Ron Johnson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. He went on the attend Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking in 2003. Johnson has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. His work has been shown at Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA; Garth Greenan Gallery in New York City; Duane Reed, in St Louis, MO; Angela Meleca Gallery in Columbus, Ohio; Galerie Pitch in Paris, France; White Elephant Gallery in Paris, France; the Maison d’art Actuel des Chartreux in Brussells, Belgium: and at the Musee Beaux Arts in Amilly, France, among others. Johnson was a resident at the Ucross Foundation Residency in Clearmont, Wyoming in 2004 and at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2002.