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  • "November's Offering," oil on panel, 40" x 48"
  • "Totem," oil on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Balance," oil on panel, 16" x 24"
  • "Navigators #2," oil on panel, 16" x 24"
  • "Migration #7," oil on panel, 16" x 24"
  • "Yining the Yang," oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
  • "Envy," oil on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "The Carl Moore Man," oil on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Sanctuary," oil on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Paradise Found II," oil on canvas, 42.5" x 40"
  • "A New Day," oil/mixed media on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Arroyo," oil/encaustic on panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Trace Elements 3," oil/encaustic on panel, 36" x 36"
  • "Channeling Spring," oil/encaustic on panel, 36" x 48"
  • "Between the Meadow and the Moon," oil on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Celadonia," oil on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Dancing in the Grass After Rain #9," oil on panel, 24" x 24"
  • "Sublime," oil on paper, 22" x 30.5"
  • "Untitled Blue," oil on paper, 22" x 30.5"
  • "Untitled Pink," oil on paper, 22" x 30.5"
  • "Out of the Blue," oil on paper, 44" x 30"
  • "Into the Light," oil/encaustic on paper, 40" x 30.5"
  • "Eclipse," oil/encaustic on paper, 40" x 30.5"
  • "Trace Elements #3, oil on paper, 44" x 30"
  • "Trace Elements #5, oil on paper, 44" x 30"
  • "Persian Rug," oil on paper, 44" x 30"
  • "Dancing in the Light," oil/mixed media on paper, 25" x 38"
  • "Hookerina," oil/encaustic on paper, 44" x 30"
  • "Damatia," oil/encaustic on paper, 44" x 30"
  • "Untitled #12," watercolor/paper, 36" x 30"
  • "Untitled Water Color X," watercolor/paper, 36" x 30"
  • "Untitled Water Color XI," watercolor/paper, 36" x 30"
  • "Untitled Water Color XII," watercolor/paper, 36" x 30"

Bio

My work has always been inspired by nature: organic forms, cycles, seasons, land, water, sky, order, rhythm, repetition, growth, regeneration. These works reside somewhere between realism and abstraction. Highly organic, every story reveals a complex conversation among the elements. Individual lines, marks, drips, shapes and color do not simply exist alongside one another, but fuse together as a single pulsating force.
Through the process of adding, wiping away or painting out, I try to create organic forms and structures that seem to be in the state of transformation and tension, evoking my own interest in realities of Physiology and Biology.

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Chuck Johnson: Education and Honors

MFA (Painting and Art History), Memphis State University, 1977
BFA (Painting and Drawing), Memphis State University, 1975

Honors
Grant for Painting, District of Columbia Arts Commission, 1995
Painting Award, Arlington Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Arlington, VA, 1987
Painting Award, Creativity 86, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, 1986
Best in Show & Purchase Award, Germantown Art League Juried Exhibition, Germantown, TN, 1980
2nd Place Purchase Award, Germantown Art League Juried Exhibition, Germantown, TN, 1978

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Chuck Johnson: Selected Exhibitions

Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
The Man Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
No: 10 Anniversary Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Paradise Found, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2015
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011-2014
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013-2014
Suddenly This Summer, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Present Tense, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN, 2013
Works on Paper, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012/2010
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Above Ground, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2009
Works on Paper, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2009
Group Show, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN, 2008
Germantown Performing Art Center, Germantown, TN, 2008
Tribute to Richard Wright, JoySmith Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2008
Aspects of Love (Invitational), University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, 2007
The JoySmith Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2006
The Red Show, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN, 2006
Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN, 2005
Five Memphis Artists, The JoySmith Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2005
Those Who Teach, Seven Memphis Artists, Delta Axis/Marshal Arts, Memphis, TN, 2005
Jay Etkins Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2004
Summer Group Show, Jay Etkins Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2003
The Project Space, Washington, DC, 1998
Tools as Art II, Smithsonian National Building Museum, Washington, DC, 1997
Vision of My People, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, 1997
Willow Street Gallery, Takoma Park, MD, 1995
Five Washington Artists, The Fifth Column, Washington, DC, 1995
Painting 91, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA, 1991
Open Exhibition 1989, Fairfax County Judicial Center, Fairfax, VA, 1989
Atlanta Life National Juried Annual Exhibition, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1989
The Athenaeum, Northern Virginia Fine Art Association and AT&T, Alexandria, VA, 1988
Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC, 1987
New Talent, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC, 1987
Members Juried Exhibition, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA, 1986

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Chuck Johnson: Public Collections

Lupton Company, Chattanooga, TN
The City of Memphis
Department of the Navy, Pentagon, Washington, DC
The Hechinger Collection
State Department’s Art in the Embassies Program

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