BIOGRAPHY In 1999 Johnnie Winona Ross returned to New Mexico after living in Maine for a number of years. There, he exhibited his paradoxical- sensually rich/austere paintings in NYC, Boston, and Washington DC, Johnnie received numerous grants and fellowships including Cite International Des Arts in Paris, and Roswell Artist in Residence. Now living in Northern New Mexico, “finally reuniting his heart to his physical being”, his paintings have achieved “work that has a glowing meditative presence”...”he creates paintings that reveal the austerity and subtlety of desert landscape reduced to its experience rather than depiction.” ......”a mystical aura and natural formal beauty are embedded in the stretched linen...” In the past few years he was awarded a Gottlieb Foundation grant, residencies at Villa Montalvo and Roswell. Recent solo shows include: The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Stephen Haller Gallery, NYC; Elins/Eagles-Smith Gallery, SanFrancisco; James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe; and Barry Whistler Galley, Dallas. Johnnie's Salt Seeps SFE editions are in the collection of the Daum Museum, St. Louis, Mo.