Mary A. Johnson

Curriculum Vitae


2013   MFA in Studio Art and Visual Studies; Department of Art, State University of New York at Buffalo

2008   BA in Fine Art, Painting; Department of Fine Arts, Gordon College



2016-Current         Central Academy of Fine Art, International Foundation Department,    Lecturer

2015-2016               The High School Affiliated to Renmin University, Instructor of Art



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018   (Forthcoming) Mary A. Johnson Solo Exhibition, Aotu Space, Beijing, China

2013   Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas (Our Generation’s Menace), Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Niagara, NY

2012   Velvet<>Putrescence, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

2011   A Questionable Dinner, Ellicott Island Park, Tonawanda, NY

2010   Remnants of a Life Undercover, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2008   Are We Home Yet? Gordon College, Wenham, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  Electron Salon, Curated by Rex Bruce, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LA

2017  Nature/Neon, Juried by Garth Johnson, Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2017  Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LA

2016  S/LASH Art Nova 100, National Agricultural Exhibition Center of China, Beijing, China

2016  Art Inspires Science: Food, Art & Science Collaborations, New York Hall of Science, New York

2016   Opening Exhibition, ICAF Gallery Space, 798 Arts District, Beijing, China

2014   Annual Arts Festival Exhibition, Project 308 Gallery, North Tonawanda, NY

2014   57th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Juried by Jerry Saltz, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua NY

2014   Premier of Dodge West, Collaborative Video Performance Directed by George Afedzi Hughes, Hallwalls Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2014   Screening of Dodge West, Collaborative Video Performance Directed by George Afedzi Hughes, ColognOFF X, Cologne International Videoart Festival, Cologne

2012   Catacombia, Collaborative Performance, Nuit Blanche, Toronto

2011   Parallax, 515 Main(St) Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2011   ButterFile, Visual Studies Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2011   ButterFax, University at Buffalo Gallery, Buffalo, NY



2019   (Forthcoming) Elizegi, Rebeka and Montse Borràs, Women Collagists (Working       Title), PromoPress, Madrid

2018   Gao, Douglas, Xinhua News Agency, 中国,美国艺术家玛丽自由创作的新土壤 (English: China, The New Soil, Created by Mary Johnson)

2018   Treichel, Tamara, Xinhua News Agency, American Artist Makes Discoveries, Draws Inspiration from China for Her Works, Beijing

2017   INDA (V11), Manifest’s International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print,  Cincinnati

2016   Fresh Paint Blog, Fresh Paint Magazine, Philadelphia and London

2016   S/LASH Art Nova 100 Exhibition Catalogue, Beijing

2014   Bannon, Anthony, Everything is at Least a Little Strange, The Chatauquan Daily, Chautauqua, NY

2014   Mary A. Johnson, 365 Artists/365 Days Project, Wisconsin

2014   INDA (V8), Manifest’s International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati

2013   The Seneca Review (V. 43/1), Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

2013   Maier, Angelica, The Viewer Experience, University at Buffalo Department of Visual Studies, Buffalo, NY

2013   Beam, Michael, Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas (Our Generation’s Menace) Exhibition Catalogue, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY, May 2013.

2013   The St. Sebastian Review (v3, Issue 1), Cambridge, Massachusetts

2011   Art Takes Miami Exhibition Catalogue, Artists Wanted, Brooklyn, NY

2010   Duquette, Laura, Remnants of a Life Undercover, Buffalo Rising, Buffalo

2009   Vol. 1, Art and Literary Magazine, Buffalo, 2009.



2017               Invitation to LiJiang Snow Mountain Residency, Yunnan Province, China    (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Art Nova and Sunshine 100

2013               Graduate Student Association Conference Travel Grant, SUNY Buffalo

2012/2013      Teaching Assistantship, Department of Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo

2012               Dedalus Fellowship Nominee, Department of Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo

2011/2012     Teaching Assistantship, Department of Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo

2011               Finalist in Art Takes Miami Juried Exhibition by Artists Wanted at SCOPE Miami




2016    S/LASH Art Nova100 Exhibition, National Agricultural Exhibition Center of China, Beijing

2013    Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas Exhibition artist talk, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY




2017    American Culture Series for Chinese International Students; CAFA

2017    UK and US University Interview Preparation for International Students; CAFA

2016    Art with a Capital A, CAFA

2016    Artists Don’t Work in a Vacuum, CAFA

2016    Drawing for All, CAFA

2016    Utilizing the Visual Arts in Your Classroom; HS Affiliated to Renmin University

2012    Strategies of Effective Teaching Conference, Panel and workshop, SUNY Buffalo




Central Academy of Fine Arts, International Foundation Department

Growing Towards the New: Foundations in Contemporary Fine Art Forms (Fall 2017)

Visual Research: Color (Fall 2017)

Drawing: Surface (Fall 2016)

Beginning Research: Metaphor (Fall 2016)

Self: Introduction to Drawing, Painting & Printmaking (Fall 2016)

Advanced Research: New/Craft (Winter 2016, Winter 2017)

Systems: Final Exhibition Research and Project (Spring 2017)

Moments: Final Exhibition Research and Project (Spring 2018)

Portfolio Development (Spring 2018)


Genesee Community College

3D Design: Summer 2014


State University of New York at Buffalo

Instructor of Record for all courses

Art and Everyday (Spring 2012, Spring 2013)

Self and Ritual (Fall 2012)

Drawing Fundamentals (Summer 2012, Summer 2011)

Drawing Concepts I (Fall 2011)


High School Affiliated to Renmin University

Courses are university foundations level

International Baccalaureate Visual Art (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

A-Level Art and Design (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

Introductory Art and Design (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)