Carla Rae Johnson

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Carla Rae Johnson's art is directly connected to ideas that address issues of social, political, and cultural importance.  Though most often classified as sculpture, her work includes drawings, installations, and performances.  Media include: wood, assemblage, paper, metals, plastics, concrete, clay, and words. This work has been exhibited nationally in museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, and is included in several public and private collections.   Since the mid 1980s, the work has been consistently exhibited in the New York City area. Having received a B.S. from Ball State University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa, Ms. Johnson has been making and teaching art for nearly 30 years. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Westchester Community College, SUNY, and is represented by Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY and Ceres Gallery in NYC. In 2002, the Westchester Arts Council commissioned her to design a Cultural Tourism Center at the Arts Exchange Building.

Educational Background

1975MFA, Ceramic Sculpture, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 1974MA, Ceramic Sculpture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1969BS, Art Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN