Liz In White Fur (from “The Comedians”)
digital print on acid-free paper, oil and wax medium
12″ x 9″
Rae Johnson began teaching drawing and painting at OCAD in 1988. She has also taught as a sessional instructor at Guelph University; Arts’ Sake and the Toronto School of Art. She has lectured about her work across Canada in universities and art centres including: The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta; Plug In, Winnipeg; Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec; Concordia University, Montreal; Hart House, University of Toronto; Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.; York University. In the early 1980s, Rae formed the collective ChromaZone with fellow artists Oliver Girling, Andy Fabo, Brian Burnett, Sybil Goldstein, Tony Wilson, HP Marti and later, Tim Jocelyn.ChromaZone spearheaded the ﬁgurative painting movement of the 1980s. ChromaZone curated and produced hundreds of exhibitions from 1981 to 1986 including: OKromazone, West Berlin, 1983; Fire and Ice, Zurich Switzerland, 1986; and Chromaliving, Toronto, 1983. Eye’s Necrophile Columnist Donna Lypchuk has written: “Rae Johnson, a founding member of the 1980s collective of Toronto painters called ChromaZone, is known for her vibrant landscape paintings of Flesherton, Ontario (where she lives), as well as for her brutally honest and sometimes controversial excavations into the interior landscape of the female psyche.
artwork courtesy of the artist