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

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

(2017)

 Rainbows, Art Gallery Galleon, February

Vieques, Puerto Rico 

2016

Transitional Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art Photography 

Fort Collins, Colorado 

Red, A. Smith Gallery 

Johnson City, Texas 

2014

Photo Los Angeles, Art Project Maui Gallery 

Los Angeles, Ca. 

*Featured Photo on the Photo LA Website Press Release

35th Anniversary Retrospective, Robert Berman Gallery (2014)

Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, Ca. 

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 (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