Heather Johnson was born on May 20, 1990. She currently resides in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Using her attic as her studio, she explores a variety of materials. She is currently exhibiting her work at “Artist Street” in Calhoun Square in Uptown, Minneapolis. She contributed to a screen printing mural with Greg Gossel that is now a part of Normandale Community College’s permanent collection. Her collaborative work can also be seen on a mural at the Mall of America for Shane Anderson’s project Community on Canvas. She plans to graduate with her AFA in the Spring of 2016, and continue to graduate with a BFA in Studio Art.
My art is an exploration between the figure, color and pattern. My figurative work explores the softness, gentleness, and kindness of the human form. Working in pastels, watercolor, and India ink allows for each layer to bloom into a serene composition. I choose colors that are calm yet have a touch of whimsy.
Utilizing color and pattern in my mixed media work I am able to create a layered assortment of playful imagery. The Arts and Crafts movement and the bohemian culture predominately influence my style.
I see things as handmade, layered, and decorative. I see the world as having many layers that we continually build upon to make the place we live in a more colorful, spirited, and elaborate place to spend our existence.