Independent artist studios, millville,, nj, carl b. johnson and liz nicklus

Modern Mosaics - Carl B. Johnson

Artist Carl B. JohnsonCarl's Personal Website and Blog

Carl B. Johnson has been called a "twisted Hopper" and dubbed "outlaw artist" by friend and renowned poet, Christopher Stickney. He has exhibited extensively throughout the southern New Jersey & Philadelphia region. His work resides in private collections throughout the United States.

Primarily a representational painter, Carl obscures the lines between Abstract Expressionism and Contemporary Impressionism creating a style that is truly unique. many of his works involve the artist's observations of disappearing faces and scenes in his community.

Carl is partner with Liz Nicklus with mosaic mural installations, such as the 10 by 65 foot exterior installation the Atlantic Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, NJ, or the 37-foot gateway to the Performing Arts Center of the Raritan Valley Community College.

Carl brings a hands-on approach in the joint workshops that he and Liz teach.

Carl served as an officer on the board of directors of the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts for the first few years of its development. He is a founding member of the Glasstown Nine, a painting group comprised of Cumberland County artists. He published a regional underground arts newspaper, "INFERNO", and currently owns Inferno Publishing.

A community activist, Carl served on the board of directors of AHOME (Affordable Homes of Millville, Ecumenical); the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia, PA; and is the spokesperson for the Millville Center City Neighborhood Group. Carl sats on community committees such as the Weed and Seed Steering Committee, Main Street Millville Design Committee and its Wayfinding sub-committee, and the Citizen-Police Advisory Committee.

Public Collections:
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Millville Housing Authority, Millville, NJ
Millville Senior Housing, LP, Millville NJ
Gloucester County Health Department, Sewell, NJ
Raritan Valley Community College, Somerset County, NJ