Pamela Johnson is a visual artist whose work includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptural objects and collaborations. She has exhibited widely in New England and the Midwest, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.
Johnson moved to Lewiston, Maine in 1999 to join the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Bates College. She advises senior theses and teaches painting, drawing, printmaking and intermedia courses. She has taught at Bennington College, Montserrat College of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a Boston shelter for homeless women and children, a Cambridge multi-cultural children’s’ center, community colleges and elder hostels in Massachusetts, and workshops in Mexico and France.
In addition to teaching, Johnson has held several positions in the arts, including assistant to Helen Frankenthaler in New York City and Connecticut, and Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings to Dr. Elizabeth Broun (currently director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum) when she was at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas.
Johnson holds a B.F.A. in Art History from the University of Kansas, a B.F.A. in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Bennington College. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986. She was born in Manhattan, Kansas in 1958.