Tricia Johnson


Tricia Johnson, Undergraduate Chair

Assistant Professor (Visual Arts Studio Foundations)
M.F.A., University of Guelph, 1996
B.F.A., The University of Western Ontario, 1991

Current Projects

Tricia Johnson currently resides in London, Ontario where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University, teaching Foundations of Visual Arts and Print Media. Her artwork includes both traditional and experimental printmaking alongside her explorations into paper based fibre art.

Her recent intaglio printmaking has been comprised of fast gesture drawings and slow aquatints in two series titled “Etchings as Photographs” and “Photographs as Etchings”. In linocut, she has been collecting images and photographs of supplemental and meaningless objects, that smell of retail, arranging them in compositional balance and carving them as thin lines into linoleum, as a remembrance of her past life as a window dresser. She further investigates paper as fibre by cutting down old prints and braiding them into something new.

Awards, Honours and Grants

University Teaching Awards 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012
Arts and Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award 2011

Fibreworks 2018 Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON, September- November 2018

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2014, Winner - Best in Printmaking

Print London: With Love The Arts Project, London ON, Feb 9 – 15, 2015

Prints Strand Fine Art, London ON March 2013, Exhibited with Jessica Desparois

Titles 7 Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie ON, 2010

Parkdale Business Association Nuit Blanche Shopping Bag Winner, Toronto ON, Oct. 2, 2010

Hard Twist: The Gladstone Hotel’s 3rd Annual Juried Textile Exhibition Toronto, ON 2008-2009

Recent Courses

VAS 1020 - Foundation of Visual Arts
VAS 2236a/b - Introduction to Print Media
VAS 2104b - Drawing Explorations
VAS 3330 - Advanced Print Media