Johnie Thornton was born and raised in Southern California and is currently living & working as an artist in Palm Springs and Los Angeles.   

 

Thornton’s body of work is a mix of photo realistic oil painting and geometric/psychedelic abstract painting.   His work is largely influenced by sociology, geometry, architecture, and their relationship to nature. 

 

As a self-taught artist, Thornton draws inspiration from experience and environment. Thornton has developed a unique painting style while experimenting with many different mediums both traditional and unconventional.

 

 

“My work focuses on depth, color, and form. My current body of work uses geometry as an expression of movement, communication and growth to explore the uneasy relationship between humans and nature. Through the manipulation of image and plain, I create an environment of both ease and discomfort, examining an inner struggle between the appreciation and disdain of man’s creations and accomplishments.” 

 

Johnie is currently working in his Los Angeles and Palm Springs studios on a collection of paintings to show in 2017/2018.  

Past Exhibitions:

3Yr - Helikon Gallery - Denver CO - 2016

"Wanderlust 4" - Modern Eden Gallery - SF - 2016

"Best Friends" - Copro Gallery - 2016

Vanity Pop - Launch Gallery-Culver city - 2016

7YR - Thumbprint Gallery - San Diego - 2016

"Extraction" - Future Tongue - dtla - 2016

Kaaboo Del Mar - Live Painting, Thumbprint Gallery 2016

Solo Show - Woodman/Shimko Gallery - Provincetown - August -  2016

11:11 ACC Gallery, Los Angeles - 2016

Undressed #6 - Ventura - 2016

Coastline Art Gallery - Newport Beach - 2016

Hale Arts – Santa Monica - July 22 2016

Hive Gallery/Artillerist - Los Angeles -2016

Vanity Pop - DTLA - June 2016

Solo Show - Woodman/Shimko Gallery - Palm Springs - April 1st 2016

Helikon Gallery - Denver CO - June 2016

Gauntlet Gallery 12x12 Show - 2016

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair - Woodman/Shimko - 2016

ArtShare LA - Faces in the Crowd - 3.30.16

Woodman/Shimko - 2.19.16

Vanity Pop - Culver City 2.18.16

Future Toungue - The Eternal Unknown - LA 1.14.16

TPG2 - For What It's Worth -San Diego - 12.5.15

Solo Show - Gallery 420 - Long Beach  - Summer 2015

Villian LLC - NYC - 2015

Thumbprint Gallery - Kaaboo Fest, San Diego, CA - 2015

Featured Artist - Hive Gallery - Los Angeles - 2015

Solo Show - Gallery 420 - Long Beach  - Winter 2015

Solo Show - Moen Mason Gallery, AZ - 2015

Create:Fixate - LA - 2015

Woodman/Shimko Gallery - Palm Springs - 2015

LA Modernism - 2015

TPG2 - San Diego - 2015

Keystone Gallery – Los Angeles -2015

11:11 ACC Gallery, Los Angeles - 2015

Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego, CA - 2015

11:11 ACC Gallery, Los Angeles - 2014

2312 Gallery, WA – 2014

Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego, CA - 2014

Gallery 446  - Palm Springs- 2014

One Grand Gallery – Portland, OR - 2014

Bid27 – Gallery 446  - Palm Springs- 2014

Bid27 – ThinkTank Gallery - 2014

Synthesis – Wallspace Gallery - 2014

Summer – ThinkTank Gallery - 2014

Create:Fixate – 2014

Wallspace Gallery – 2014

Muzeumm Gallery – 2013

Keystone Gallery – 2013

Beverly Hills Art Show – Featured Artist – 2013

Cross Campus – Silicon Beach Fest – Featured Artist – 2013

Ranch&Roll Gallery – 2013

Create:Fixate – 2013

Wallspace Gallery – 2013

Project Ethos – Featured Artist – 2013

 

 

 

Future Exhibitions:

Copycat Violence Collective -Sally Centigrade Gallery - Denver CO Feb 2017

Artlink Canada - Feb 2017

"Lover's Eye" - Modern Eden Gallery - Feb 2017

CAVE Gallery - Feb 2017

 

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CSI Las Vegas

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New Girl

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Two Broke Girls

The Mindy Project

Mike and Molly

Growing Up Fischer

Stalker

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Films:

Knight of Cups-2014 release- directed by Terrence Malick, starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman

 

A Many Splintered thing-2014 release- directed by Justin Reardon, starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan

 

Veronica Mars – 2014 release – directed by Rob Thomas, starring Kristen Bell, and Jason Dohring

 

The Purge-2013 release- directed by Jame Demonaco, starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey

 

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