28 June 2019 - 22 July 2019
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, 28 June 2019, 5 - 8 pm
I am fascinated by our relationship to animals and animal cognition in general, and am in love with animal forms. I share my life with two dogs, one looks like a wolf, and the other a fox, so they often become my muses and stand-ins for their wild ancestors. I also love deer and antelope; they are very feminine creatures because of their graceful movements and large eyes. I look at the animal's history with symbol and combine it with my own personal narrative. Often times, by using animals, I can tell universal stories which weave anthropology, art history, and spirituality - our shared humanness - better than their human counterparts.
Johanna Mueller is a printmaker, artist and entrepreneur, born and raised in Denver, now residing in Greeley, CO. She earned a BFA in printmaking from The Metropolitan University of Denver and an MFA in printmaking from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She currently teaches printmaking at Aims Community College in Greeley, CO and teaches engraving workshops across the nation. Johanna has been an artist in residence at the Jentel Artist Residency in Banner, WY, the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, WY and an artist in Residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO as well as the recipient of the Laila Twigg Smith Artist Residency Program at the Donkey Mill Arts Center, in Kona, HI.