Biography

Born in Macon, GA, Johannah spent much of her childhood ankle deep in Georgia red clay creek beds and in the marshes of the South Carolina low country. Her interest in nature began at an early age when she was tasked with collecting fiddler crabs and shrimp for fishing bait and picking blueberries in her family’s backyard. An avid gardener, traveler and trail runner, she reflects on her explorations of the natural world through her art. Johannah received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in painting as well as a minor in creative writing and book arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Her work has appeared in exhibitions that convey reflections of where she lives and how she relates that to the nature that exists there. Most notably, her work appeared in the Lee Walton video project at the New Museum in New York, a solo show at the Red Contemporary Gallery (Steamboat Springs), entitled Wandering From a Standstill, and Alpine Initiative’s Mountains are Awesome campaign in December, 2014. Johannah also participated in “Recycled Works” and “Keep St. Pete Special” while living in St. Petersburg, FL. She nows lives and works in Salt Lake City, UT where she teaches both art and early childhood special education.