Isabelle Hunt-Johnson

Isabelle Hunt–Johnson was born in Sydney, Australia and immigrated to Canada.    


Isabelle works primarily in watercolour and mixed media. Her paintings have been exhibited in Alberta, Canada, the United States, Australia and Japan, and is in collections across Canada, United States, Europe, Australia, China and Japan.


Alberta Art Foundation Project Grant

Alberta Art Foundation Travel Grants 




B.F.A, -Drawing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Ab.

M.F.A.-Painting, University of Alberta, Edmonton Ab.


B. Ed.- University of Calgary, Ab.




2017       Spontaneous Combustion, Juried Exhibition, Leighton Center Gallery, Calgary.


2016       Women Painting Women, Group Exhibition, University of Calgary, Little Gallery Calgary.

2014       Women Painting Women, Group Exhibition, University of Calgary, Little Gallery, Calgary

2013       CH’I’-MPA. Group Exhibition, Willcock & Sax Gallery, Banff, Alberta 

2012       Blueridge Studio Group Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta

2012       Dr Irene Naested Book Launch & Art Exhibition, Mount Royal University Faculty Centre, Calgary

2011        Artist Circle-The New Generation, The Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.

2010      Into the Garden- Travelling Exhibition, Lougheed House Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.

2008     Artists’ Circle of Calgary-The New Generation, Invitational Exhibition, Calgary, AB.

                Full Circle-MPAA Twenty Years, Alliance Francaise of Calgary.

                Open Photo 2008., VAAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB.

                International Figurative Exhibition, Leighton Centre, Calgary, AB

                Small is All, Travelling Exhibition, Alberta.

2007     Stepping Out, ASA Exhibition, Epcore Centre, Calgary, AB.

2006     Taking Liberties, Group Exhibition, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB

                Lines of Communication, travelling Exhibition, The Prairie Art Gallery, Alberta.

2005     Finalist Kingston Art Prize in Contemporary Canadian Portraiture, Ontario.

2004     Reflections .Jurors Award ASA Exhibition, Leighton Centre, AB

2002     Art Bridge: travelling Exhibition, Hong Kong Exhibition Gallery Hong Kong

2000     Bridging a New Century, Red Deer & District Museum, AB.


1997        East & West,10th Anniversary MPAA. Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB.


1996       East & West: Across the Rockies. Chinese Cultural Museums, Calgary & Vancouver.

                Hong Kong Arts Joint Exhibition, Fung Pingshan Museum, Hong Kong.


1992       Golden Asanas, solo exhibition, Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, AB

                Asanas,  Solo Exhibition, Works, Edmonton, Alberta.

                Fusion International Documenta 92,Shizuku Prefectural Museum of Art Japan


1991       Alberta Vision, inaugural exhibition, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo Japan and (then touring  Asia)

               Questions of Value, Petro-Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.          

               Double Vision, Cultural Centre Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta


1990     The Human Condition, traveling exhibition, Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie. AB


1989      Contemporary Watercolour (invitational),Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB.

               Square Deal Squared, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

               Shared Site, two- person exhibition, Old Courthouse Gallery, Red Deer, AB


1988      International Triennial of Realist Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

               Solo Exhibition, Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, AB  


1986     Joy, Light & Vanilla, solo Exhibition, Gulf Canada Gallery AB

1982      Isabelle Hunt Johnson MFA Solo Exhibition, Ring House Gallery


2002    Art Bridge; Made in Canada and Hong Kong, Hong Kong Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong


2001     Art City , juried exhibition Art Space, Calgary, Alberta

               Black & White,  juried exhibition. Gallery1,2,4., Edmonton, Alberta

               Two in One, Juried exhibition , Nova Gallery ,Calgary,Ab.


2000    Bridging a New Century , juried traveling exhibition with catalogue, Red Deer & District Museum, Ab. 

               Art Walk ASA juried exhibition, Websters Gallery, Calgary

               Know the White ,Keep the Black, juried exhibition ,Devonian Gardens New Gallery, Calgary


1999     Front of Place ,juried exhibition, Muttart Gallery, Calgary

               New Works on Paper ,juried exhibition Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Ab.


