Brendan Johnston

American  B. 1984

BIOGRAPHY

 

B. 1984; New York, NY; currently lives in Long Island City, NY

 

Brendan Johnston is a compelling young painter and sculptor dedicated to reviving traditional fine art. Brendan was born in New York City and grew up just several blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After graduating from McGill University with a Major in Art History and Humanities, Johnston moved back to New York to pursue a career as a fine artist. In 2006, he began his studies at the Harlem Studio of art. Then in 2008, Johnston enrolled in the Grand Central Atelier, where he diligently studied academic drawing, painting and sculpture. In 2014, Johnston traveled to Italy to finish his studies, copying old master paintings in the Museums of Rome, Florence and Naples. Now living in New York City, Johnston is a resident artist and teacher at the Grand Central Atelier. He is currently creating dynamic paintings in many genres. Johnston's work is represented by galleries in California, New York and Massachusetts.

 

 

Education

2008-2013 Grand Central Academy of Art

2006-2008 Harlem Studio of Art

BA Art History, McGill University

 

Teaching

2015-Present Core Teacher at The Grand Central Academy of Art

 

 

Select Group Exhibitions
2016

Residents , Eleventh Street Arts, New York City, NY

2015

CS Lewis Project , Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY

Al Fiori: The Alla Prima Portrait Sketch , Eleventh Street Arts, New York City, NY

Nude , Eleventh Street Arts, New York City, NY

Portrait Sketches , Eleventh Street Arts, New York City, NY

Florals and Still-Lifes , Eleventh Street Arts, New York City, NY

 

2014

Inaugural Group Show , Eleventh Street Arts, New York City, NY

 

2013

Figures Exhibition , John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Press

Fernandez, Milene, "Brendan Johnston's Profound Search to Affirm Life." Epoch Times, April 10, 2016