GEORGE JOHANSON

BORN: 1928, Seattle, WA

EDUCATION
Studied at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) in Portland, OR, with further study in New York and London

TEACHING AND AWARDS
1992 Recipient, Oregon Governor’s Award for the Arts
1955-1980, Painting, drawing and printmaking, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1972 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1967 Reed College, Portland, OR

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Recent Paintings and Prints, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 Recent Monotypes, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Themes and Variations, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Paintings, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Seven Decades of Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2009 30 Years of Prints, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Ceramic Tile Works, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2009 Recent Paintings, Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR
2007 Sixty Year Painting Retrospective, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
2006 Works on Paper, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Drawings - Dance and Music, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Drawings - Oil on Paper, River Gallery, Independence, OR
2003 Dogs, Nudes and Rain, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 Equivalents - Portraits of 80 Oregon Artists, Portland Art Museum, OR
2002 Five Decades - Paintings, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 City-Scapes - Paintings, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Sculpture, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 Music Series - Drawings, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 Night Games - Paintings, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
1993 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1992 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1991 Maveety Gallery, Portland, OR
1989 Maveety Gallery, Portland, OR
1989 Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Drawings, A 40-Year Retrospective, Univ. of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
1988 Major Paintings 1972-1987, Curated by John Weber, Reed College, Portland, OR
1987 Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
1985, 1984, 1983, 1981, 1979, 1972, Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
1982 Oranges and Sardines Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1976 18 People in 14 Paintings, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1972 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
1970 London and After, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
…and others going back to 1950

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / INVITATIONALS
2015 Prints by Augen Gallery Artists, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 30th Anniversary Celebration, Marylhurst Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR
2009 PNCA at 100, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2009 Celebrating PNCA’s 100th Year-Alumni and Faculty Group Exhibition, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Figures, Print Arts Northwest, Northwest Print Council, Portland, OR
2007 Drawings from the Museum Collection, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2005 Drawing, a 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
2005 Altered States, Print Arts Northwest, Northwest Print Council, Portland, OR
2005 Drawing, Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center, Eugene, OR
2003 Painting Portland, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
2003 Correspondence, Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2003 Time-Variable Art, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 Big Woodblocks, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
1998 Heads, Drawing Invitational, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1997 Drawing Invitational, Western Oregon State University, Monmouth, OR
1994 Focus on Fire, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
1993 Then and Now, Salem Art Association, Salem, OR
1992 Spirit of the West Traveling Exhibition, West One Bank
1990 Painted Fictions, Palm Sprints Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1987 Northwest 87, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1986 Northwest Prints, Beijing, China
1980 American Drawings 1970-1980, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1974 Art of the Northwest, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1971 Inaugural Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
1970 Graphics ’70, A.I.A. Gallery, London
1967 The West - 80 Contemporaries, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1966 Transatlantics, American Embassy, London
1965 Drawing Society Invitational, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Johnson Wax Collection, Racine, WI
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
New York Public Library, NY
Oldham County Collection, Oldham, England
Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Rock Creek Campus, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian Institution, The National Collection Washington, D.C.
State of Oregon, Art in Public Places
State of Washington, Art in Public Places
Sylvania Campus, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Tualatin Public Library, Tualatin, OR
University of Washington, Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Visual Chronicle of Oregon Collection, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR
Visual Chronicle of Portland Collection, Portland, OR

CERAMIC TILE MURALS
2007 Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, OR
1998 Peninsula Park Community Center, Portland, OR
1997 Washington County Corrections, Hillsboro, OR
1992 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1989 Bonneville Power Administration, Vancouver, WA
1989 Bremerton High School, Bremerton, WA
1988 Portland Building, Architect Michael Graves, Portland, OR

WORK FEATURED ON FILM
2010 Art Beat Segment, Oregon Public Broadcasting (10/7/10)
2009 In the Studio with George Johanson, PCC Rock Creek
1976 Printmaker, National Endowment Grant
1972 Etching & Color Intaglio

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
2009 PNCA at 100 exhibition educational program, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2007 George Johanson, Image and Idea, Roger Hull, University of Washington Press
2002 George Johanson, Equivalents - Portraits of 80 Oregon Artists, Portland Art Museum
1999 100 Oregon Artists, Ginny Allen and Jody Klevit, Oregon Historical Society
1997 Northwest Printmakers, Lois Allen, Craftsman House
1995 Contemporary Art in the Northwest, Lois Allen, Craftsman House
1989 George Johanson: Drawings, Barry Johnson, University of Oregon Press
1983 50 Northwest Artists, Bruce Guenther, Chronicle Books

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