Carmen Johnson

Who Needs Redemption

San Antonio, Texas

Carmen is a self taught artist who wanted to capture scenes from her childhood summers spent in Arkansas with her grandparents. She has had several solo shows and one residency at Rutgers Center for Print and Paper in 2005. During her residency she worked with the Master Printer and together they created “The Get Together” an adaptation of her original painting “Chit Chat and Apple Martini’s”. “The Get Together” was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2006 and is in the collections of nine museums around New Jersey. Her piece “Too Many Cooks” was published in “Looking Out, Looking In” by Adler/Proctor/Towne. In addition, Pomegranate Press has published note cards using four images of her work. In 2011, Carmen exhibited eighteen pieces of work at the Charles A. Wright African History Museum in Detroit, Michigan.

“Human beings are producing too much trash. Art using recycled items helps bring attention, discussion to the problem.“Carmen Johnson