James Johnson

James Johnson

Mt Pleasant, SC, United States

About James Johnson

"Deject" Selected as Best in show at the 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Art Exhibition!

Hi All,

Growing up in southern Wisconsin, I was exposed and influenced early on by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O’Keefe. I began my career in design with a Bachelor's of Science in Construction Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's in Building Science and Management from Clemson University. Following college, I completed a three year internship and obtained my architectural license.

I'm very enthusiastic about creating figurative sculpture in various media although bronze is my favorite. Currently, I am a finalist for a large public sculpture featuring a three figure grouping in bronze. I create an original in wax or clay which is then realized in metal like bronze. This process is under my direction allowing me to refine the final piece. The state of mind and enchantment of sculpture is its ability to be a three-dimensional form that can be seen, felt and sensed, yet remain a creation of vivid energy.

Education

MBSM from Clemson University

Events

"Deject" Selected as Best in show at the 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Art Exhibition!

Exhibitions

"Deject" Selected as Best in show at the 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Art Exhibition!

Rotary Club Marion Square Fountain Sculpture competition Finalist, 2009.

Manifest Hope Gallery, The Obama Mosaic Project, Artist Representing South Carolina.

Simons Center for the Arts, Spoleto Arts Festival.

Dewees Island Arts Council, A mixed-Media Exhibit.

Halsey Gallery, Young Contemporaries Exhibition.

Simons Center for the Arts, Salon des Refuses.

Rotary Club Marion Square Fountain Sculpture
competition Finalist, 2005.
North Charleston Arts Festival, North Charleston, SC

Group show at Ion Art gallery, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Studied Art and Architecture in Italy for four months.

Queens Museum of Art design competition.

Flemington Jewish Community Center Design Competition.

Department of Energy Sunwall Design Competition.

American Institute of Building Design Competition.