1998     Triple Take , juried ASA exhibition, Muttart Gallery, Calgary         


1997     Tenth Anniversary MPAA Exhibition, Triangle  Gallery Calgary, Ab            

              East and West: Across the Rockies ,juried traveling ChineseCultural Center museums, Calgary & Vancouver 


1996      Five Corners Seoul Gallery, Calgary

              ASA Anniversary Exhibition,Juried exhibition catalogue, Leighton Art Centre,Ab


1995     MPPA Exhibition,Chinese Cultural Center Gallery,Calgary,Ab       

              Spring Values,Juried  exhibition, Muttart Gallery,Ab

              Transit of Venus, Performing Arts Centre, Calgary , Ab

1994     InternationalOrgan Festival Invitational Exhibition,,Doll Building,Calgary, Ab

              Hong Kong Arts Joint Exhibition,Fung Pingshan Museum, Hong Kong

              Diversity in Action, Harcourt House, Edmonton,Ab


1993     Collaboration:Squeeze & Stretch, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary,Ab 

              Figure & Portrait,Juried Bowman Art Centre Gallery, Lethbridge,AB


1992      Golden Asanas, solo exhibition, Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary Alberta

               Asanas, solo exhibition, Works, Edmonton, Alberta

               Revealing Figures, Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

               Fusion International, (Juried exhibition), Shizuku, Japan

               Alberta Women Artists, (Juried) 19922 Series, C.W.A., Edmonton,.

               Calgary – Hong Kong Visual Arts Exchange (juried), Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

               Vision Scapes (juried), Bowman Art Centre Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta


1991       Alberta Vision, inaugural exhibition, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo Japan
               (then touring throughout   Asia for two years)

               Questions of Value, juried exhibition, Petro-Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

               Double Vision, Cultural Centre Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta


1990       Artifacts of Past Lives, The Works, Beaver House, Edmonton, Alberta

                The Human Condition, traveling exhibition, Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta

                Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto,     Ontario

                Alberta Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Square Deal Cubed, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Faculty Exhibition, Series ’90, red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta

                State of the Art, Alberta Society of Artists Juried traveling exhibition, Triangle Gallery, Calgary,      Alberta

                Trees and Flowers Exhibition, Bowman Arts Centre Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

                New Works A.S.A. (juried exhibition), Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta


1989       Contemporary Watercolour, (invitational), Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Celebration of the Arts Exhibition (juried), Old Court House Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta

                Muttart Salon Show, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Square Deal Squared, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Shared Site, two-person exhibition, Old Courthouse Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta

                Artists Who Teach, Alberta Teachers Association Fine Arts Conference, Calgary, Alberta

                Group Exhibition, Alberta Society of Artists, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Evening on the Orient Express, juried exhibition and auction, the Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta

                Moose Show, traveling exhibition, Grande Prairie Gallery,  Grand Prairie, Alberta

                State of the Art, juried exhibition, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

                Seventh Annual Arkansas Miniature Art Exhibition, Arts Center of the Grand Prairie, Stuttgart,      Arkansas

                A Canadian Collection ’89, Calgary Jewish Centre, Calgary, Alberta

                Toward a New Canadian Mythology, the Works, Municipal Life building, Edmonton, Alberta


1988       International Triennial of Realist Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

                Solo Exhibition, Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Third Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto

                Art is Our Game, traveling Olympic exhibition, opening at Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                A Canadian Collection ’88, Calgary Jewish Centre, Calgary, Alberta

                Group Exhibition, Calgary, Philharmonic Artists Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Trees And Flowers Exhibition, Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta

                Art for All, group exhibition, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

                Women in the Arts Showcase, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

                Group Exhibition, Alberta Society of Artists, Fort Calgary, Calgary, Alberta


1987       Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary,           Alberta

                2 + 2, Recent Work, Invitational exhibition, Radish Factory, Lethbridge, Alberta

                Miniatures Exhibition, Radish Factory, Lethbridge, Alberta

                Group exhibition, Two Pine Gallery, Bragg Creek, Alberta

                The Second Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

                Group Exhibition, Alberta Society of Artists, Fort Calgary, Calgary, Alberta


1986       New Life for Still Life, Radish Factory, Lethbridge, Alberta

                Stride Benefit Art Exhibition, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Portraiture, Radish Factory, Lethbridge, Alberta

