Chris S. Johnson received his B.A. from Central Washington University and his M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a computer artist whose practice blends traditional material and new media. With a diverse background in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and metalsmithing, Johnson situates his work at the intersection between life and computers. Johnson’s work explores the relationship between digital and mystical cultures. In addition, his images often challenge the notion of the traditional image making process. Each piece explores an intricate narrative of figures, iconography and technology.
Chris S. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication at Northern Arizona University. He has developed electronic imaging studios and curriculum that explore a wide range of media including: print, web design, animation and multimedia. He teaches beginning and advanced courses designed to push boundaries of computer art. He lectures and exhibits widely in international and national venues, including the New York Digital Salon and SIGGRAPH.
Additional exhibitions include: MacWorld Expo Digital Art Gallery, New York, NY and Digital art in a Traditional World, Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA. He received first place, a prize of “most excellent”, at the SOKI, International Illustration CyberNet Competition. In addition, Johnson’s work was purchased by New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM and private collectors throughout the U.S. and South America.