Carla Rae Johnson is an artist whose media include drawing, sculpture, conceptual, performance, and installation art. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts 2005 Fellow in Sculpture and a 1990 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited in solo, invitational, and curated shows in museums and galleries nationally and is included in numerous public and private collections. Since the mid 1980’s, the work has been consistently exhibited in the New York City area. Works by Carla Rae Johnson have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New Haven Register, The Journal News, and The Times Herald Record. She is represented by Ceres Gallery in Chelsea, and Maxwell Fine Arts in Peekskill, NY.
Having received a BS from Ball State University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa, Ms. Johnson has been making and teaching art for nearly 30 years. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Westchester Community College, SUNY, and is represented by Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY and Ceres Gallery in NYC.
"My art is directly connected to ideas that address issues of social, political, and cultural import. As an artist, I find the most challenging forms and concepts at the intersection of the visual and the verbal. Though most often classified as sculpture, the work includes drawings, installations, and performances. Media include: wood, assemblage, paper, metals, plastics, concrete, clay, and words."