Mariah Johnson

photo of mariah johnson marking rocks
Title:
Adjunct Professorial Lecturer of Fine Art
Email:
majohns@gwu.edu

Bio

Mariah Anne Johnson is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, where she spent her childhood attending art classes at the Arkansas Arts Center. She went on to study art at Rice University and earned her MFA from the University of Illinois in 2006. Mariah's paintings and installations have been exhibited in solo and group shows around the country, from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York, Houston, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Locally, her work has been shown in venues such as Montgomery College, Transformer, Flashpoint, and the Arlington Arts Center.

During spring 2012, she was the Artist in Residence at the Cafritz Foundation Center for the Arts at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland. Since 2011 she has served as a professorial lecturer in painting and drawing at The George Washington University. Her recent projects include a 2016 solo exhibition of installation, paintings, and textile works at BlackRock Center for the Arts, as well as a major installation and related paintings for a two-person show with Mei Mei Chang at Montgomery College in 2014. Over the past year, she has undertaken a series of international artist residencies in Viborg, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; and Hafnarfjörđur, Iceland.

 


Current Outside Position

Professor Johnson is currently a practicing artist. Over the past year, she has undertaken a series of international artist residencies in Viborg, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; and Hafnarfjörđur, Iceland.

 


Distinctions

During spring 2012, she was the Artist in Residence at the Cafritz Foundation Center for the Arts at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 


Education

BA in English & Art, Rice University
MFA in Painting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign