Merritt Johnson

Merritt Johnson’s work is in numerous private collections in addition to the permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art and the Birmingham Museum of Art, and has been published in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, and Salish Seas: An Anthology of Text + Image (Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, 2011). Johnson was born in West Baltimore and spent her childhood navigating between trees, tarps, and concrete. She earned her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art.


This Is a Creation Story

This fall, multidisciplinary artist Merritt Johnson joined thousands of Indigenous people and their non-Indigenous allies at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to peacefully resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The proposed pipeline—which through the work of Energy Transfer Partners is currently 87 percent complete—would carry crude oil directly southeast […]

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