Jeremiah Johnson

Region: Northeast


City / State: Williamsport, PA

 Jeremiah Johnson’s work combines an expressive hand and the use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering. His work explores the dislocation between the contemporary drama of “dream and reality”—the notion that the world offers you both in different guises but gives you neither. He is also interested in the influence that commercial representations have on his own visual ideas about folklore, culture, and survival. These visual ideas are developed interchangeably in drawing and digital design and finished through painting, print, sculpture, and found material assemblage. Johnson was raised on a fruit and flower farm in the mountains of North Central Pennsylvania. He makes art in the studio he shares with his wife and fashion designer Duyen Nguyen in North Central Pennsylvania, as well as in South Vietnam.