery, Malvern, PA: Group Exhibition

2002                 Creative Artist’s Network, Philadelphia, PA | Off the Wall: Small Works Exhibition

2001                 Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ | Works on Paper Exhibition

2001                 Salon Des Amis Gallery, Malvern, PA | Amazing Animal Show III

2001                 Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ: Annual Juried Exhibition

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA | Alumni Exhibition

2001                 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA | Third Annual New Talent Exhibition

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA | Annual Student Exhibition

2000                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA | Annual Student Exhibition

Awards and Honors

2008                 The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA: Alumni Travel Grant

2002 – 2004    The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA: Visual Artists Fellowship

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: The Ruth and Ben Wolf Scholarship Prize in Honor of Peter Paone

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: The John Galasso Memorial Prize

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Gross McCleaf Gallery Prize in Honor of Estelle Shane Gross

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Hobson Pittman Memorial Prize

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Charles Toppan Prize

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Philadelphia Watercolor Society Award

2001                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Ware Travel Scholarship

2000                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Packard Prize

1999                 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Franklin C. Watkins Memorial Grant

1996                 University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA: Crozier Award

Publications

American Art Collector “Sea and Sky” June 2008, Issue 32. p. 200

Lifestyle Magazine “The Natural World Through the Eyes of Benjamin Johnson”, Kendra Toscano. February 2007