ARTHUR JOHNSEN, artist
12-130 Kipuka Street, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
Tel. (808) 965-7642
University of Hawaii, 1978-79. Painting classes with Helen Gilbert, Mary
Bonic & Les Buller; Drawing with Ken Bushnell
Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1977. Louis Pohl, instructor
University of California at Berkley, 1970-74. A.B. in Graphic Design.
Graduated with honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Punahou High School,Honolulu, 1966-70. National Merit Scholar.
May1999: One-man show East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo
October1998: One-man show at Island Arts Gallery, Honolulu
1998: One-man show at living Green Showroom, San Francisco.
1992- 97: Big Island Artists Guild, Spring and Fall Shows.
1986: Volcano Art Center, two-man show.
1984: Modern Art Waikiki, one-man exhibition space;
One-man show at the Croissanterie, Honolulu.
1979- 83: Pacific Handcrafters' Guild group exhibitions and crafts fairs.
1979: "Discoveries" show, Honolulu Hale, nominated by Francis Haar.
RESIDENCIES, APPRENTICESHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT
1989 to present: Kalani Honua Conference and Retreat Center, residency;
instructor of figure drawing, painting and screen printing. Graphic
design and illustration. Costume design for Tau Dance Theater.
1992: Rugg Road Papers and Prints, Boston. Residency in paper-making
1989: Lcgian, Bali, rediency in fabric printing and design.
1984- 89: free-lance design work in Los Angeles garment industry; Ocean
Pacific Sportswear, Jamilla, Robin Caldwell, VMR, St. La Roche.
Freelance costume design: Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Taste of
Honey, Siegfried and Roy.
1977- 84: free-lance graphic design, Honolulu; Paul Brown Designs.
1975- 78: apprenticeship with Paul Degen, New York illustrator.
Volcano Art Center, residency in screen printing. Designed and
constructed scrigraphy studio.
1974- 75: graphic design assistant to Momi Cazimero; Illustration
apprenticeship with Herb Kane for Bishop Museum Press.
ARTWORK ON DISPLAY
Philpotts and Associates, Honolulu. Fine Art Associates, Honolulu. Living
Green Showroom, San Francisco. East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo. Kona
Village Resort (fabric furnishings). Plantation House Restaurant, Kapalua
(entrance painting and 30' x 5' mural). Seawatch Restaurant, Wailea (20' x 5'
mural). Model Villas at Koele, Lanai (showroom paintings). Waikele Golf
Clubhouse, Waikele (lobby painting). Hale Anuenue Restorative Center, Hilo
Hospital (lobby paintings). J.B.L Corporation, Honolulu (staircase painting).
Orchid Hotel, Maunalani (lobby paintings). Kapiolani Hospital for Women
and Children, Honolulu (monotypes in maternity wards).