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Kim Johnson

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

I began drawing at the age of five, creating on pieces of scrap paper that my mom brought home from work. I would draw for hours, decorating our refrigerator to the point of not being able to see the door handle nor where the refrigerator ended and the freezer began. I was commissioned to draw my first portrait at the age of thirteen. I graduated from Catholic Central High School, and was mentored and encouraged both spiritually and artistically by Mr. James Wisneski, my art teacher. His encouragement meant the world to me. I also achieved the sought-after Art Award in my senior year. am also a graduate of Aquinas College with a dual Major, having acquired my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography/Drawing and Broadcast Communication. My work has been displayed in a variety of venues, including The Grand Rapids Public Museum, The Richard App Gallery, The Grand Rapids Parent Magazine, and has been featured on the TV show, Eight West.

Kim's ArtPrize Entries

These are Kim's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    and this is our story

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Kim Johnson
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    Still They Wait

    2012 ArtPrize Entry Kim Johnson
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