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David Johnson

David Johnson

Profile Location
Muncie , IN

David B. Johnson was born across the big river in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He went to public school, baled hay, was a busboy, janitor, liquor store clerk, and house painter. He picked apples in Washington state, built grain elevators on the Mississippi River, fell off the Christmas tree truck, and stacked boxes in the Sears catalog warehouse in Minneapolis. He studied printmaking with Virginia Myers at the University of Iowa, with Fred Hagstrom at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Robert Wolfe at Miami University. He has taught Drawing and Printmaking at Ball State University since 1988. He has shown his work in approximately 400 exhibitions since 1983.

Artist Statement

I have great appreciation for the low tech aspect of Relief prints. I can make a woodcut or linocut easily on my kitchen table, on a desk in a spare room or in my basement. All I need is a glass palette and an ink knife, a gouge, a roller and a wooden spoon to print with. I am inspired by the work of my heroes; Erich Heckel. Shiko Munakata, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Joanna Anos
Cynthia Back
Cameron Bailey
Diana Behl
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Chandler Brutscher
Hunter Bryan
Anne Burton
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Julian Davies
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Colin Gillespie
Jean Gumpper
Amy Haney
Melissa Harshman
Cheryl Hochberg
David Johnson
Nina Jordan
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Jun Lee
Charlene Liu
Jennifer Martin
KyeongAh Min
Brooke Molla
Steven Munoz
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Bonnie OConnell
Ali Osborn
Jager Palad
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Piotr Stachlewski
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Catherine Wild
Josh Winkler
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
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