Johnnene Maddison (nee Themean)

30 Berkshire Court
London, Ontario N6J 3N7
(519) 474-7400


Teaching Certificate, Althouse College, London, Ontario
Master of Art Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Fine Art, Pratt Institute, New York City

Selected Solo Exhibitions

St Thomas Elgin Art Gallery, St Thomas, Ontario, An Interior Life, 2021
Atilier Ludmila, Peterborough, Ontario, Nearly There Exhibition, 2019
The Turner Gallery, Bayfield, Ontario, Recent Work, 2018
The Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Venice Abstracted, 2017
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, Ontario, Losing Dave, 2016
Wellington County Museum, Fergus, Ontario, 2009
Bruce County Museum, Southampton, Ontario, Over Here, 2008
Canada War Museum, Ottawa, Stitches In Time, 2007
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Over Here; women, work and WWII 2006
Station Art Gallery, Whitby, Ontario, 2006
Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario, Over Here; women, work and WWII 2005
McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, Over Here; women, work and WWII 2004
Complimentary exhibition at Museum London, London, Ontario
Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ont. Over Here; women, work and WWII 2004
Homer Watson Museum, Kitchener, Ontario, Personal Icons 2001
London Public Library Art Gallery,  Ontario, Recent Work, 2001
Bellamere Winery and Art Gallery, London, Ontario Mixed Media 1999, 2001
Jonathon Bancroft-Snell, Galleria, London, Ontario, Recent Watercolours 2000
D.B. Weldon Library, UWO, London, Ontario Recent Work 2000
Marten Art Gallery, Bayfield, Ontario, Recent Work 1999
London Public Libraries, London, Ontario, Recent Watercolours 2001, 1997
London Life Insurance Co., London, Ontario Recent Watercolours 1994, 1995
One London Place, London, Ontario, Recent Work 1995
Woodstock Public Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario, 1990
Sandy Snelgrove Gallery, London, Ontario 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993
Gallery Lambton, Art Rental Exhibition Series, Sarnia, Ontario 1988
Art Gallery of Windsor, Employee’s Exhibition Series, 1981

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions

Westland Art Gallery, London, Ontario, two person with Lisa Johnson, 2023

The Arts Project, London, Ontario, two person with Catherine Morrisey, 2022

Westland Art Gallery, London, Ontario, two person with Eric Atkinson, 2021
Westland Gallery, London, Ontario, two-person show – “Space Between”,  2019
Thielsen Art Gallery, London, Ontario, two-person show, 2015
Threadworks, Pentimento, Oakville, Ontario 2012
Connections,  Salmon Arm, B.C. 2011
Wish, group exhibition, Joshua Creek Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, 2011
The River Project, 19 London Artists Turn To The Thames, McIntosh Art Gallery
Woodstock Art Gallery, Juried Exhibition 2008
Hippy Connections, group exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario 2007
Forty Years Of Separation, two-person exhibition, Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Centre, Birmingham, Michigan, 2006
Connections At Homer Watson Homer Watson Museum, Kitchener, Ontario 2005
Grand National, Airborne Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery Juried show, 2005
Contemporary Icon Competition, Kings College, London, Ontario, First Prize
Carlyle Connections, Woodstock Art Gallery, 2004
Approaching The Surface, Museum London Art Rental, 3 person exhibition 2003
Grand National Juried Exhibition, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 2003, 2004
Look Juried Exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario 2003
Two Person Exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario 2003
Ripe Condiments and Red Herrings, two-person exhibition, London, Ontario 2003
Fairytales, Myths and Monsters, Grimsby Art Gallery, Ontario 2002
Michigan Watercolor Society Traveling Show, U.S.A., 2002
Undercurrent, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario 2002
Inner Vision, Edmonton, Alberta 2002
Icarus International 1st. Prize Mixed Media, Nagshead, North Carolina 2001
Ontario Juried Quilt Show First Prize small quilt Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 01
Contained, Confined or Content, Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Ontario 2001
Something Old, Something New, Wellington County Museum, 2001
Threadworks Juried Exhibition, Traveling, Elora, Ontario and Halifax, N.S.1998-03
Covent Garden Market Juried Exhibition, First Prize, London, Ontario, 1998
Icarus International Award of Excellence, Nagshead, North Carolina 1999
Ontario Juried Quilt Exhibition Purchase Award, Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery 1998
Look, Lambton County Public Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario 1995,97,98,2000
Ontario Juried Quilt Show, 1st prize for small quilt, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’99
Canadian Artists Exhibition, Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston, Mass. 1992
Michigan Watercolor Society, Juried Exhibitions, 1991,92,98,99 Award 1992
London Artists, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario 1989
New Acquisitions, McIntosh Art Gallery, U.W.O., London, Ontario 1988
Aspects of Contemporary Realism, McIntosh Gallery, U.W.O., London, Ontario 1987


September 2014
National Visual Arts Advocacy Award from Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC)
It is given yearly to a Canadian artist who has a long history of promoting visual art, exhibiting, mentoring, curating and teaching.

2004 First Prize, Contemporary Icon Competition, Kings College, London
2001 Icarus International, First Prize, Nagshead North carolina
2001 Ontario Juried Quilt Show First Prize, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
1998 Icarus International, Award of Excellence, Nagshead, North carolina
1998 Ontario Juried Quilt Show, First prize small quilt, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
1998 Covent Garden Market Juried Exhibition, First prize, London, Ontario
1992 Michigan Watercolor Society, Award of Excellence, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Gallery, Michigan


Hippie Connections, group exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario 2007
Games Needles Play, juried fibre art exhibition, Museum London, 2001
Carlyle Connections, group fibre art exhibition, Woodstock Public Art Gallery, 2004

Selected Publications

Exploring Nationalism, McGraw Hill Ryerson, page 332, 2008
The River Project, 19 artists turn to the Thames, London, Ontario, 2008
Japanese Quilting and Embroidery Magazine, Japan, 2007
Canadian Quilter, featured artist, Canada, summer 2007
Surface  Design Journal, U.S.A., spring 2007
Canadian Embroidery Magazine, Canada, Featured Artist, 2006
Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, U.S.A., Featured Artist , May 2006
Surfacing Journal, Toronto, Feature artist, Winter 2006
Embroidery Magazine, Feature Article, U.K. Nov-Dec 2004
Artichoke Magazine, Featured Artist, Canada, June, 2003
London Free Press, Sarnia Observer, September 2003
London Free Press, Homes Magazine cover story, March 3, 2001
University of Western Ontario, Philosophy Department, poster & brochure 2000
Bellamere Winery, poster and brochure, 1999
London Magazine, Faces Front, 1999
Imagery on Fabric by Jean Ray Laury, C&T Publishing, 1997
The Three Wish Bells by Barbara Attard, Rousan Publisher, cover design, 1995
London Visitor Magazine, Fall – Winter, 1993
London Magazine, Backyard, cover, 1991
Western Today, University of Western Ontario, cover 1998

Selected Collections

Woodstock Public Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario
The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario
McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario
Blackburn Media Association, London, Ontario
General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Morgan Stanley, Inc. New York City, New York
Drexel Burnham Lambert, Los Angeles, California
London Life Insurance Co., London, Ontario


London Arts Council Board of Directors 1997-2000
Connections, Fibre Artists, Canada   2007-2012
Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild
C.A.M.E.O. Quilt Guild, Michigan
Friends of  Fiber, U.S.A.
Surface Design Association, U.S.A. 1998-2008
Founding Member, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.




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