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Interview with Merritt Johnson

Merritt Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist; working in sculpture, performance, video and painting. Her work explores survival from the perspective of a mixed Indigenous woman; engaging simultaneously with past/present/future, cultural camouflage, limited perception/resources, and the presence of violence (real and imagined). She exhibits and performs in traditional and non-traditional venues throughout North America. Her work is in numerous private collections in addition to the permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Johnson is the daughter of Kanienkehaka (Mohawk), Blackfoot, and North American settlers. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, she has taught for Emily Carr University of Art and Design since 2007.

cleopocahontra. Merritt Johnson

cleopocahontra. Merritt Johnson

Merritt Johnson

Merritt Johnson

Earlier Event: January 10
Interview with Justin Ray "13Pieces"
Later Event: February 10
Interview with Douglas Miles