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, Laguna Beach, CA 
2008 Painting Courses, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 
2008 BFA Drawing & Painting, Minor in Graphic Design, Cum Laude, 
        Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA
2003 AAS Graphic Design, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

Exhibitions
2018 Golden West College Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA “The Art of the Self”
2018 Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA Biennial Faculty Exhibition
2018 Coastline College, Newport, CA “On the Ropes, In the Kisser”
2017 Poets and Artists, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Coastline College, Newport, CA “Like Mark”
2016 Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA Biennial Faculty Exhibition
2016 Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA “Reflections on Home, Housing, Shelter” 
2015 Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA “Fleshed Out”
2015 San Dieguito Arts Guild, Encinitas, CA 
2014 WestEdge 2014, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA Biennial Faculty Exhibition
2014 San Dieguito Arts Guild, Encinitas, 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, Laguna Beach, CA “Nature Exhibition”
2013 Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
2013 City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA, “Made in California”
2012 Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA, Drawing Salon
2012 Studio Gallery: Bistango, Irvine, CA
2012 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, MFA Exhibition
2012 Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA 
        “Contemporary Traditionalists”
2012 Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Thesis Exhibition
2012 Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA, Festival of the Arts Preview
2012 Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA, Graduate MFA Exhibition
2011 Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA, Summer Show
2011 Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
        Two-Person Show: 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 Exhibit, Santa Ana, CA 
2009 Kudos Salon, Encinitas, CA 
2009 San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 
        50th International Juried Exhibition
2009 SDWCA San Diego Womens History Museum, San Diego, CA,
        Juried Exhibit, 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
2018 Voyage LA "Orange County's Thought Provokers: Art and Life with Robin Johnson" June, 2018
        http://voyagela.com/interview/art-life-robin-johnson/
2017 "The Portrait Issue" Poets and Artists, Vol 83, April, 2017
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, July: Vol. 39 Issue 7
2013 Fine Art Professionals Panel Discussion, Laguna 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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