Born 1952, Corpus Christi, Texas
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 1980
Cedric Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist who works with a wide range of media, from wood and textiles to ceramics. With a particular attention to line, the preliminary abstract shape takes form as he rotates the piece to find emergent shapes within different perspectives. Fractured planes and a Cubist style of portraiture are prominent in most of his work, and Cedric is equally adept at incorporating vibrant palettes and intricate linear patterns when working two-dimensionally in drawing or painting or three-dimensionally when sculpting ceramic masks. Despite the abstract nature of Johnson’s work, his titles reference dense and complex narratives that he brings to life.
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Visual Oasis: Works from Creative Growth, Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City
Art is for Everyone, Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco