C E Johnson (b. 1978) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist working and living in Alabama.  Place, landscape, and the idea of "the sacred" are important themes in Johnson’s work and she takes inspiration from the materials she works with. Recently, she has been interested in utilizing locally sourced minerals (like marble, shale, and chalk), to create paintings, sculpture, and ceramic works. Johnson’s work has been exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NY; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, Alabama; Gallery 901, Selma, Alabama. Johnson received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In her words, "My aim is to imagine a spiritual aesthetic or a history of sacred images, objects, sounds, and places through the lens of my own Southern Protestant heritage where these kinds of ideas and objects are pointedly and historically absent." Learn more at www.cejohnson.art.



Thursday, January 7, 2021