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Leo Johnson


Artist:  Leo Johnson

Genre:  Figurative Abstract

His Art:

Leo Johnson is a third generation Cuban-Sicilian who is immersed in the realms of art, culture and language. His paintings can be found in many prestigious collections and universities, including the Student Union Building at Florida Gulf Coast University.

An internationally-recognized artist, Johnson has exhibited his works throughout Europe, with his most recent exhibit taking place in the Sunflower Gallery on the island of Crete off the coast of Greece. He has enjoyed solo shows at Arts for ACT Gallery, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Syzygy, the Alliance for the Arts and Liquid Café in Fort Myers, Barrier Island Group for the Arts on Sanibel and Der Flur Gallery in Kassel, Germany. Leo’s work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including, most recently, Duo (with wife Krista) at the Alliance for the Arts (2022), the Fort Myers Biennial Individual Artist Grant Recipient Show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (2022), Fort Myers COVID-delayed Biennial Individual Artist Grant Recipient Show at the historic Langford-Kingston Home (2021), Forever Friends at Sanibel’s Watson MacRae Gallery (2020), the Alliance for the Arts’ Art Lives Here billboard campaign (reproduction of Apple of My Eye)(2019), Edison’s Jungle in the Caretaker’s Cottage at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates as part of the Thomas Edison Invitational in 2019, Dia de los Muertos at the Alliance for the Arts in 2018, the 2017 Fort Myers Individual Artist Grant Recipient Show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the Southwest Florida Annual Juried Painting Exhibit at Rookery Bay in Naples in 2016 and 2017, Leo and Krista Johnson: New Work at the Library Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University (2009) and Spektrale 3 in Berlin, Germany.



Leo studied painting in San Miguel, Mexico, at the Instituto Allende. His European representation is through De Fleur gallery in Germany. He developed a curriculum for children and adults art classes at the Alliance for the Arts. He has also lectured at many colleges and museums on abstraction in art.

Johnson has plans for an upcoming exhibit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

November 11, 2021; revised May 1, 2022.

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