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Phil Johnson <BACK



University of Iowa, M.F.A.,Painting, 1978
University of Iowa, M.A., Studio Art, 1977
Iowa State University, B.S. Landscape Architecture, 1976


2009 Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Nesbitt College of Design Arts, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
1987 Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1986 Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
1984 Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1982 Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1981 Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2008 “A Beautiful Find”, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Juried 2004, Main Line Art Center, Ardmore, PA
1999 “Draw The Line”, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
1998 “Made in America”, American Gallery, New York, NY
1997 “Chalkboard Chronicles”, TZ Art, New York, NY
1995 “Movable Feats”, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994 “Sculptures Drawing”, Hicks Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
1987 “New Attitudes”, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, St. Francis College, Loretto, PA
1984 “Segal Collection”,Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1981 “New in New York”,Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
1980 “Made in Philadelphia”, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)


1999-2001 “Art Fronts”, Urban Installation, Philadelphia, PA
1985 Set design for “Machina Nom Compos Mentes”, A mechanical operetta, preformed at The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA


1985 Special Project Grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


2006 Instructor, Kinetic Sculpture, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1994-97 Instructor, 3-D Design, Art Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1979 Instructor, Drawing, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University, Ames IA


Wells, Steven, “A Beautiful Find,” Philadelphia Weekly, September 3, 2008
Campello, Lenny, “Green Art,” Phillyist.com, September 5, 2008
Ray, Matthew, “A Beautiful Find: Trash to Treasure at James Oliver Gallery,” DigPhilly.com(NBC Universal), September 6, 2008
Steele, John, “A Beautiful Find,” Uwishunu.com, September 25, 2008
Sozanski, Edward, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 1995, p.36.
Nugent, Jeanne, The New Art Examiner, April 1987, p. 46.
Donohue, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 17, 1987, p.3.
Zimmer, William, Soho News, June 24-30, 1981, p.47.
Sachs, Sid, The New Arts Examiner, May 1981, p.9.
Donohue, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 1981, p.27.