Kelly U Johnson, born in Louisville, KY now living in Richmond, VA, is a self -taught artist who has been creating art since childhood. She also spent some time honing skills at University of Louisville. Acrylic painting has always been a favorite because the pace at which ideas and layering can form and change while creating. She enjoys working with a variety of mediums from graphite, acrylics to found objects. Using colorand textures to convey a story, thought or idea. She has exhibited at The Black History Museum and Cultural Center, theSlate Wall Gallery at The Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen, Taubman Museum, Mize Gallery, and The 25th African American Exhibit at Actor’s Theatre. Her work is in private collections across the US.





Black History Now, The Well Gallery, Richmond, VA


Radius, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

Black Lives Matter, Gallery at First UU, Richmond, VA

Art of Freedom, Black History Museum, Richmond, VA

25th African American Exhibit, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Kentucky

Dreams Deferred, Mize Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Florida

Mini, Mize Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Florida

Randomize, Mize Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Florida


Solo Show- Into Their Eyes, Slant Wall Gallery, Cultural Art at Center Glen Allen, VA

Black Lives Matter, Gallery at First UU, Richmond, VA

Bearing Witness to Womanism, Richmond, VA


Think Small 9!, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

Homeward Bound Triennial, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA

Black Lives Matter, Gallery at First UU, Richmond, VA

All Media Show, Artworks Gallery, Richmond, VA


A Fierce Fundraiser, Richmond Magazine, May 2018

Arts in the Park, My Top 5 Artist, Coiled and Composed, May 2018         


Private Collections, Louisville, KY

Private Collections, Richmond, VA

Private Collection, Saint Petersburg, FL

Private Collections, South Field, MI

Private Collections, Houston, TX

Private Collection, Virginia Beach, VA

Private Collection, Atlanta, GA


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