As a painter‭, ‬Robin Johnson’s‭ work is rooted in representation and perception‭. ‬Depicting familiar and memorable objects and environments‭, ‬she uses experiences from the past to create non-linear allegories in which the scene shifts between portraiture and narration‭. ‬‬Robin’s‭ inspiration stems from personal ritual, and identity, while her imagery reflects iconic Southern California‭. ‬She received her MFA in Painting in 2012‭, ‬studying under Patty Wickman‭, ‬Wes Christensen‭, ‬Brad Coleman‭, Scott Hess‭, ‬and Pamela Wilson‭. ‬Robin now teaches at Loyola Marymount University and Fullerton College‭, ‬and also serves as an archivist for noted California artist‭, ‬Tony DeLap‭.‬




Education + Experience

2012 MFA Painting, Laguna College of Art + Design

2008 Florence Academy of Art Summer Studies

2008 BFA Drawing & Painting, Minor in Graphic Design,  Laguna College of Art & Design

2003 AAS Graphic Design, Colorado Mountain College


Exhibitions

2015-16 "Fleshed Out" Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA

2015 San Dieguito Arts Guild Workshop, Encinitas, CA

2014 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA

2014 San Dieguito Arts Guild, Encinitas, CA

Lecture & Demonstration

2014 WestEdge 2014, Santa Monica, CA

2013 Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

“Gettin’ Off the Ground: Contemporary Stories From an American Community”

2013 Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA

2013 Laguna Art Museum, Nature Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2013 Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

2013 City of Brea Art Gallery, Made in California, Brea, CA

2012 Koplin Del Rio, Drawing Salon, Culver City, CA

2012 Bistango, Irvine, CA

2012 Laguna Art Museum, MFA Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2012 Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

2012 Huntington Beach Art Center, Contemporary Traditionalists, Huntington Beach, CA

2012 Arena 1, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Santa Monica, CA

2012 Wells Fargo Bank, FOA Preview 2012, Laguna Beach, CA

2012 LCAD, Graduating MFA Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2011 Sylvia White Gallery, 4th Annual Summer Show, Ventura, CA

2011 Mt SAC Art Gallery, Walnut, CA

Inner Human: Robin Johnson & Nate Wilson

2011 House of Balsamic, Irvine, CA

2011 Chermers Gallery, Tustin, CA

2011 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2009 Fairhaven Juried Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA

2009 Kudos, Encinitas, CA

2009 SDAI Museum of the Living Artist, 

50th International Juried Exhibition, San Diego, CA

2009 SDWCA San Diego Women's History Museum Juried Exhibit,  San Diego, CA

"Herstory" Awarded: Best of Show & 2nd Place

2009 LCAD Graduating Senior Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2009 Collectors Choice Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2009 Las Cruces Annual Art Exhibit, Las Cruces, CA

2008 Dawson Cole Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2008 7°Gallery Drawing & Painting Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2008 Las Cruces Annual Art Exhibit, Las Cruces, CA

2008 Collectors Choice Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

Awarded: Best of Show Junior

2007 Las Cruces Annual Art Exhibit, Las Cruces, CA

2007 Collectors Choice Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2006 Collectors Choice Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

Publications

2016 ArtScene Magazine, "Continued and Recommended" Jan. 2016

2015 YayLA Magazine, "Creative Minds Get Fleshed Out at the Q Art Salon" Dec. 2015

2015 Beautifulbizarre.net "Fleshed Out at Q Art Salon" Dec. 2015

2015 Loyola Marymount University, Kaleido Speaker Series

2014 Riviera Orange County| Modern Luxury

Arts and Power, Dec. 2014

http://modernluxury.com/riviera-orange-county/story/arts-and-power

2013 Orange Coast Magazine

Artist Spotlight: Robin Johnson, JulyVol. 39 Issue 7

2013 Fine Art Professionals Panel DiscussionLaguna College of Art + Design

Panel: Joyce Kasprzyk, Carl Berg, Robin Johnson, Randy Higbee

2013 Rogue Art Research and Writing Journal (RARW)

Studio Visit with Robin Johnson, January 2013
2012 Coast Magazine   
Cover Art, Vol. 21, Issue 7
2012 EPOCH Magazine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
 Cover Art, Vol. 61, No. 1
2012 Studio Visit Magazine 
 Vol. 17
 21 Under 31 Emerging Artists, Vol. 41, No. 4









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