April Zanne Johnson

“April’s work comprises layered abstractions that use organic forms and body references to express her sense of internal conflict and search for resolution. They are spatially complex, leading the eye in and out of imagined interior landscapes. The abstraction of the compositions exists in a compelling tension with the hyperrealism of her paint handling, resulting in paintings of real originality.”

Eleanor Heartney

Contributing Editor, Art in America and Artpress

 

“In the hands of April Zanne Johnson, (painting) takes the form of spontaneous, intuitive markmaking.  Johnson paints on plexiglass and other slippery supports, imagining realms that are lush, vibrant, and fantastically fertile.  But she typically sidesteps representation and conveys organic energies through fluid brushwork and happy material accidents. “

Matthew Nichols

Associate Professor, Christie’s Education New York

Frequent contributor to Art in America

 

 

"The amazing psychedelic mindscapes of April Zanne Johnson portray imagined microscopic worlds beyond our perception. A mind-bending rendering of a sub-atomic world, it's as if the paint, acting as if acid infused amoebic life, has crawled through the imagined depth of the frame"

Brendan Peer, Editor,  Used Magazine , London UK

"- her ( April Zanne Johnson) paintings have an intensive light-strength and the brush can glide more easily in gestural strokes over the flat undercoat. It seems as if this lightness of the color application also causes a freeing of the subject, because the color and form metamorphosis and, created by this develops a completely separate dynamic, which doesn't adhere to physical laws." - Johanna Tewes, Art Armada, January 2014 - Hamburg, Germany


"My recent paintings are a physical representation of a portal leading to the possibilities that lie beyond our present visual technology."   – April Zanne Johnson


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In the Studio
In the Studio
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Studio
Studio
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Collaboration Jeff Morris- Ferin Martino
Collaboration Jeff Morris- Ferin Martino
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Atlantic Center for the Arts- Studio 2015
Atlantic Center for the Arts- Studio 2015
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Atlantic Center for the Arts- Open Studios- with Inka Essenhigh 2015
Atlantic Center for the Arts- Open Studios- with Inka Essenhigh 2015
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 Magnan Metz  in NYC Eleanor Heartney with April Zanne johnson
Magnan Metz in NYC Eleanor Heartney with April Zanne johnson
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This Show Means Right Now at Magnan Metz 2013
This Show Means Right Now at Magnan Metz 2013
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Opening of " This Show Means Right Now"  at Magnan Metz  in NYC
Opening of " This Show Means Right Now" at Magnan Metz in NYC
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Studio in New Jersey
Studio in New Jersey
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New Jersey Studio
New Jersey Studio
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Studio in  Atlantic Center for the Arts
Studio in Atlantic Center for the Arts
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New Jersey Studio 2014
New Jersey Studio 2014
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Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NYC
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NYC
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Finley Gallery 2013
Finley Gallery 2013
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Opening of "Layers" , 2014 at  C.W.O.W. Newark  NJ
Opening of "Layers" , 2014 at C.W.O.W. Newark NJ
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Governor's Island Art Fair - Room 404B
Governor's Island Art Fair - Room 404B
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Finley Gallery 2013
Finley Gallery 2013
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Finley Gallery critique -April Zanne Johnson with Matthew Nichols
Finley Gallery critique -April Zanne Johnson with Matthew Nichols
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First Street Gallery NYC
First Street Gallery NYC
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Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition -COLOR EXHIBITION
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition -COLOR EXHIBITION
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Opening: Metro 29 Exhibition / City Without Walls  2012
Opening: Metro 29 Exhibition / City Without Walls 2012
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Metro 29 Exhibition / City Without Walls  2012
Metro 29 Exhibition / City Without Walls 2012
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Opening: Metro 29 Exhibition / City Without Walls  2012
Opening: Metro 29 Exhibition / City Without Walls 2012
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Finely Gallery Montclair NJ 2012
Finely Gallery Montclair NJ 2012
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Index Art Center 9.2012
Index Art Center 9.2012
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Studio in  Atlantic Center for the Arts  2015
Studio in Atlantic Center for the Arts 2015
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New Jersey Studio Visit 2011
New Jersey Studio Visit 2011
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National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center Chicago 2012
National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center Chicago 2012
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National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center Chicago 2012
National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center Chicago 2012
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Studio 2012
Studio 2012
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SanFrancisco Erotic Art Exhibit
SanFrancisco Erotic Art Exhibit
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Finley Hll Studio 2012
Finley Hll Studio 2012
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Open Studio 11.11.11 Finley Hall Montclair State University
Open Studio 11.11.11 Finley Hall Montclair State University
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 SanFrancisco Erotic Art Exhibit
SanFrancisco Erotic Art Exhibit
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New Jersey Studio-Late Night  2011
New Jersey Studio-Late Night 2011
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