About Clay Johnson

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I was born and raised in Durham, NC, where I studied art and art history at Duke University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1985. I then worked for several years as assistant to painter Robert Natkin in Connecticut and New York City. I began exhibiting paintings in 1998, mostly in New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC. After several years of painting and exhibiting, followed by a lengthy hiatus, I’ve recently returned to painting and will be exhibiting new work in the near future. For the past nine years I have lived and worked in Corvallis, Oregon.

Selected Exhibitions

2004
  • Art of the Twentieth Century, Park Avenue Armory, New York
2003
  • Clay Johnson: New Paintings, District Fine Arts, Washington DC
2002
  • Gallery Artists, Samson Fine Arts, New York
  • Clay Johnson: New Paintings, District Fine Arts, Washington DC
  • Poetic Minimalism, District Fine Arts, Washington DC
  • 14th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York
2001
  • Gallery Artists, Samson Fine Arts, New York
  • 13th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York
2000
  • 12th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York
1999
  • Small Works, District Fine Arts, Washington DC
  • Talent 1999, New Artists / New Works, Samson Fine Arts, New York
  • 11th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Park Avenue Armory, New York