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Ron Johnson

Creativity is universal, it is one of the very few things as humans that we have in common. Whether it is a chef cooking, a mason laying brick or a painter painting…we are all creative. We now see it every day on social media, people learning or relearning skills. People are baking, playing with clay, coloring and a variety of other things. So, when we are separated by countries, states or six feet…the one thing that truly does bring us together is creativity.

Don’t Blink, 2020
Acrylic on panel
24 x 48 x 3 inches

Ron Johnson’s process-driven work is defined by chance. Pouring pigmented polyurethane over wood panels, he layers transparent colors to create vibrant, abstracted landscapes. Johnson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio State University (1999) and Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University­ (2003), where he currently works as an assistant professor. His work has been exhibited at Washington & Lee University, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Cite des Arts Gallery in Paris. His work is in numerous public and private collections including Altria Group, Capital One, the Federal Reserve Bank, and Markel Corporation.