Currently artist in residence at Deanland Airfield East Sussex, working on images reflecting the conflict archeology of WW2 and relating it back to my family history. My work combines printmaking and painting techniques both on canvas and paper, I experiment with technique - this is an ongoing part of my work practice. I also like the working process to be visible in the finished object. Selected for Jewrwood drawing Prize 2017 and the National Open Print Exhibition.
CV & Education
2017 Rabley Drawing Centre selected for Sketch Open exhibition.
2017 Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne, Five Silkscreens from the Reconnaissance series.
2017 National Original Print Exhibition, selected artist, Bankside Gallery London.
2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize, selected artist, Jerwood Space, London (then touring)
2017 Reconnaissance at ATOM Gallery, London, solo exhibition of silkscreens on paper.
2017 August: Artwave Open Studios, Lewes, East Sx. www.artwavefestival.org
2016: Artists Viewpoint, Alexander Johnson talk about David Bomberg, first floor gallery. Video link: http://www.alexander-johnson.com/new-gallery-1/alexander-johnson-artists-view-on-david-bomberg-towner-gallery-20163072016
2016: Gallery 35 North, Brighton. Solo exhibition of new work.
2015: Club Abstract, at the Towner Gallery Eastbourne, Alexander Johnson talks on William Gear relating it back to his own work as an abstract artist.
2015 SEO: three pieces selected by The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, July-September.
2015: LIFE IN ABSTRACT new work (solo exhibition) The Project Gallery, Arundel.
2013 - Brighton Festival Artist's Open Studios
2012 - New Work, The Four Seasons at Canary Wharf, London (with Modern Art Buyer)
2012 - 'BITE' Artists Making Prints, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London UK
2012 - House Open, Brighton Dome Founders Room, Brighton,
2012 - Parallax AF, 82 Mercer St, New York
2011 - Pushing Print, The Margate Gallery, Kent.
2009 - Art Liberating Lives, Mall Galleries, London 2009
2009 - Fragile Landscapes, The Architects Gallery, London
2009 - ROCK TRUST , Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
2007 - Art/CLIC, Bankside Gallery, London.
2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition catalogue. ISBN: 978-1-908331-29-8
2015 Life in Abstract, Project Gallery catalogue. ISBN: 978-1-78280-620-2
2015 Inside Artists magazine, Issue 2.
2015 Art in Brighton. ISBN 978-0-9928543-1-7
2014 Art in Brighton. ISBN: 978-0-9928543-0-0