Tricia Johnson currently resides in London, Ontario, where she is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University, teaching Foundations of Visual Arts and Print Media. Her artwork includes both traditional and experimental printmaking alongside her explorations into paper-based fiber art.
Department Chair, Prof. John Hatch writes of her work: Her recent intaglio printmaking has been comprised of fast gesture drawings and slow aquatints in two series titled “Etchings as Photographs” and “Photographs as Etchings.” In linocut, she has been collecting images and photographs of supplemental and meaningless objects, that smell of retail, arranging them in compositional balance and carving them as thin lines into linoleum, as a remembrance of her past life as a window dresser. She further investigates paper as fiber by cutting down old prints and braiding them into something new. Please visit her website for more information. She will be exhibiting her work at the virtual exhibit Hiding in Plain Sight hosted through the Embassy Cultural House launching on Friday, October 30th.