Kerry Johns
 
Kerry Johns - Represented by Artsite Gallery
Kerry Johns -  Represented by Artsite Gallery
Kerry Johns -  Represented by Artsite Gallery

My painting draws on the imagery of the landscape in which I am living at the time and to which I am emotionally attached. Periods of plein air drawing in the particular landscape result in an understanding and an empathy with the character of place.
I call on this instinctive understanding in the use of an open method of construction in which no way forward is known beforehand. This ground of familiarity allows me the luxury of complete freedom in method and approach.

Johns' describes her work as building upon the legacy of modernists such as Cezanne, Matisse and Bonnard, Milton Avery and Sean Scully who understood the integrity of the painting language itself while giving equal weight to the feeling or sensate nature of the subject.

 
 
 

Awards:

2016 Eutick Still Life Award (EMSLA), Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2016 Empire Global Art Award, Canberra, ACT
2008 Basil Sellers Art Prize, NSW
1997 & 1995 Blue Mountains Art Prize

Public Collections:Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Collection; Kedumba Award Collection; Basil Sellers Collection; Blue Mountains City Council Collection; Bi-Centennial Acquisition Blue Mountains City Council Collection

Private Collections: Australia and Internationally

 
 
Solo Exhibitions:
2017
The Lie of the Land, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2017, 11, 09
Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.
2015
Forest Subjective, Form Studio & Gallery, Queanbeyan, ACT
2013
Under Southern Skies, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2012
Taking PLACE, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2008, 06
Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba, NSW
2004, 02
Ezair Gallery, New York, USA
2002
Memory & Mountains, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2001, 1999
Gallery Lane, Leura, NSW
1999
Blue Air-Red Earth, Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW
1998
Gallery Café, Annandale, NSW
OzArtspace Gallery, Katoomba, NSW
1996, 90
Braemar Gallery, Springwood, NSW
1994
From the Mountains, Qantas Flight Deck, Sydney

Group Exhibitions: (Selected)
2017
Eklektikos, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
2016
Finalist Exhibition and winner, Eutick EMSLA Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
 
Finalist Exhibition and First Prize, Empire Global Art Award, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT.
 
Collector’s Choice 2016, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
 
Finalist Exhibition, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2015
Finalist Exhibition, M16 Artspace 2015 Drawing Prize, M126 Artspace, Griffith, ACT.
2014, 13
ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT.
2012, 11
Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
2008
Finalist Exhibition Paddington Art Prize, Sydney, NSW.
2008, 06
Finalist Exhibition Basil Sellers Art Prize Eurobodalla
2007
Art of the South East Diary Exhibition, Moruya, NSW.
2006
Signatures Mechanics Institute, Moruya NSW.
2005
Finalist Exhibition Kedumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls, NSW.
2004, 87, 83
Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
2003, 00
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra, Qld.
2002
Homeground, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA.
2000
Grounded PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney, NSW.
1998
Blue Mountains Artists Exchange, Sanda, Japan.
1997
Four Seasons, Lurline Galleries, Katoomba, NSW.
 
Six of the Best, OzArtspace, Katoomba, NSW.
1996
New Paintings, Mountain Artery, Katoomba, NSW.
1995
New Paintings, Braemar Gallery, Springwood, NSW.

Awards:
2016
Eutick EMSLA Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2016
First Prize, Empire Global Art Award, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
2015
Highly Commended, M16 Artspace 2015 Drawing Prize, M126 Artspace, Griffith, ACT.
2008
Eurobodalla,NSW
1997
Blue Mountains Art Prize, Blue Mountains , NSW.
1995
Blue Mountains Art Prize, Katoomba, NSW.

Media/Citations/Reviews/Publications:
 
Oz Arts Magazine, Issue 11 2017, Mythic Landscape of Kerry Johns, pp25-32

Hampshire, Carole. Artists Observed, University of New South Wales Press, 2007
McCormack, Ed. Gallery & Studio, New York.Vol 7 No1 Sept/Oct 2004
Bronwyn Watson, The Lewers Vision, Look Magazine, Art Gallery of NSW, April 2004,
Flatt, Naomi. Eyeline, contemporary visual arts, Special Issue, 2001
Thomas, Lynden. Textile Fibre Forum Vol20, No62, 2001
Oz Arts magazine, Issue 13, 1996, p72, 3 plates and cover.

Ambrus, C.(ed.), Irrepressible Press 1995 pp84-87 5 plates
 
Speirs, Hugh (Foreword by Manning Clark, preface by John Olsen), Landscape Art and the Blue Mountains. Sydney, Australia: Alternative Publishing Co-Operative Ltd, 1981, 3 plates


Collections:
 
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Collection
Kedumba Drawing Award Collection
Basil Sellers Collection
Blue Mountains City Council Collection
Bi-Centennial Acquisition Blue Mountains City Council Collection


Private Collections:
 
Australia and Internationaly
 
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