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Anne lives and works in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is inward, reflective, introverted, and quiet. On this website, her work is particularly ruminative. In July of 2019, she participated in a two-person show at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden NH with large abstract acrylic paintings and oil pastel drawings. When the pandemic descended, she began working in her home studio at a size much smaller than her abstract paintings. Some of the fruit of that work is displayed on this website. (See for large works.) Her B.A. is in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts/Boston with additional work at Brown University. She studied locally with Bill Flynn, Abbie Zonies, and Timothy Harney. Her artwork is in collections in Bermuda and the United Kingdom as well as in the United States.



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Two-person Show

2019  Aidron Duckworth    Art Museum  Meridan NH    Lush Surfaces   Paintings and oil pastels

Solo Shows

2024  Newton Free Library   Newton MA  Solo Show   Paintings

2016   Somerville Comunity Access TV (SCAT)   Somerville MA   Interview and Solo Show  Anne Johnstone: Mixed                Media Paintings

2014   Christopher's   Cambridge MA   Solo Show   Mixed Media Paintings 

2012   Vee Vee   Jamaica Plain MA   Solo Show   Mixed Media Paintings  

2011    Gaga Gallery   Swampscott, MA   Solo Show   Mixed Media Paintings  

2004  Acton Memorial Library   Acton MA   Something’s Popping Up   Solo Show   Mixed Media Paintings/

2002  Flora   Arlington MA   Solo Show   Mixed Media Paintings 

2002  Newton Free Library   Newton MA   Squared Off: It’s an Inside Job   Solo show   Mixed Media Paintings 

1999   Christopher’s   Cambridge MA   Solo Show   Mixed Media Paintings 


Juried Shows  

2023  Gallery Twist  Lexington MA  Pairings  Psainting

2023  MapSpaceCritLab  Port Chester NY  A Complexity of Joys  Drawing

2022  Crit Lab Exhibitions  Port Chester NY  Intimacies  Painting

2021  Catamount Arts  St. Johnsbury VT,  Arts Connect,  Oil Pastel

2020  Cambridge Artist Association   Cambridge MA    National Prize Show   Painting

2019  Galatea Gallery    Boston MA    New England Collective X    Painting

2019  Cambridge Artist Association   Cambridge MA   This is how it starts   Sketchbook

2018  Catamount Arts  St. Johnsbury VT,  Arts Connect,  Mixed Media Painting

2018  Galatea Gallery  Boston MA New England Collective Mixed Media Painting

2018  6 Bridges Gallery  Maynard MA  The Power of Art  Mixed Media Painting

2017  Rocky Neck Art Colony  Gloucester MA  Artists Drawings and Paintings  Oil Pastels and Mixed Media Painting

2016  Verum Ultimum Art Gallery  Portland, OR  A Generous Kingdom  Mixed Media Painting

2016  Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College  Arnold, MD  Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler  
      Mixed Media Painting  

2016  Galatea Gallery  Boston, MA  New England Collective VII  Mixed Media Painting

2016  New England Biolabs  Ipswich, MA  Two-Person Show  Mixed Media Painting

2016  The Nave Annex  Somerville, MA  The Sketchbook Show  Mixed Media Drawing

2015  Catamount Arts  St. Johnsbury, VT   Arts Connect  Mixed Media Painting

2015  Allegany Arts Council Saville Gallery  Cumberland, MD  Wills Creek Exhibition  Mixed Media Painting

2015  The Nave Annex   Somerville, MA   Juried show   Who Might I Be?   Mixed Media Painting

2015  The Umbrella   Concord MA   Driven to Abstraction   Juried Show   Oil Pastels

2014  Verum Ultimum Gallery   Portland OR  The Living Mark   Juried Show   Mixed Media Painting 

2014  Atlantic Works Gallery   East Boston MA   Boston Biennial 3   Juried Show  Mixed Media Painting

2013  Galatea Fine Art   Boston MA   New England Collective IV   Juried Show   Mixed Media Painting  

2013  Riverside Gallery, Cambridge Community Center   Cambridge MA   50-100-150   Juried Show

2013  Cambridge Artist’s Association   Cambridge MA   12th National Prize Show   Juried Show  
       Mixed Media Painting  

