B i o

B i o

b. 1976
Charlotte, NC

Amy Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina and recieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder with concentrations in photography and ceramics.  She spent a year in Missoula, Montana, and attended the University of Montana as a post baccalaureate. In 2007 Johnson 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, Arteles Creative Center in Haukijarvi, Finland and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC.  She has received funding from Artist Trust in Seattle, WA, The Vermont Studio Center, The Alaska State Council for the Arts and in 2014 was a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship recipient.

Johnson is a multi-disciplinary artist who combines comtemporary art and craft to blur the line between what is real and what is not.  She trusts her intuition and experimental tendencies to maintain an engaging and versatile art career.  Her work reflects her life and what surrounds her: cultural expectations for women and her southern heritage, living in the north, landscape, isolation, transition and unfamiliarity.

Although many places feel like home, she currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska.