JEREMIAH JOHNSON was raised on a fruit and flower farm in North Central Pennsylvania. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University, before going on to get his MFA in print, paper and book arts from Syracuse University. Johnson’s work is included in several collections both regionally and internationally including the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke Virginia and the Servais Collection in Brussels Belgium.
There is a strong metaphorical quality to the combination of materials, images and installations where visual elements blend, then threaten to contradict each other, setting up a matrix that’s rich, personal, tense, restricting, and liberating all at once. This is what attracts me to mixed media. Every technique I use from found imagery, to printing, painting and cut vinyl has its own mark, its own voice, along with a cultural, conceptual and historical context. For me it is the blending and/or contrast of techniques that drives the work and makes it successful or not.
My interests are varied and directly influenced by the schizophrenic nature of the internet. I am also inspired by both popular and regional culture, folklore, personal struggle and America's healthcare system.