2013  nourish   Lexington MA   Emergence   Juried show   Mixed Media Paintings  

2012- Bromfield Gallery  Boston MA   Holiday Show   Juried Show   Mixed Media Paintings  


2012  Salem Arts Association   Salem MA   Off the Top of Your Head   Juried Show   Mixed Media Painting   

2012  Cambridge Center for Adult Education   Cambridge MA   Raise the Roof   Juried Show  
       Mixed Media Paintings

2009 Art at the Armory   Somerville MA   Preview to Open Studios   Juried Show   Mixed Media Painting  

2006 The Zullo Gallery   Medfield MA   13th Annual Juried Show   Mixed Media Paintings  

2006 Southborough Arts Center   Southborough MA   Art & Soul   Juried Show   Mixed Media Paintings  

2004 Warwick Museum of Art   Warwick RI   Outside the Figure   Juried Show   Mixed Media Paintings  

2003 Charlestown Preservation Society   Charlestown MA   Annual Community Art Show  Juried Show  
      Mixed Media Paintings  First Prize and 
Honorable Mention   

2002 artSpACE@16   Malden MA   The First Attempt   Juried Show   Drawings  


Group Shows

2022 Storefront Art Projects  Watertown MA  Gaze  Sketchbook Drawing

2022 The Umbrella Arts Center  Concord MA   ArtSpace Fundraiser   Painting 

2019  Cambridge Art Association   Cambridge MA   Mary Schein Fall Salon   Painting

2018  Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts  Brattleboro, VT  VOICES, A selection of Zea Mays printmakers  
       Mixed Media Paintings

2016  Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts  Brattleboro, VT  Winter Group 2016-2017  Mixed Media Paintings

2016  Belmont Gallery of Art  Belmont, MA  Voices Surface  Mixed Media Painting  

2016  Riverside Gallery  Cambridge, MA   Group Show  Words in Our Work  Mixed Media Drawing

2015  Galleria Montoliveto  Paris, France  Group Show  Fashion Art  Mixed Media Painting

2015  Agora Gallery   New York, NY   Group Show   The Kaleidoscope of the Mind   Mixed Media Painting

2015  Three Stones Gallery   West Concord MA   Places/Faces   Group Show   Mixed Media Painting

2014  Sonesta Hotel    Cambridge MA    Art Verdure    Group Show    Mixed Media Painting

2013  The Armory Building   Somerville MA   October at the Armory   Group Show   Mixed Media Painting  

2011   In and Out Gallery   Somerville MA   April Promotion for SOS   Group Show   Mixed Media Painting  

2004 Somerville Community Access Television   Somerville MA   Two-Person Show  Mixed Media Paintings  

2003 Cambridge Art Association   Cambridge MA   Group Show   3D Painting  

2002 Perspectives Gallery   North Cambridge MA   Prism Play   Group Show   Mixed Media Paintings  

2000 Cambridge Art Association   Cambridge MA   Dreams and Fantasies   Group Show   Juror’s Choice Award

       Mixed Media Painting 


Open Studios/Fund Raisers

2022  The Umbrella Arts Center Concord MA  Artrageous Mixed Media drawing

2015-  Art Connection   Boston MA   Art Bingo!   Mixed Media Painting

2018- School of the Museum of Fine Arts   Boston MA   Exhibition and Sale   Mixed Media Paintings/
1999  Oil Pastels/Collage   

2018- Somerville Open Studios   Somerville MA   Collage Works/Mixed Media Paintings/Oil Pastel Drawings  


2012  Montserrat College of Art   Beverly MA   Artrageous!  Silent Auction   Mixed Media Paintings  

2006  Fountain Street Studios   Framingham MA   Open Studios   Mixed Media Paintings  

2004  The Cloud Foundation   Boston MA   Art & Soul   Opening Celebration for Charity Gallery  
        Mixed Media Paintings  

2003 Charlestown Studios   Charlestown MA   Grand Opening   Mixed Media Paintings/Assemblages/Masks  

2002 Charlestown Studio   Charlestown MA   Independent Open Studio   Mixed Media Paintings/Oil Pastel Drawings  





© Anne Johnstone, 2024

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