A Colorado-native, Johnson’s work has been informed by singular experiences such as herding cows on a Navajo Reservation, traveling upon the Silk Road and living in Venice, Italy. Johnson currently teaches and serves as Chair and Director of Art Studio at Colorado College. He is married to Electra Johnson and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Scott Johnson is a sculptor, photographer and installation artist interested in the relationship between perceptual experience and the ways we map and understand space. Johnson’s art pieces are characterized by the use of a wide range of materials from stone and wood to old maps and glass, and even wax, clay, books and binoculars.
His installations are meant to engage viewers in thought-provoking perceptual experiences. The artist describes his practice as threefold: collection, architectural intervention and experimentation. Through these elements, Johnson means to stimulate different readings, evoke landscape, and sensorial exploration. Overall, his work aims to provoke wonder and compel viewers to think critically about the ways we perceive, order and represent the world.