Garth Johnson - Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist

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02/16/2021 Added
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Garth Johnson - Ceramics Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist 2/10/2021 Writer, curator and educator Garth Johnson is the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art, where he oversees their world-renowned Ceramics collection. Johnson received his B.F.A. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his M.F.A. from Alfred University. Before moving to Syracuse, Garth served as the Curator of Ceramics at the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and spent seven years as a Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Johnson is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century. His research interests range from 1960s and 70s artist-led movements in the field of ceramics to the intersection of clay, video, and performance. His recent exhibitions at the Everson include The Floating Bridge: Postmodern and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Renegades & Reformers: American Art Pottery, and Earth Piece: Conceptual and Performative Works in Clay. His writing has been published nationally and internationally, with recent contribution to the books Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature and Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe.

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