Alan Johnson grew up in Tampa, Florida where he received his B.A. in Fine Arts and his M.A. in Art Education from the University of South Florida. He taught art for 35 years in the Pinellas County School system from 1977 to 2012. He has exhibited for over 40 years in numerous juried and invitational shows in Florida. Now working as a full-time artist, his work is currently on exhibit at Florida CraftArt Gallery in St. Petersburg.
Alan is a recipient of an Artist Resource Fund Grant and a Friends of the Arts Award for Art Educator from the Pinellas County Arts Council. He is also a recipient of a Surdna Grant to study ceramics at the University of Missouri. He won Best of Show in the Morean Art Center’s 2015 Members Show in St. Petersburg, and was awarded his first one man show.