Photo by Andrew Crooks

Photo by Andrew Crooks

Mary A. Johnson

Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

 

2013   MFA in Studio Art and Visual Studies; Department of Art, State University of New York at Buffalo

2008   BA in Fine Art, Painting; Department of Fine Arts, Gordon College

 

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

 

2018-Current           Central Academy of Fine Art, International Foundation Department, Head of Studio

 

2016-Current           Central Academy of Fine Art, International Foundation Department, Lecturer

 

2015-2016               The High School Affiliated to Renmin University, Instructor of Art

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2018   Bizarre Bazaar, Aotu Space, Beijing

2013   Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas (Our Generation’s Menace), Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Niagara, NY

2012   Velvet<>Putrescence, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

2011   A Questionable Dinner, Ellicott Island Park, Tonawanda, NY

2010   Remnants of a Life Undercover, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2008   Are We Home Yet? Gordon College, Wenham, MA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018    (Forthcoming) New Spirit of Beijing, Beijing

2018 2018 China Art Expo, Represented by TCID, Shangshang Art Museum, Beijing

2018   Collage Garden, Nekrasov Library, Moscow

2018   Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LA

2017  Nature/Neon, Juried by Garth Johnson, Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2017  Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LA

2016  S/LASH Art Nova 100, National Agricultural Exhibition Center of China, Beijing

2016  Art Inspires Science: Food, Art & Science Collaborations, New York Hall of Science, New York

2016   Opening Exhibition, ICAF Gallery Space, 798 Arts District, Beijing

2014   Annual Arts Festival Exhibition, Project 308 Gallery, North Tonawanda, NY

2014   57th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Juried by Jerry Saltz, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua NY

2014   Premier of Dodge West, Collaborative Video Performance Directed by George Afedzi Hughes, Hallwalls Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2014   Screening of Dodge West, Collaborative Video Performance Directed by George Afedzi Hughes, ColognOFF X, Cologne International Videoart Festival, Cologne

2012   Catacombia, Collaborative Performance, Nuit Blanche, Toronto

2011   Parallax, 515 Main(St) Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2011   ButterFile, Visual Studies Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2011   ButterFax, University at Buffalo Gallery, Buffalo, NY

 

 

PUBLICATIONS & BIOGRAPHY

 

2019   (Forthcoming) Elizegi, Rebeka and Montse Borràs, Collage by Women: 50 Essential Contemporary Artists, PromoPress, Madrid

2018   Feola, Joshua, 5 Beijing Art Spaces Providing Alternatives to the White Cube, Artsy.com

2018   Yun Pei, The Truth and Contemplation of Food, Ecomole, Beijing

2018   Cimarron Review, Cover, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City

2018 Nature / Neon Exhibition Catalogue, Gatlinburg, TN

2018   Gao, Douglas, Xinhua News Agency, 中国,美国艺术家玛丽自由创作的新土壤

2018   Treichel, Tamara, Xinhua News Agency, American Artist Makes Discoveries, Draws Inspiration from China for Her Works, Beijing

2017   INDA (V11), Manifest’s International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati

2016   Fresh Paint Blog, Fresh Paint Magazine, Philadelphia and London

2016   S/LASH Art Nova 100 Exhibition Catalogue, Beijing

2014   Bannon, Anthony, Everything is at Least a Little Strange, The Chatauquan Daily, Chautauqua, NY

2014   Mary A. Johnson, 365 Artists/365 Days Project, Wisconsin

2014   INDA (V8), Manifest’s International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati

2013   The Seneca Review (V. 43/1), Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

2013   Maier, Angelica, The Viewer Experience, University at Buffalo Department of Visual Studies, Buffalo, NY

2013   Beam, Michael, Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas (Our Generation’s Menace) Exhibition Catalogue, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY, May 2013.

2013   The St. Sebastian Review (v3, Issue 1), Cambridge, Massachusetts

2011   Art Takes Miami Exhibition Catalogue, Artists Wanted, Brooklyn, NY

2010   Duquette, Laura, Remnants of a Life Undercover, Buffalo Rising, Buffalo

2009   Vol. 1, Art and Literary Magazine, Buffalo, 2009.

 

 

HONORS & AWARDS

 

2017                 Invitation to LiJiang Snow Mountain Residency, Yunnan Province, China (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Art Nova and Sunshine 100

2013                 Graduate Student Association Conference Travel Grant, SUNY Buffalo

2012/2013         Teaching Assistantship, Department of Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo

2012                 Dedalus Fellowship Nominee, Department of Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo

2011/2012         Teaching Assistantship, Department of Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo

2011                 Finalist in Art Takes Miami Juried Exhibition by Artists Wanted at SCOPE Miami

 

 

INVITED ARTIST TALKS / CRITIQUES

 

2018    Bizarre Bazaar artist talk, Aotu Space; Beijing

2018    Invited Critic, MFA Reviews, Academic Exchange Program between Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University and Department of Art, University at Buffalo; Beijing

2016    S/LASH Art Nova100 Exhibition, National Agricultural Exhibition Center of China, Beijing

2016    Invited Critic, MFA Reviews, Academic Exchange Program between Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University and Department of Art, University at Buffalo; Beijing

2013    Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas Exhibition artist talk, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

 

2018    American Culture Series for Chinese International Students; CAFA

2017-18  UK and US University Interview Preparation for International Students; CAFA

2016    Art with a Capital A, CAFA

2016    Artists Don’t Work in a Vacuum, CAFA

2016    Drawing for All, CAFA

2016    Utilizing the Visual Arts in Your Classroom; HS Affiliated to Renmin University

2012    Strategies of Effective Teaching Conference, Panel and workshop, SUNY Buffalo

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

2012   College Art Association

2017   National Collage Association