Angela Johnson

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Angela Johnson is a professional artist, creativity coach and educator based in Madison, Wisconsin.  She earned a master’s in Art Education, an MA in Art and an MFA with a focus in photography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Angela is a fixture in the Wisconsin arts scene, with 20+ years of experience maintaining public art studios, teaching workshops, facilitating programs, leading public art installations, and lecturing at universities. She has worked in museums, elementary schools, senior centers, colleges, and universities. She has inspired and helped people of every age — from toddlers to 95-year-olds — reaching far into the depths of their imagination to discover and channel their creativity. She also teaches workshops on mindfulness and yoga.

Artist Statement

I approach my photographic practice with curiosity and a sense of exploration. I often consider it a form of meditation. I incorporate digital as well as darkroom practices, and am drawn to alternative processes like cyanotypes, encaustic hand-colored images and alcohol transfers. Often my images become part of a book, box or larger installation.

Themes that often present themselves in my work are the natural world, patterns and repetition, family, storytelling and the idea of home. Using both macro and wide-angle lenses (literally and figuratively), I work to capture tiny details as well as vast landscapes within my work that allow the viewer to create meaning from the work for themselves.

areas of artistic expertise

  • Art Journaling
  • Alternative photo processes
  • Digital photography
  • Darkroom photography 
  • Installation art
  • Bookmaking 
  • Box making

Image: Gratitude Journals, davy board, decorative paper, watercolors
3.25”l, 2.5”w, .5”h, 2021

Angela will be available virtually on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am – 1pm. To schedule a visit, please contact her below.

Her residency will run from October 1, 2021 through January 20, 2022.