About me


Charlie Johnson MA

Charles (Charlie) Johnson studied at Colchester School of Art, Reading University and London University – Institute of Education. He lived in London for several years and taught in Further Education. He now shares his time between the Apennines of Emilia Romagna, Italy and East Anglia, England.

Exhibitions include:

1973    The Town Gallery, Burford

1978    Downshire House, Roehampton

1979    ‘Recent Diversions’, Pennybank Gallery, London EC1

1987    ‘It Was Healing Nicely’, Showroom Gallery, London E9

1988    ‘Voluntary Discharge’ [previewed at Approach Gallery, London E9] Assembly Rooms, Norwich

1989    ‘Bridport Stripped Bear’, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset

1990    Chisenhale Studios 10th Anniversary Show, London E9

1991    Christmas Show, Café Gallery, London SE16

1994    ‘Pigments of Our Imagination’, Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

1995    ‘Palletable’, Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

1996    Garden House Show, Rowland’s Castle, Stanstead Park, Hants

1996    Christmas Show, Café Gallery, London SE16

1997    IB 21, St Clare’s College, Oxford

1998    ‘Paint Counter Point’, Northbank Gallery, London N5

1999    ’50 Years of Neurotic Abstraction’, Moriarty’s, London N1

2000    MA Show, London University

2003    ‘I Visi di Castelletto’, Salone di Castelletto, PC, Italy

2003    Arte Valtolla – Forme e Colori – Mostra Collettiva, Spazio Arte, Castell’Arquato, PC, Italy

2004   ‘Codice Colori (Colour Codes)’, I Sassi, Fiorenzuola, PC, Italy

2005   ‘Codex Australis (South Polemic)’, Oratorio della Madonna delle Grazie,Vigoleno, PC, Italy

2006   Fiera d’Arte – D’Ars, Bologna, Italy

2009   Mostra Personale, Revival, Castell’Arquato, PC, Italy

2015    Swan House Gallery, Harwich

2015    Mostra Personale, Pop-Up Gallery, Vernasca, PC, Italy

2015    ‘Vital Signs’, Gli Eroici Furori, Milan, Italy

2017    Spazio Rosso Tiziano, Piacenza, Italy – with Ilaria Locati

2018    The James Figg (part of TALF) – with Ian Chapman

2022    Anteros, Norwich – group exhibition with some of the contributors from the NOW THIS essay collection