Mary Frisbee Johnson
Professor of Art
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Mary Frisbee Johnson (MFA, University of Cincinnati) has taught for thirty-five years in many areas of art study: drawing, painting, foundations, mixed-media, art appreciation, and contemporary art seminars. At UNI, she teaches drawing, and professional practices (a course about building a successful career in the arts).

She is the author of Visual Workouts: A Collection of Artmaking Problems, a foundations textbook published by Prentice-Hall. Her work in drawing, installation sculpture, mixed media sculpture, and metals has been exhibited extensively in over eighty national and international exhibitions, including twenty solo exhibitions, and is in the collection of the British Museum in London.

Her selected recent exhibitions include: Creative Adaptation in the Visual Arts, Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor MI 2010. Second Iowa Metals Guild Exhibition, Figge Museum of Art, Davenport IA, 2009. Solo exhibition, New Works in Tin and Silver, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University, Smithville TN, 2008. The First Iowa Metals Guild Exhibition, Herzen

State Pedagogical University of Russia, St Petersburg, Russia, 2008. International group exhibition, Anti-War Medals Traveling Exhibition, Gallery IO, New Orleans LA, 2008. 2007 Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art and Craft, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland OR. 25th Smithsonian Crafts Show, National Building Museum, Washington DC, 2007. Her work is exhibited on a permanent basis at Artisan's Gallery, New York NY.

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On this page, works by Mary Frisbee Johnson include (above) Tee Many Martoonies; (top right) Alsea Boy (drawing installation); (right) Catch and Release (brooch); (far right) Cartouche (Two Peas in a Pod); and (below right) Little House Big Tree.

For more examples of her work, click here to visit her website.