"So as rational metaphysics teaches that man becomes all things by understanding them (homo intelligendo fit omnia), this imaginative metaphysics shows that man becomes all things by not understanding them (homo non intelligendo fit omnia) and perhaps the latter position is truer than the former, for when man understands he extends his mind and takes in the things, but when he does not understand he makes the things out of himself and becomes them by transforming himself into them."

Giambattista Vico  Principles of the New Science

Lee Johnson graduated from New College with a degree in Fine Art. He has studied with Betty Lou Totten in Dunedin, Leo Neufeld in New Mexico, and with Charles Cecil in Florence, Italy where he studied and taught for four years.


1985-1987 DFACC, Dunedin, FL

1987-1991 New College, Sarasota, FL

1995-1997 Leo Neufeld, Albuquerque, NM

1997-2000 Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy

Grants & Awards

1987 Freida Turner Memorial Grant

1990 Women's Exchange Continuing Education Grant

1998 Camille Claudel Foundation Grant

1999 Camille Claudel Foundation Grant

2000 Camille Claudel Foundation Grant

2005 Central Peidmont Regional Hub Grant


1986 Ruth Eckerd Hall, National Society of Arts & Letters, St. Petersburg, FL

1991 College Hall, New College, Sarasota, FL: Solo Exhibition

1992 Vohrees Gallery, Sarasota, FL

1993 Mildred Sainer Music & Arts Pavilion, Sarasota, FL

2002 Exploris Museum, Raleigh, NC

2004 Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC

2006 Spartanburg Art Musem, Spartanburg, SC; Mid-Atlantic Group

2007 Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA; Mid-Atlantic Group

2012 EMPAC Arts Center, Enfield, NC; Solo Exhibition

2016 The Figure Revealed, Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh NC

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North Carolina:  Adam Cave Fine Art

South Carolina: Carolina Gallery

Maine: Casco Bay Artisans

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