                Artist’s Show Case ’86, sponsored by the Samaritan Club, Calgary, Alberta

                Ethiopian Benefit Art Exhibition, Carriage House Inn, Calgary, Alberta

                Solo Exhibition, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta


1985       Recent Works by Six Calgary Artists, Business Club Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

                Erotica ’85 (juried exhibition), Saskatchewan Culture Club, Regina, Saskatchewan

                Canadian National Insititute of the Blind Art ’85 (invitational exhibition),
                Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta


1984       Remy Martin Canadian Art (juried exhibition), Gallery Moos, Calgary, Alberta

                First Saskatchewan Juried Erotica Art Exhibition, Saskatchewan Culture Club, Regina, Saskatchewan

                Life Drawing (juried exhibition), Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta


1983       Gold Coast City Art Show (international juried competition),
                Gold Coast Culture Centre, Queensland, Australia


1982       Isabelle Hunt-Johnson, Master of Visual Arts Solo Exhibition, Ring House Gallery, Edmonton,      Alberta


1980       Juried Group Exhibition, Latitude Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta


1979       Solo Exhibition, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

                Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta


1975       Juried Group Exhibition, Allied Arts Centre, Calgary, Alberta


1969       Contemporary Art Society (Juried exhibition), Brisbane Queensland, Australia


1968       Juried Group Exhibition, University of Armidale Gallery, New South Wales, Australia

                Comtemporary Art Society (Juried exhibition), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Related Experience


1990       Intermediate Watercolour, Series ’90, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta

1989       Watercolour Presentation, Alberta Teachers’ Association Fine Arts Conference, Calgary, Alberta

                Figure Drawing Workshop (in connection with Shared Site exhibition),
                Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta

1988       Watercolour Presentation, MADD Dash Conference, Fine Arts Council, Calgary, Alberta

                Conducted critique of recent work for Calgary Society of Painters, Calgary, Alberta

1987       Guest Juror, Calgary Society of Artists, Calgary, Alberta

1986       Guest Artists in Figure Drawing, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Alberta

                Conducted figure drawing workshop and held critique of recent work for
                Calgary Society of Artists, Calgary, Alberta     

1985       Guest Artist in Figure Drawing, Calgary Society of Artists, Calgary, Alberta

                Conducted Compositional Problems in Landscape, a workshop for Calgary Society of Artists,        
                Calgary, Alberta

                Conducted Figure Drawing, a workshop for the Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Alberta

                Guest Artist, Figure Drawing Workshop, for the Group, Calgary, Alberta

1984       Guest Artist, Figure Drawing Workshop, for the Group, Calgary, Alberta

1983       Guest Juror, Group Exhibition, Calgary Sketch Club, Calgary, Alberta

                Guest Juror, Group Exhibition, The Group, Calgary, Alberta




1989       Moose by Mail, catalogue for the Prairie Gallery exhibition by the same name, p.8

                Two Artists Give Two Perspectives by Bob Weber, Red Deer Advocate, January 24

1988       Art is Our Game, catalogue for Olympic Touring Exhibition, P. 33

1986       The Life of Art in Watercolours by Richard White, Muttart Newsletter, vol.2,no.4


Various Corporate and Private Collections in North America And Australia, including: Alberta Art Foundation

Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, AB

Red Deer School Board, Red Deer, AB

Energy Mines and Resources Canada

Esso Resources Canada

Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, AB

The Honourable Jake Epp, M.P., Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada

Doug Baldwin, President, Esso Resources, Canada

Cold Lake Hospital Collection, Cold Lake, Alberta

The Honourable Patricia Smith, Minister of Energy a Mines, Province of Saskatchewan

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

University of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

Gold Coast City Council, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Quantum Engineering, Calgary, Alberta

Red Deer & District Allied Arts Council

I. S.I., Nagoya, Japan




Alberta Society of Artists

Midwest Watercolour Society

Meeting Point Artist Association 

+1 403 246 8500


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