Eric Johnson is a visual artist that creates artworks where he challenges the viewer to contemplate and reflect on how mass consumption impacts the natural world. Interconnecting materials that range from concrete to paper, his work offers a reflection on our past, present, and future.
Eric is employed as the 3-D Facilities Manager and Art Department Saftery Coordinator at Sam Houston State University. He studied at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, earning multiple degrees in photography, photojournalism, and printmaking. He later attended graduate school, at Herron School of Art and Design, where he completed an MFA degree in Visual Arts. Eric has taught courses as an adjunct instructor at Herron School of Art and Design, managed the College of Wooster's Art Facilities, and is currently a vital support member in the Fine Arts Department at Sam Houston State Univeristy where he manages both the 3-D studio facilities and guides students from various specializations with an artist-in-residence mentality.
Eric is an active member of the art community and a member of SGCI, MAPC, Southern Illinois Printworks, Dayton Arts Council, Zygote Press, and The Sculpture Center. Some recent shows include Underbelly at the H Gallery in Ventrua, California, PhotoNow at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, Camera USA National Competion in Naples, Florida, The 11th Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition in the Janet Turner Print Museum located at California State University, After the Pedestal at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio, 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.