Celia Johnson

Artist Statment

I have a modernist interest in the play of color and form, which manifests itself in a non-referential geometric abstraction. I enjoy structuring figure/ground relationships and exploring the push-pull of shapes in the space within the edges of the rectangle. While the work is formally intuitive, it is calculated in its design and plotting, playing juxtaposed elements and relational situations against one another in the layering and building of the planar surfaces.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Celia Johnson works primarily in encaustic and acrylic on wood. She received an MPS in new media at NYU Tisch School of the Arts/ITP, a BFA at California College of the Arts, and attended the Dusseldorf Kunstakademie during a 10 year stay in Germany. Celia has taught as adjunct professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. She has been a fellow at the Sam & Adele Golden Art Foundation, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia PA, Paris, New York NY, Heidelberg, New Haven CT, Raleigh NC, and Chapel Hill NC. Johnson is represented by Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven CT. She lives and works in Chapel Hill NC.

2016  16h x 14w inches  encaustic on birch panel
Bròg
2016 16h x 14w inches encaustic on birch panel
 2017  16h x 14w inches  encaustic on birch panel
Càrnaid
2017 16h x 14w inches encaustic on birch panel
2016  16h x 14w inches  encaustic on birch panel
Maistín
2016 16h x 14w inches encaustic on birch panel

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