In conjunction with the WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery,
b.a.l.m. is pleased to present:
Stephen Johnson – Artists Talk
Saturday, December 5, 2009
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Signs of Life Gallery
722 Massachussetts Street
Join us to hear Stephen Johnson speak about his work, as an event surrounding the
b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW. Also view his work on display at the Signs of Life Gallery.
Afterward stay for Stephen’s book signing, either bring your copies or purchase new
books at the bookstore below the gallery.
Stephen Johnson was introduced to academia at and early age with both his parents
being French professors. Besides French, he chose to pursue Art abroad at the
L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, and the Université de Bordeaux in France.
After receiving his BFA in both Design and Painting at the University of Kansas in
Lawrence, he moved to New York to study drawing at the Art Students League.
From these studies he went on to New York Academy of Art for Painting followed
by Art Criticism at the New School and finally Drawing at Cooper Union. In addition
to the multiple degrees, Stephen added writing and illustration to his repertoire, and
has written a number of award winning children’s art books that also entertain and
inspire adults. He is the recipient of numerous awards and achievements including
Gold and Silver Medals in the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of
Illustrators. Stephen also has a long list of Solo and Group shows, and has been
involved in a wide variety of Museum shows. He is included in extensive amount of
permanent museum collections in addition to corporate and private collections and
has produced multiple public art projects, and spoken at many lectures and
presentations. Stephen is adept in drawing, painting and sculpting and is able to
produce naturalistic work, but the majority of his work and his main interest is
For more information about Stephen visit:
View the above works by Stephen Johnson at the b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW
at Signs of Life Gallery in Lawrence, KS. Oct. 23rd, 2009 – January 16th, 2010