About

Background

Clay Johnson was born and raised in Durham, NC, where he studied art and art history at Duke University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1985. He then worked for several years as assistant to painter Robert Natkin in Connecticut and New York City. He began exhibiting paintings in 1998, mostly in New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC. After several years of painting and exhibiting, followed by a hiatus of sorts, he has recently returned to painting and will be exhibiting new work in the near future. Clay currently lives and works in Laramie, Wyoming.

 

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