Mitchell Johnson (painter)

Mitchell Johnson (Painter)

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Mitchell Johnson (painter)

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Mitchell Johnson is a contemporary painter. Born in 1964, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, he currently paints in Palo Alto, California as well as in Buonconvento, Italy; Meyreuil, France and Bornholm, Denmark. Johnson earned his M.F.A. at Parsons School of Design in 1990 where he studied with , , , , and - all former students of .


Johnson studied drawing and painting in high school at Staten Island Academy, and at Randolph-Macon College where he studied with Ray Berry and earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science. He studied with Jo Weiss, Lee Newman, Jack Boul and David Holt at the , Washington, D.C., from 1987 to 1988, and attended graduate school at Parsons School of Design, New York City.

During graduate school, Johnson supported himself doing odd jobs for various NY artists, most notably Frank Stella, Sol LeWitt, Sandy Skoglund and Stella's assistant, Earl Childress. In the fall of 1990, while waiting to hear if would be able to join Lewitt's Wall Drawing Team, Johnson was offered a studio assistant job with Sam Francis and this is what landed him in Palo Alto. He has since divided his time between California and Europe.

In 2007 he was an artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut. His paintings can be found in over 300 private collections and 10 US Museums. His work has been the subject of solo-exhibitions in...
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