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Recent Solo Exhibitions

Skyline Plaza Gallery at the Rogue Valley Manor
Medford, Oregon: March 2012

"Our artist for March, Randy Johnson, is in all ways a contemporary artist, and his images are pure abstraction. They are also often very sensuously beautiful as he seems to prefer great swirling movement in rich, high-value, warm colors, sometimes contrasting with mysterious blues and odd shots of high intensity red. The variety of feelings he creates is testament to the ability of the abstracts to change mood. Randy is also a totally contemporary craftsman, mastering technologies just recently created."

—From Art historian Dick Warren's
March 2012 column In the Gallery, published in Hill Topics, by the Rogue Valley Manor. Warren has degrees from Princeton, Stanford and San Francisco State. He taught art history for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently teaching a course on Baroque 17th Century Art in Italy, Spain, and France at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

See the YouTube video of Randy's show at the Skyline Plaza.

Take a YouTube video journey through one of Randy Johnson's paintings, Viriditas, named after the term coined by Kim Stanley Robinison in his Mars Trilogy to describe the vital greening power of life.

Artistic Elements Gallery, Grants Pass, Oregon: Nov. 4–Dec. 31, 2011
See the video on YouTube: Randy Johnson at Artistic Elements

See the video on YouTube: Randy Johnson at the Berryman Gallery

Read the article in the Rogue River Press: Directed Chaos

See the art and catch a great show! Go to the Craterian for ticket and seat information.


Solo Exhibition in 2010
Directed Chaos

The Hybrid Paintings of Randy Johnson
Grants Pass Museum of Art
July 20–August 27, 2010

See photos of the paintings in the museum
See photos of the show opening on August 10
visit museum website

Little Aylee discovers the joy of art in viewing Johnson's painting Viriditas at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. It was her first visit to an art museum.

Randy Johnson's Directed Chaos paintings, featured in Architecture+ Magazine (2004: Vol. 7, Dubai, United Arab Emirates), are pure abstractions — compositional gems found within larger fields of seemingly chaotic disorder. "While the images are clearly ethereal, they also reveal stunningly familiar patterns that mimic the underlying structural essence of life forms and natural phenomena."


Summer #3 Private collection, Oregon dining room, ©2007 Randy Johnson

Last updated April 3, 2012