ABOUT JENI JOHNSON

Jeni Johnson is a visual artist and art educator. She holds a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Fine Art with Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Johnson is passionate about using her work to connect with people and uses playful symbolism to explore themes around feminine power, self-acceptance and self-love.

WORKSHOPS AND TEACHING

2021 Drawing with Clay, Folkestone Triennial, UK 

2020-2021 'We've got creative arts in the bag' Wadhurst Culture

2020 Channel Marker People, Plinth Project, Creative Foundation, Folkestone

2020 Object/Self Portrait workshop for Block 67, Creative Quarter, Folkestone
2019 DO/LISTEN, PEER Gallery, Hoxton, Art Licks
2019 Assistant for Common Clay, Focus on Hanley, Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent
2019 ArtLab, Wadhurst Primary School 
2017 PAINTING ARCHITECTURAL, Block 67, Folkestone Triennial, UK
2016 MY EAST END, Printmaking workshop at George Green School, for SEN working with Stitches in Time, Isle of Dogs, London, UK
2016 NEON- Folkestone's Young Creatives, The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK
2015 THE BIG DRAW, London, UK
2015 Artist Talk, Chichester University, UK
2014 Artist Talk, Black Mountain College, Kingston University, UK
2012 Artist Talk, Havelock Walk, London, UK
2010 EDGES, painting workshop, Grow Mayow community gardens, London, UK

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 When you don't go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin, Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone

2016 What Is You, Bew, Folkestone, UK

2014 A Society Without Gestures, The Centre for Useless Splendor, Kingston- upon- Thames, UK

2012 Making Visible, The Stables, London, UK

2005, Duality, CC Gallery, Cyprus, PAPHOS

Group exhibitions:

2022 Subsuming, Espacio gallery, Bethnal Green, London 

2020 Gathering Container, Flatlands Projects, Hastings
​2019 Common Ware, PEER Gallery for ArtLicks festival, London  
​2019 Travellers, H_Contemporary, Korea
2019 Here Now Beautiful Chaos, Dulwich Arts Festival, London
2018 Future Heroine, Raw Labs, East London,  
2018 Recollective, Brew, Folkestone
2017 BRINK, Brew, Folkestone
2017 Folkestone is an Art School, Folkestone Triennial with Bob and Roberta Smith 
2016 Treiste and the meaning of Nowhere, Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green 
2015 Chalk, The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK 
2015 Unofficial Parade, MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Her Folds in Pouches, Jeni Johnson & Jenna Lee, Brockwell Park, London. 

2016 Re-POSE, ElevenFifteen Gallery, Folkestone, UK

2014 Pony, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston-upon-Thames, London UK
2013 Isolate Source Before Discontecting, Platform Gallery, Kingston UK
2013 Edges, Sydenham Arts Festival, London UK
2012 Making Visable, The Stables, London UK
2010 To be or not to be- a false dichotomy, Shoreditch Town Hall
2009 Loveart, Smithfields Gallery, London UK
2009 The Summer Exhibtion, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK 
2007 The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK 
2007 The Islington Art and Design Fair, London UK
2007 Beyond the Sprawl, Octopad Arts, Royal Arsenal, London UK
2007 First Inaugural Art Exhibition by four local women artists, Camberwell, UK
2007 Made in a Snow Covered Garden, Ox Market, Chichester UK
2006 Zest, Brighton Festival Fringe, Brighton UK
2005 Dual Purpose, House of Art and Literature, Paphos, Cyprus
2005 9.0 Art Relief, En Plo Gallery, Kato Paphos, Cyprus
2005 Unclaimed Luggage, Circulo De Bellas Artes, Madrid
2004 Fresh Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington London UK
2003 Graduation Show, Chichester University, Chichester UK

PRIZES/AWARDS/
BURSARIES

2014 Awarded status of Fellow by the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
2014 Awarded Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) Kingston University 
2004 Awarded a bursary by the Cypriot Ministry of culture to study in Cyprus

EDUCATION

2014-2015     Kingston University MA Fine Art  
2014-2015     Postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education (PGCLTHE)
2005-2006    Cyprus College of Art, Postgraduate Diploma in Painting 
2000-2003    Chichester University, BA Fine Art 
1998-1999     Hastings College of Art and Design, Art Foundation

PUBLICATIONS

2014 Flat White Machine, X Marks the Boxship, London UK
2014 PonyBOX, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston- upon- Thames, UK
2007 Royal Academy Illustrated, edited by Bill Woodrow RA

PRESS

2010 ‘In London, Art Out in the Open’ Valerie Gladstone, NYTIMES

https://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/in-london-art-out-in-the-open/

2008 ‘Art and architecture’ Jessica Bomford, Living South UK

2009 ‘No More Nine to Five’ Matt Munday, The Sunday Times, 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-more-nine-to-five-kjth3vgsjv0

2003 Down to a fine art, Phill Hewitt, The Magazine