Carmen Cartiness Johnson

Self-taught artist, and have had several solo shows and one residency at Rutgers Center for Print and Paper in 2005. During my residency I worked with the Master Printer and together we created “The Get Together” an adaptation of my original painting “Chit Chat and Apple Martini’s.” The result of the Rutgers residency is a work entitled “The Get Together” which was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2006 and is in the collections of nine museums around the state of New Jersey. My piece “Too Many Cooks” was published in “Looking Out, Looking In” an interpersonal textbook by Adler/Proctor/Towne. In addition, Pomegranate Press has published note cards using four images of my work.
In 2011 I exhibited eighteen pieces of work at the Charles A. Wright African American History Museum in Detroit. September 2012, the University Health Systems of San Antonio purchased seven works for their new downtown facility. 2015 commissioned work installed in The Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas.


Hunting Art Prize 2015, Finalist Reception, May 2015

Freeman Coliseum, Commission , January 2015

Carver Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX, May 2014

UTSA, SEAS, Group Exhibition June 2013 - July 2013

United Health Systems, San Antonio, TX 2012, Permanent Collection

San Antonio Painters, Blue Star Art Contemporary Art Center, May - August 2012

African American Museum Dallas, Carroll Harris Simms National Competition, 2012

Carver Community Cultural Center, Solo Show May 2011

Charles A. Wright Museum, Detroit Michigan, December 2010 - April 2011

SAVA Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, April 2010

80th. Annual San Antonio Artist Exhibition, 2010

SAVA Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, October 2008

Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, Solo Show May – July 2008

78th Annual San Antonio Artist Exhibition, President Contributor Award, June 2008

GAGA Art Center, Garnerville, NY, Outsider Show, July 2007

Trenton City Museum, November 2006

Ellarslie Open 2006 April-June

Bordentown Gallery, May 2006

Gallery on Lafayette, May – June 2005 Solo Show

Ellarslie Museum, April-June 2005, Annual Juried Show

Gallery 125, February – April 2005

William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, Solo Show, October-November 2004,
Gallery 125, September – November 2004
Gallery 125, June – August 2004
The Bordentown Gallery, April - September 2004
Ellarslie Museum, April 2004 Annual Juried Show, Presidents Award
October 2003, Friends of Goodstay Gardens, Evening of Art, second place
October 2003, selected as 1 of 14 artist out of 96 artist who submitted designs for Mount Holly New Jersey “Monkeys on Parade”

Artworks of Trenton, May 2003, Water Theme
April 2003, exhibited in “Best of the Best of 2003”, Trenton Museum


Creative Capital Workshop, San Antonio, TX 2010

Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper 2005, Artist in Residence


The Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
University Health Systems, San Antonio, TX
Charles A. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI
Rutgers Center For Print & Paper, 2005

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2008
Library of Congress Purchase “The Get Together,“ July 2006
Hunterdon Museum of Art
Jersey City Museum
Montclair Art Museum
Morris Museum
Newark Public Library
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
New Jersey State Museum
Noyes Museum of Art
Zimmerli Art Museum
Colonial Burlington Foundation, Inc. 2001 painting; “Somethin Ain’t Right”



Figurative and narrative work