Robert Johnson’s Résumé

509 Hannah Branch Rd.
Burnsville, N.C. 28714


1964 B.S. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

1970 M.F.A in Painting, Mills College, Oakland, California

1967 Study with Mark Rothko, Provincetown, Mass.

1965.67 Apprenticeship with Karl Knaths, Provincetown, Mass.

2000-2001 Study traditional painting in Jaipur, India, Kathmandu, Nepal, Ubud, Bali under a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, he learned to use different materials and techniques which he has adapted to his method of painting.

Fellowships & Grants

2000-2001 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship

2001 Residency at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon

2000 Artist in residence at Badlands National Park, Badlands, South Dakota

1998-99 North Carolina Nature Conservancy Grant

1996-97 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, Frederic Church Ecuador Project

1994-95 National Endowment for the Arts, Southern Arts Federation Artist Grant

1994-95 North Carolina Arts Council Project Grant, State Parks Series

1993 Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, California

1991 North Carolina Arts Council Special Project Grant, Mountain Stories Series


NC Museum of Natural Science 2011

Apex Gallery, Washington D.C. 2005 Landscapes/Varied Views

Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, N.C. 2011 Paintings from Peru, 2010 Paintings from Alaska, 2007-Paintings from New Zealand, 2003- Paintings from Panama, 2000- Northwest Parks, 1999- Nature Conservancy, 1998- Ecuador Series, 1997- Sketches from UNCA mural, 1992-96 Group Exhibits, 1991Mountain Stories

1998- 2002, 2006- Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, N.C/Paintings from the Desert etc.

1993-1999, North Carolina Museum of Art Triennial Show

1994-Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, solo show

1994-Morris Museum, Augusta, Georgia Vividly Told, Contemporary Southern Narrative Painting group exhibition

1988-Asheville Art Museum two person show


2010- N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

2006-Mural downtown Blowing Rock, N.C.

2002- Raleigh Durham Airport Ceramic tile Mural

1998- Mural on Main Street, West Jefferson, N.C.

1997- North Carolina Public Arts Program, Eight Views of Mount Pisgah, University of North Carolina, Asheville, N.C.


N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, N.C.

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia

School of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Badlands National Park, Badlands, South Dakota