Preserving the artist's heritage

Lois M. Johnson

Interviewed in 2008
Sponsored by University of the Arts
C. Blanca Gonzalez, Intern
Chandler Simms, Videographer
Beth-Twiss Houting, Advisor

Selected Collections:
- National Museum of American Art , Washington D.C.
- Fogg Museum , Boston MA
- Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin , Madison WI
- North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks ND
- New York Public Library, Adolph Dehn Memorial Collection
- Fleming Museum , Burlington VT
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Philadelphia Electric Corporation
- Acadia College Permanent Collection, Glenside PA
- Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Philadelphia
- University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Collection
- Philadelphia National Bank Corporation
- SmithKline Beecham Corporation, Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Savings Fund Society
- The University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge , Alberta , Canada
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY
- University of Tampa, Tampa FL
- Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
- Victoria and Albert Museu , London , England
- Wilfredo Lam Museum of Art, Havana , Cuba

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
- Brandywine Graphic Workshop: retrospective/installation Project “Horizons: a Myriorama” 2004
- North Dakota Museum of Art commissioned project; “Water Marks,” 2003
The University of Tampa, Tampa Florida
- “Signposts,” North Carolina State University , Cullowhee NC
- West Chester University Gallery, West Chester PA 1995
- “Latitudes 1984-1994,” The Print Club (now The Print Center ) Philadelphia, 1994
- North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks , 1982, 1990
- The Rourke Art Gallery, Moorhead MN, 1989
- “Compass Project: Art-In-Science V,” University City Science Center, Philadelphia, 1985-86
- Berg Art Gallery, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, 1984
- Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 1981, 1984
- Pennsylvania State University Pattee Library, University Park PA, 1982
- City University of New York, York College, 1981
- The Print Club of Philadelphia, 1973, 1981
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Main Gallery, 1979
- Rosemont College , Rosemont PA, 1978
- Pennsylvania Academy of the fine Arts, The Peale House, Philadelphia, 1976
- University of North Dakota Art Gallery, Grand Forks , 1974
- The Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1969

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- The Brooklyn Museum 18th National Print Exhibition
- International Miniature Print Exhibitions, Pratt Graphic Center , New York City
- International Graphic Arts Exhibition: India, National Academy of Design , New York City
- Contemporary Issues: Works by Women on Paper, Los Angeles
- Silk Screen: History of a Medium, Philadelphia Museum of Art
- New American Graphics I, University of Wisconsin , Madison
- American Drawings II, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition
- Cliche-verre: Hand-Drawn, Light-Printed, A Survey of the Medium from 1839 to the Present
- The Detroit Institute of the Arts
- Offset Lithography as Fine Art, World Print Council Gallery, San Francisco
- XIII Winter Olympics, Visual and Performing Arts Participant, Lake Placid NY
- Experiences in Offset Lithography, National Invitational, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
- Collaborations: Printmaking in Philadelphia, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea, Wales
- Printworks USA , Brandywine Collection Traveling Exhibition
- Contemporary Philadelphia Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Artists Choose Artists, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
- Offset, Granary Books, New York City

Awards, Commissions, Grants, Honors
- Grand Marshall for the 2008 University of the Arts Graduation
- University of the Arts Printmaking Department sponsored print edition by the Borowsky Center, 2007
- Percent for Art Commission for City of Philadelphia : limited edition print for City Hall Council Chambers, 1990

University of North Dakota Sioux Alumni Award for outstanding career and service, 1986

Philadelphia College of Art Venture Fund Faculty research Grant, 1985

Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant for experimentation in offset lithography as a fine art, 1980

The Print Club and Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance poster in edition of 100,000 printed by CD Press, 1974

Philadelphia Museum of Art decal exhibition poster for Silk Screen: History of a Medium 1973

Purchase awards in Society of American Graphic Arts and American Color Print Society and Philadelphia Watercolor Club Annuals, including the Joseph Pennell Medal, The Abraham Hankins Award, the Stella Drabkin Memorial Award, and the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Medal

Professional Experience:
Tenured Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, 1967-2008

Visiting artist and lecturer throughout the United States and Canada , including: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME; Penland School, Penland NC; The University of Connecticut at Storrs; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax; University of Southern California , Los Angeles; The University of Wisconsin, Madison; University City Science Center, Philadelphia; Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia; The Janus Press, Newark VT; Visual Arts Resource Institute, Tempe AZ; Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage; Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook

B.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, Fine Arts & Education, 1964 M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Printmaking, 1966

Lois M. Johnson
1434 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19146