Susan Kay Johnson
DOB: August 13, 1953 in Elgin, Illinois
108 West 5th Street(85705)
CURRICULUM VITAE • Page 1
1984 Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
1977 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
1977 Art Education and Art Therapy Degree, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL.
1977-84 Apprenticeship in Modeling, Mold making, and Casting, Eldon Danhausen,
1985-10 classes in welding, wed page design, foundry,print making, clay, glazing, video
1995-2000 Art Research Tours International Studies/ Italy, Spain, Holland, France, Mexico
Work Experience/ Teaching:
2007-13 The Drawing Studio/ Adults and Children/ Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture
1986-2004 University Of Arizonia, Tucson, Az. Adjunct, Figure Sculpture
1992-2013 Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ. Instructor, Sculpture I & II, Basic Design, Figure Drawing, and Drawing I&2, Figure Sculpture
1995-2000 Italy Teaching and Research Tours(6 weeks) Drawing, painting, Art History /Pima College
1998-2001 Tucson Parks and Rec., Ceramic Sculpture, Hand Building, and Figure Sculpture
1990-2013 Tucson Museum of Art School, Adult and Children Programs / Tucson, AZ. Instructor, painting, drawing, figure drawing, and sculpture classes.
1976-1985 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL. Intern, figure modeling. Student teacher, Young Artist’s Studio and Figure Drawing.
1982-83 Studio Four Art Center, Chicago, IL. Full time instructor, sculpture
2007-13 Ground Murals Tucson Museum of Art
2004-07 Dumbar Spring Mural Project
2000 Banners for city of Tucson
1997 R. Carlos Nikai, Male Figure
1995-96 TV Production, Legends, Portrait Bust of Richard Anderson .
1994-95 United Artists Productions, Tank Girl: 16’ x 8’ x 8’ sculpture, Landscape Torso.
1994-95 Tucson Unified School District/Independent Citizens’: Relief Sculpture
1994-95 Arizona Opera Company, Wagner’s Four Rings: Leather Armor (52 pieces)
1994 MET Research Corporation - Sculpture.
1992 Tucson Community Cable Corporation, Tucson, AZ - Mural.
1991 Festival & Event Grant, All Souls’ Day Festival, Tucson, AZ
1991 Artist in Residence, Tucson Partnership, Inc.,
1992 Posse, motion picture production - Oil Painting.
1992 Arizona Opera Company, Wagner’s The Valkyrie - Leather Armor (21 pieces)
1991 Tucson Partnership Video - Sculptural Signs.
1986-87 Hilton Hotel East, Tucson, AZ - Life Size Figure.
1991 Robin AaBerg - Leather Mask: Beauty’s Beast.
1989-91 Carolyn Susnow - Portrait Bust.
1999-2012 Restoration of an old church 1914/ convering to studio and home.
1995-2012 Developing Glazing and Clay Slip Glazing, Pima College and Parks and Rec. and TMA
1995-2000 Research and Study in Italy, Spain, Holland& France ( Paint, Draw, Sculpt, Print)
1990-95 Arizona Opera Company, Tucson, AZ. Leather forming techniques.
1987-90 The American Veteran, the Vietnam Veteran Workshops. Therapy with veterans.
1986 University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Department, Tucson, AZ. Mold development for glass casting.
1983-1989 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL and the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Rubber mold making and casting techniques.
Competitions and Awards:
Mural for Tucson Art Market Square/1999
TMA Ed. Courtyard, Finalist, Design Team/ 1999
Golf Course Commission, Finalist, City of Tucson/1997
Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ. Merit Award/1990
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ. Best of Show/1990
The James Wilbur Johnson Sculpture Competition, Washington, DC. Best of Show1986
Corcoran School of the Arts, Washington, DC. Sculpture competition/1983
National Sculpture Society Awards, Washington, DC. Finalist/1984
John Gregory Memorial Prize, Washington, DC. Recipient/1985
Charles Hayden Sculpture Competition, Tempe, AZ. Finalist/1994
1995Lucile Wright Sculpture Competition.
Art Featured in Video and Cinema:
2008 Arizona Illustrated “ All Souls Processional Parade
1998 Arizona Illustrated; " Studio 113, Works by Susan Kay Johnson, KUAT - PBS
1996 Legends, TV Production/ Fox- Produced by Richard Dean Anderson
1995 Tank Girl, United Artists Productions
1994 Seduced by Evil, TV movie produced by Suzanne Summers
1992 Posse, New Town Productions
1990-2008 All Souls’ Day Processional Festival, Produced by the Tucson Community Cable Corporation
1991 Sculptural Signage: Parts I and II, Produced by Tucson Community Cable Corporation
1991 Revealing Hidden Secrets, Produced by Susan Kay Johnson and Dennis Darling
1991 Fine Art for Fine Causes, Arizona Illustrated, Produced by KUAT Channel 6 (PBS), Tucson, AZ
1990 Miller Homes, Produced by KVOA Channel 4 (NBC), Tucson, AZ
1990 The Shane Eden Show, Tucson Community Cable Corporation, Tucson, AZ
1988 Arizona Illustrated : The Sculptures and Drawings of Susan Kay Johnson, KUAT Channel 6 (PBS), Tucson, AZ
1987 Processes of My Work, Produced by Susan Kay Johnson and Shane Eden for the Hilton Hotel East, Tucson, AZ
1986 Internal Fragmentation, Funded and produced by Susan Kay Johnson
1985 Women in the Arts, Funded by the Milwaukee Museum
1983 From the Vatican to Present day, Funded by Loyola University & Chicago Art Institute
2010-13 Tucson Sculpture Festival
2011-12 The Art Expresso Cafe
2010-12 The Drawing Studio/ Figure show
2012-13 The Tucson Museum of Art Art Market
2003-13 Opening of Studio 108/ West 5th Street
1994-13 Artist Studio Tours
2003-07 Drawing Studio/ Sculpture Show/ drawing and painting
2002 -4 U. Of A. Faculty Show
2001-3 Temple of Music and Art/ TMA, "Prints, Paintings & Sculpture
1998-2002 Pima College Art Center Gallery, "Prints
1998 Cafe Quebec, "Paintings, One Woman Show
1996-97 Pima College Art Center Gallery, Sculpture
1986- Etherton Gallery
1994-5 Arrington’s Gallery, Tubac, Az.
1993 Temple Of Music and Art
1993 Screening Room, Tucson
1992 Tempe Arts
1992 Sky Harbor Air Port
1991 Museum, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff
1991 Congress Street Gallery
1991 Mask, AKA Theater
1991 Tucson Art Expo
1990 Scottdale Wilheim Gallery
1990 Scottsdale Center for the Arts
1986 U.of A. Museum of Art with Judy Dater
1986 U.ofA. Drama Department
1985 Frumkin & Struve Gallery/ Chicago
1985 Dart Gallery/ Chicago
1985 ARC Gallery / Chicago
1984 Chicago Art Institute Museum
1984 Alexis Urba Gallery
1977 The School of the Chicago Art Institute