Liv Monique Johnson

 

Education

2015 - 2018                             Graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. MFA in Art. Primary Focus in Printmaking, Secondary in Sculpture

2009 - 2014                            Graduate of University of Hawai’i at Hilo, HI. BA in Art, Minor in Japanese Studies, Summa Cum Laude

 

Work Experience

2018 - Present Regional Recruiter, Texas Tech University School of Art, Houston, TX

2018 - Present Intern, Burning Bones Press, Houston, TX

2018                    Assistant Print Lab Manager, Texas Tech University Art Department, Lubbock, TX

2016                   Botanical Illustrator, Four New Species of Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) From the South Pacific Islands of Fiji, Dr. Melissa A. Johnson

2014 - 2015        Art Sales Consultant, Dreams of Paradise Gallery, Hilo, HI

2014                   Editor in Chief, Kanilehua Art and Literary Magazine, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI

2013 - 2014        Secretary, Board of Student Publications, University of Hawaii at Hilo

2012                   Printmaking Assistant, Margo Ray, Production of Honolulu Printmakers 2013 Gift Print, Hilo, HI

2012                   Intern, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro, MN

Teaching Experience

Summer 2018                          Instructor in Printmaking, Summer Discovery Art Program 2018, High School Section, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Spring 2018                             Teaching Assistant, Drawing II, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Fall 2017                                  Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Design I, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Summer 2017                          Instructor in Printmaking, Summer Discovery Art Program 2017, High School and Middle School Sections, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Spring & Fall 2017                   Teaching Assistant, Design I, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017           Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Printmaking: Intro, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016           Teaching Assistant, Printmaking II, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Fall 2012 - Summer 2015        Printmaking Studio Assistant, University of Hawaii at Hilo Art Department, Hilo, HI

 

Exhibitions

International

2014                   Group Exhibition Re-Imagining Paper and Fiber International Invitational Exhibition, Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, Hilo, HI (Juried by Michael Marshall,                                         Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at UH Hilo, Hilo, HI)

National

2017                  Group Exhibition Terminus; arrivals and departures - SGCI Member Exchange Portfolio Exhibition, Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA

2017                  Group Exhibition Eclectica Inc., Koa Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2016                  Group Exhibition Flux: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow - SGCI Member Exchange Portfolio Exhibition, Marriot Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR

2013                  Group Exhibition Collaborations, Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, Hilo, HI

State

2016                  Group Exhibition West, Far West. Lubbock/Marfa. Exhibition during Chinati Weekend. Crowley Theater Annex, Marfa, TX

2015                  Group Exhibition Honolulu Printmakers 87th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI (Juried by Sonnenzimmer, Press of Nick Butcher                                and Nadine Nakanishi, Chicago, IL)

2014                  Group Exhibition Honolulu Printmakers 86th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI (Juried by Liz Chalfin, Artist and Director of Zea                                  Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA)

Local

2018                 Group Exhibition 12x12x12, 5&J Gallery, Lubbock, TX

2018                 Group Exhibition Cross-Section; Sculpture Student Exhibition, Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX

2017                 Group Exhibition Walking the Periphery, LHUCA Warehouse, Lubbock, TX

2017                 Group Exhibition Garden of Dystopian Flights, Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX

2017                 Group Exhibition Frequency, LHUCA Warehouse, Lubbock, TX

2017                 Group Exhibition Print Waves, Graffiti Building at LHUCA, Lubbock, TX (Curated by High Plains Print + Music Festival)

2016                 Group Exhibition NoWhereHouse, LHUCA Warehouse, Lubbock, TX

2016                 Group Exhibition Sculpted Obstruction: Texas Tech University Sculpture Show, LHUCA Warehouse, Lubbock, TX

2016                 Group Exhibition Fall 2016 Annual MFA Candidate Group Show, Studio & South Galleries, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2016                 Group Exhibition Reach, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2015                 Group Exhibition Annual Student Day of the Dead Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2015                 Group Exhibition ‘Pickup Chad’ A Benefit Concert, Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, TX

2015                 Group Exhibition Fall 2015 Annual MFA Candidate Group Show, Studio & South Galleries, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2015                 Group Exhibition Category, Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, Hilo, HI

2015                 Group Exhibition Etc., Inc., Selected Works, The Pig and the Lady, Honolulu, HI

2015                 Group Exhibition Etc., Inc., Fishcake Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2014                 Group Exhibition 38th Annual Fall Art Festival, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI (Juried by Caroline Kilhour, Artist)

2014                 Group Exhibition Black & White Night, Dreams of Paradise Gallery, Hilo, HI (Juried by Suzan Starr, Gallery Owner, Hilo, HI)

2013                 Solo Exhibition College of Arts and Science Student Art Exhibit, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI

2013                 Group Exhibition 37th Annual Fall Art Festival, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI (Juried by Lauren C. Faulkner, Owner and Art Consultant at Fine Art                      Associates, Honolulu, HI)

2013                 Group Exhibition SummerAi Hilo - Past, Present, Future, Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, Hilo, HI

2011                  Group Exhibition aLive Art, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI

 

Curated Exhibitions

2018                Curator Lacuna: encounter to unknow; Liv M. Johnson MFA Thesis Exhibition, Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX

2018                Curator Crossroads: Featuring Works from Current UNM and TTU Graduate Printmakers, Studio 4 at Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, TX

2017                Curator Print-Curious, Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX

2016                Co-curator with Ashley Busby Passage: The Transference of Place, Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX

 

Organizations, Projects and Publications

Illustrations Published. Johnson, MA. 2017. Four New Species of Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) from the South Pacific Islands of Fiji. Phytokeys, Accepted. (Publication in the peer-  reviewed, open-access journal Phytokeys)

Tech Print Club. President 2016 - 2017. Vice President 2017- 2018

Etc., Inc. Art Collective  (Artist) 2015 - Present. Current members: Lonny Tomono, Jon Goebel, Tobias Brill, Leslie Samson-Tabakin, Jerilee Negrillo, Rann Sergeant, and Kevin Diminyatz. http://etc-inc.tumblr.com/  

Terminus; arrivals and departures (Artist) SGCI Member Portfolio Exchange, Atlanta, GA 2017

Flux: The Edge of Today and Tomorrow (Artist) SGCI Member Portfolio Exchange, Portland, OR 2016

Lateral Translations (Artist) Printmaking Portfolio Exchange Between Printmakers of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the Zayed University of Dubai, UAE. 2015

2015 Visiting Artist Print Collection: Volume I (Printer) University of Hawaii at Hilo Art Department, 2012 - 2015. http://hilo.hawaii.edu/~art/projects/

Kanilehua Art and Literary Magazine (Editor in Chief) Spring 2014 Issue, Hilo, HI. Spring 2014

 

Events and Conferences

2018 UFOs Over Lubbock; High Plains Printslinger Showcase (Artist) Lubbock, TX

2018               Altered Landscapes; Southern Graphics Council International Conference (Member) Las Vegas, NV

2018               Conflict: art practice addressing global concerns, 2018 Texas Sculpture
                         Symposium (Member and Volunteer), Lubbock, TX

2017               Terminus; Southern Graphics Council International Conference (Member) Atlanta, GA

2017               Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium (Co-Organizer) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2017               10th Annual School of Art Community Open House (Volunteer) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2017               Linoblock Printing Workshop (Volunteer) Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event, Frenship High School, Wolfforth, TX

2017               Print Austin 2017 PrintExpo (Artist) Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX

2016               Playing With Paper: Investigations into Three Dimensions (Student) Workshop with Lauren Kussro, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2016               Steam Roller Woodcut Printing Demonstration (Volunteer) Slaton Square, Slaton, TX

2016               Flux; Southern Graphics Council International Conference (Member) Portland, OR

2016               Saturday Morning Art Project (Volunteer) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2016               9th Annual School of Art Community Open House (Volunteer) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

Awards and Scholarships

2015 - 2017    Helen DeVitt Jones Talent-Based Art Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2016               Arrowmont Summer Program Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2014               Award for Excellence, Honolulu Printmakers 86th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School (Juried by Liz Chalfin)

2013               College of Arts and Science Dean’s Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Hilo

2013               Award of Excellence, 2013 Annual Student Art Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo

2011 - 2013     Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund

2009              Chancellor’s Scholar, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

 

Selected Bibliography

-Johnson, MA. 2017. Four New Species of Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) from the South Pacific Islands of Fiji. Phytokeys, Accepted. (Illustrations published in peer-reviewed, open access journal Phytokeys)

-Erin Franckhauser, “Students, Faculty Showcase Printmaking”, Daily Toreador March 21, 2017

  http://www.dailytoreador.com/lavida/students-faculty-showcase-printmaking/article_f241109c-0eb4-11e7-b532-2f2762e0a7e9.html

-Vincent Meyers, “September First Friday: Passage”, The Bowerbird September 12, 2016.

 http://www.thebowerbirdlbk.com/single-post/2016/09/12/September-First-Friday-Passage

- Michael Hale, “Last Week of Category by Etc., Inc.”, Hilo Online (blog). June 19, 2015.

  https://hiloonline.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/last-week-of-category-by-etc-inc/

- “‘Category’ By Etc., Inc. Coming to Wailoa Center”, Hawaii Tribune Herald, May 29, 2015.      

  http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/category-etc-inc-coming-wailoa-center

- Naomi Taga, “Etc., Inc. Opens at Fishcake”, FLUX Hawaii, March 19, 2015.

  http://fluxhawaii.com/etc-inc-opens-at-fishcake/

- “Etc., Inc.” Fishcake Fishbowl (blog). March 18, 2015.

  http://fishcakefishbowl.blogspot.com/

- Jenifer K Wofford, “Hilo Print”, WoffleHouse (blog). January 26, 2015.

  http://wofflehouse.com/blog/

- “‘Re-Imagining Paper and Fiber’ Exhibition Opens July 7”, Hawaii Tribune Herald, June 25, 2014.     

  http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/reimagining-paper-and-fiber-exhibition-opens-july-7

- “Art Students’ Work Recognized in Current Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition”, UH Hilo Press Releases, March 5, 2014.

  http://hilo.hawaii.edu/news/press/release/1416