Utilizing various mediums, Eric D. Johnson researches how outside influence, both individual and communal, corrupts our innate moral code, for better or worse. He harnesses the processes of numerous mediums, as a tool to reflect on humanity’s complex relationship with one another and nature. Interconnecting materials that range from concrete to paper, his work offers a reflection on our past, present, and future.
Eric is a printmaker, painter, photographer, sculptor, and installation artist currently employed as the Studio Arts Technician at The College of Wooster in Ohio. He studied at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for his undergraduate studies, earning multiple degrees in both fine arts photography, photojournalism, and printmaking. He later attended graduate school, at the Heron School of Art and Design, where he completed his MFA degree in Visual Arts/ Public Life with a concentration in Printmaking. Eric has taught printmaking courses as an adjunct instructor at Herron School of Art and Design and is a vital support member in the Fine Arts Department at The College of Wooster where he manages both the 2-D and 3-D studio facilities and guides and mentors students from both 2-D and 3-D specializations with an artist-in-residence mentality.
Eric is an active member of the art community and is an active member of the Southern Graphics Council International, Mid America Print Council, Southern Illinois Printworks, Dayton Arts Council, Zygote Press, and The Sculpture Center. Some recent shows include Camera USA National Competion in Naples, Florida, The 11th Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition at the Janet Turner Print Museum located at the California State University, After the Pedestal at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Altruistic Prints in the MacKenzie Gallery at The College of Wooster, Encounter II: Fantasy and Science and Fiction Exhibition at the Garfield Park Arts Center in Indianapolis, IN, and his M.F.A. Thesis exhibition in the Basile Gallery located at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana.