Sharon Johnson-Tennant

Sharon Johnson-Tennant was born in Columbia, South Carolina.  She received a BA in fine art from Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York.  During a career in NYC in textile and fashion design in, she also continued her studies in Color Theory at NYU.

After a move to Los Angeles, Sharon shifted her focus to photography.  Her work is about making the invisible visible and finding beauty in the details.  Sharon’s photographs have been featured in galleries and exhibitions nationwide and are held in private collections. Her work has been published by Sony Pictures, PDN Magazine, National Geographic Travel Magazine and Travel and Leisure.  In addition, her work has been featured in Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, PDN, Artslant, Lenscratch, Clickblog Italy Canon and Clickblog France Nikon.  Sharon has won numerous awards including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award and IPA International Photo Award.

She is represented by the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles, B-6 Gallery in San Francisco and Art Project Paia in Maui.  She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Her work can also be seen on her website: www.sharonjohnsontennant.com

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Robert Berman, Santa Monica, Ca.

Art Project Maui, Hawaii

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Contemporary Photography, Robert Berman Gallery

             Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Ca.

Women in Focus: Contemporary Female Narratives in Photography, E6 Gallery

             San Francisco, Ca.

Seasons, Southeast Center for Photography

             Greenville, South Carolina

 

2017

Looking Back: 10 Years of Photography, Robert Berman Gallery

             Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Ca.

ArtVenice Bienalle IV

            Bienalle, Venice, Italy

“she”, A. Smith Gallery,

            Johnson City, Texas

Fresh: 15 Personal Projects, Los Angeles Center of Photography

            Los Angeles, Ca.

 

2016

Transitional Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art Photography

Fort Collins, Colorado

Red, A. Smith Gallery

Johnson City, Texas

Exposed, Los Angeles Center of Photography

              Los Angeles, Ca.

 

2014

35th Anniversary Retrospective, Robert Berman Gallery (2014)

Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, Ca.

Photo Los Angeles, Art Project Maui Gallery

Los Angeles, Ca.

*Featured Photo on the Photo LA Website Press Release

Lilypads, Art Project Maui Gallery

Maui, Hawaii

 

 

2013

Women Make the World Go Around, WIP Women In Photography Show

Santa Monica, Ca.

MOPLA Opening Night at Robert Berman Gallery

Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, Ca.

First Nature, WIP Women in Photography Show

Santa Monica, Ca.

 

2012

DIFFUSION, Robert Berman Gallery

Solo Show

Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, Ca.

Snow and Ice, 1650 Gallery

Los Angeles, Ca.

 

2011

Fuck Pretty, Robert Berman Gallery

Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, Ca.

Stormy Weather, PhotoPlace Gallery

Middlebury, Vt.

Smashbox MOPLA, Smashbox Studios

Los Angeles, Ca.

 

AWARDS

Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2018)

              Series Finalist – “I Walk the Beach”

              Portrait Finalist – “Kika #2”

Santa Fe Photography Summer Competition (2017)

             Honorable Mention: “Kika”

Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2014)

1st Place – Landscapes, 3rd Place Portraits

Chasing the Light Award (2014)

2nd Place – Portrait

IPA International Photo Awards (2013)

Honorable Mention – Fine Art

Terrabella Media (2012)

Honorable Mention, “The Human Hand”

WPGA Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (2011)

2 Honorable Mentions, “ Colour, Colour, Colour”

WPGA Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (2011)

Honorable Mention, “Portraits and People 2nd Edition”

Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2011)

2nd Place, “Street Photography”

Honorable Mention, “Cityscapes”

Santa Fe Center of Photography (2011)

Finalist, “Light”

Travel and Leisure: PIX Digital Imaging Competition (2010)

Top Six Images

WPGA Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (2010)

Finalist, “Dominant Color”

PDN Magazine (2010)

Final Six, “Travel and Leisure Category”

WPGA Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (2010)

Finalist, “Urban and Country Landscapes

Double Exposure Awards (2010)

Runner Up, “Artistic Nude”

Double Exposure Awards (2009)

Runner Up, “Children”

3 Honorable Mentions

 

PRESS

 

Huffington Post

Artweek LA

Lenscratch

Artslant

PDN Magazine

Travel Photographer

Clickblog Italy: Canon

Clickblog France: Nikon

Fabrik Magazine

Los Angeles Times

 

Press

LENSCRATCH 2.2.11 /
Sharon Johnson-Tennant
Artweek.LA 7.4.11 /
Angela Featherstone: Fuck Pretty
CLICK blog.it 2.10.11 /
Sharon Johnson-Tennant: tra ombre e colori del sudest asiatico
FABRIK Magazine Issue 12 /
Five Notable L.A. Photographers PGS 52-59
THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 2.17.11 /
Sharon Johnson-Tennant on Lenscratch
THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 3.8.10 /
Sharon Johnson-Tennant: Tribes of Rajasthan & Gujrat