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Figure in Blue, 2018
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 10
© Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo: Andy Keate.
Johnson started her career as part of the newly formed BLK Art Group, which she joined in 1981 whilst she was a student at Wolverhampton University. In the 1980s Johnson showed her work in a number of significant shows including Five Black Women, Africa Centre, London,1983; Black Women Time Now, Battersea Arts Centre, London,1984; The Thin Black Line, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1985; In This Skin: Drawings by Claudette Johnson, Black Art Gallery, London, 1992.
Johnson’s recent exhibitions include Go On Being So Newlyn Art Gallery 2020; Claudette Johnson: I Came to Dance, Modern Art Oxford, 2019; Women, Power, Protest Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museums 2018; Claudette Johnson, Hollybush Gardens, London, 2017; No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960- 1990, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 2015-16; and Thin Black Line(s), Tate Britain, 2012. Her work is included in numerous public collections, including Tate, British Council Collection, Arts Council Collection, Manchester Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Rugby Museum and Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.