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Amy Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. Her interest in further combining visual expression with her curiosities and questions regarding individual and cultural social patterns motivated her to pursue an art practice.
Johnson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder with concentrations in both photography and ceramics. She then lived and worked in Missoula, Montana, and attended the University of Montana as a post baccalaureate. In 2007 she received her M.F.A. from the University of Washington ceramics program. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT; Centrum in Port Townsend, WA; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT; and Arteles Creative Center in Haukijarvi, Finland.
For the past fifteen years, Johnson has trusted her intuition, creativity and artistic tendencies in order to maintain an active and engaging art career. She was raised in the south, and has lived in Colorado, Montana, Washington, Alaska and a season in Finland. Transition and unfamiliarity have become a recurring themes in her work. She continues to follow her instincts and fulfill the need to always be challenged.
She currently lives and works in Alaska.