Megan Johnson

10888 N 70th St

#162

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

 

Website: www.meganbjohnson.com

    

Email: meganbjohnson94@gmail.com


 

Education

2017-2020         MFA 2020, emphasis Drawing and Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2013-2016         BFA 2016, emphasis in Printmaking and Painting, North

                        Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020    Solo Exhibition, “Renewal”, Sonoran Desert Museum, Baldwin Gallery, Tucson, AZ

           Solo Exhibition, “Nightwatch”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2022    Four Person Exhibition, “Desert Sense”, Ironwood Gallery, Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Night Visions”, Coconino Center For the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

           Juried Group Exhibition, 24th Annual,”Works on Paper” Juror: Esther Adler, Curator at MOMA, Long Beach Island Foundation of Art and Science, Long Beach, New Jersey

           Juried Group Exhibition, “Arizona Aqueous XXXVI”Juror: Jon Pokrasso,Tubac Centerof the Arts, Tubac, AZ

2021    Juried Group Exhibition, “Only Black and White’’, Juror: Mary Meyers, Shemer Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Nature-Landscape, Serene & Savage”, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

           Group Exhibition, “Contemporary Voices”, Found Re art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Starry, Starry, Night”, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Variations”, Marblehead Art Association, Marblehead, MA 

2020    Group Exhibition, “Open Desert”, Arizona State University, Humanities building, Tempe, AZ 

           Group Exhibition, “Every Body”, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2019    Group Exhibition, “Post- Summer Show”, Fine Art Complex 110, Tempe, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Galbut Prize”, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “ Nathan Cummings Award”, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “New Art Arizona”, Shemer Art Center, 

           Phoenix, AZ

2018    Group Exhibition, “Sunniest Place on Earth, All Media Juried Exhibition”, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Expulsion: Painting as a Proxy Act and Action”, Tempe Fine Art Complex, Tempe, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Inaugural Galbut Prize”, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “MFA Summer Juried Exhibition”, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

           Group Exhibition, “Bridged”, +Art Galeria Taller,Quito, Ecuador 

2017    Group Exhibition,  “The Fate of Landscape Painting”, Tempe Fine Art Complex, Tempe, AZ

           Group Exhibition, ASU, New MFA Show, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2016    Group Exhibition, NDSU Spring Baccalaureate Exhibition, Memorial Union Gallery, NDSU, Fargo, ND

           Group Exhibition, Student Juried Exhibition, Flakoll Gallery, Renaissance Hall, NDSU, Fargo, ND

2015    Two- Person Exhibition, Baccalaureate Preview Exhibition, Flakoll Gallery, Renaissance Hall, NDSU, Fargo, ND, (with 

           Photographer Shelby Steidl)

           Group Exhibition, “Jim Falk Recycled Show”, Flakoll Gallery, Renaissance Hall, NDSU, Fargo, ND

           Group Exhibition, South Africa Photo Exhibition, September Corks and Canvas, Salon 3|5,Fargo, ND

           Group Exhibition, Scale: From Fargo to South Africa”,Flakoll Gallery, Renaissance Hall, NDSU, Fargo, ND

           Group Exhibition, Student Juried Exhibition, Flakoll Gallery, Renaissance Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

           Group Exhibition, Community Print Exchange, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2014    Group Exhibition, Memorial Union, Absence, North Dakota State University

2013    Group Exhibition, Central Michigan University Park Library Print Exchange, Mount Pleasant, MI

Clubs/Community Involvement

2021    Community Diversity& Inclusion Committee member, Fountain Hills, AZ

2018        ASU Drawing 1 Head Instructor

2016        NDSU Under Pressure Press: President

2016    Artist Talk/Painting Demonstration, Memorial Union Gallery, Fargo, ND

2015        NDSU Under Pressure Press: Secretary

2014        NDSU Under Pressure Press: Treasurer 

 

Residencies    

2021        Artists in Residence, Châteaux Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France

2015        Artist in Residence, Caversham Press, Howick, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

               Artist in Residence, Durban Center, Durban, South Africa

Grant/ Awards

2021        Denis Diderot A-i-R Grant

2020        ASU Special Talent Art Scholarship

2019        Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship

               Marigold Linton Scholarship

              ASU Special Talent Art Scholarship

2018        ASU Special Talent Art Scholarship

              Gayle J. Novak & Robert D. Cock Award in Painting Scholarship

2016        High Plain Reader, Best of the Best: Emerging Artist Award

              James Falk Visual Arts Scholarship

              NDSU Visual Arts Scholarship

              Fargo Moorhead Fine Arts Club Scholarship 

2015        Federal Pell Grant

               North Dakota State Grant

              NDSU Student Juried Exhibition Honorable mention

              NDSU Visual Arts Scholarship

2014       Federal Pell Grant 

              North Dakota State Grant

2013       Federal Pell Grant 

              North Dakota State Grant

Publications

2020     Voyage Phoenix, Robert Williamson, “Shoutout Series;  Megan Johnson”(interview)                         

2018    Voyage Phoenix, Robert Williamson, “Artists Series; Megan Johnson” (interview)

2016    High Plains Reader, HPR Staff, “Best of the Best Series; Megan Johnson” (article)

2015    NDSU Spectrum, Christian Weber, “Gallery Hosts Live Painting Session”; article

2015    NDSU Visual Arts in South Africa, Adventures in making art and meeting new artists, (collaborative blog)

2014    Runner’s World, RW Staff, “The Art of Running”,Online Article

Teaching

2022      Faculty Associate, Estrella Community College, Avondale ,AZ

             Courses taught: 2-D Foundations, Watercolor

             Modalities: in-person

2021-22  Faculty Associate, Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ

              Courses taught: Drawing 1&Ceramics 1

             Modalities: hybrid & in-person

2021-22  Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

              Courses taught: Watercolor 1, Watercolor for non-majors, & Intermediate Watercolor

            Modalities: in-person & icourses

Summer 2021    Watercolor Landscapes Instructor,, summer camp, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2020-2021    High School and Middle School Art Teacher, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Summer 2020    Watercolor Landscapes Instructor, summer camp, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2017-2020    Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona Courses taught: Senior Exhibitions Drawing 1, 2-D Design, Watercolor one