Barbara Johnson


Curriculum Vitae: Barbara Johnson

Education • Exhibitions • Awards • Publications • 
Gallery Representation • Teaching Experience • Related Experience


  • M.F.A. Printmaking
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • B.F.A. Painting and Drawing
    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


  • Group Show, Grubbs Gallery, Williston, Easthampton, Ma. 2008
  • Small Sizes - Precious Pieces, Sherry French Gallery, New York, New York, 2006
  • The Mystery of Renewal, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, Massachusetts 2005
  • Postcards from Amherst 2004, Armstrong Atlantic University, Savannah, Georgia 2004
  • Journey, Arts Unlimited, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 2004
  • Poetics of Place, Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts 2003
  • Recent Paintings and Drawings, One person exhibit, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts 2002
  • Places of Spirit: From Intimate to Panoramic, One person exhibit, Grubbs Gallery, Easthampton, Massachusetts 2001
  • The Great River, Artspace, Greenfield, Massachusetts, 2001
  • Earth Magic, One person exhibit, Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts, 2000
  • The Great River, Franklin County Arts Council, Greenfield, Massachusetts, 2000
  • Self A’mused, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1998
  • The Contemporary Figure, Troy, New York
  • Artists’ Self Portraits, Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Group Show, Wm. Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut
  • One Person Exhibit, Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Northampton City Hall Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Ninth and Tenth Annual Portrait Shows, Francesca Anderson, Lexington, MA
  • Art in Architecture, Leverett Craftsmen and Artists, Leverett, Massachusetts
  • Smith College, SYNC Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • One Person Exhibit, Thronja Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • One Person Exhibit, San Marcos Gallery, San Rafael, California
  • “Letters,” Juried Exhibition, National Women’s Caucus on Art, New York, New York
  • American Artist National Art Competition, Grand Central Gallery, New York, New York
  • “Washington Printmakers,” Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Guest Lecture and Exhibit, Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden
  • America Haus, Berlin, West Germany
  • National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • National Print Museum, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
  • World Print Council, San Francisco, California
  • “Faces,” Invitational Exhibition, Helen Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, California
  • California State Fair, Sacramento, California
  • National Women’s Caucus For Art, Boston, Massachusetts
  • “On Paper,” Marlboro Gallery, Largo, Maryland
  • “Lights and Shadows,” Marlboro Gallery, Largo, Maryland
  • First National Print Competition, The Print Cabinet, Wilton, Connecticut
  • National Print and Drawing Competition, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


  • UMASS Alumni Magazine, Postcard from Amherst, Commissioned by BPG Associates and the Barletta Company, Spring 2002
  • First Place, Great River Exhibition, 2001
  • Artist in Residence, Bowie State College, Bowie, Maryland
  • Art for Public Places Grant, MNCPPC, Greenbelt, Maryland


  • UMASS Alumni Magazine, Arts: Motivated by the Power of Art, article by Faye Wolfe
  • Watercolor, American Artist Magazine, January 2002,” The Logic of Watercolor”
  • Best of Sketching and Drawing, Terry Sullivan, Rockport Publishers, 1999
  • Faces, Jan Rindfleisch, 1985 Exhibition Catalog

Gallery Representation

  • R. Michelson Gallery, Portraits, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Arts Unlimited, South Hadley, Massachusetts
  • Sherry French Gallery, New York, New York 2004-07
  • New City Art, Easthampton, Massachusetts

Teaching Experience

  • Barbara Johnson Studio, Hadley, Massachusetts,1997 to present
  • Academy of Realist Art, Seattle, Washington, July 1997
  • Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Fall 1995
  • Guild Studio School, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1991-2000
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1989,1990
  • Dominican College, San Rafael, California
  • University of California, Berkeley, California, ASUC Studio
  • Bowie State College, Bowie, Maryland
  • Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Related Experience

  • Mural and Scenic Painter, 1978-Present

Selected Commissions

  • Marine World Africa U.S.A., Vallejo, California
  • Western Scenic Studio, Oakland, California
  • Art for Public Places Grant/ Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital, Laurel, Maryland
  • Hillcrest Heights Library, Hillcrest, Maryland
  • Dietz and Company Architects, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • North Star Seafood Company, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Hampton, New Hampshire