Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

Tricia Johnson

Master of Fine Arts – University of Guelph, 1996
Bachelor of Fine Arts – The University of Western Ontario, 1991


Current Projects

My recent intaglio printmaking has been comprised of fast gesture drawings and slow aquatints in two series titled "Etchings as Photographs" and "Photographs as Etchings". In linocut, I have been collecting images and photographs of supplemental and meaningless objects, that smell of retail, arranging them in compositional balance and carving them as thin lines into linoleum, as a remembrance of my past life as a window dresser. I further investigate paper as fiber by cutting down old prints and braiding them into something new.

Awards, Honours and Grants

University Teaching Awards 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
University Students' Council Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012
Arts and Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award 2011

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2014, Winner - Best in Printmaking
Prints Strand Fine Art, London ON March 2013, Exhibited with Jessica Desparois
Titles 7 Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie ON, 2010
Parkdale Business Association Nuit Blanche Shopping Bag Winner, Toronto ON, Oct. 2, 2010
Hard Twist: The Gladstone Hotel’s 3rd Annual Juried Textile Exhibition Toronto, ON 2008-2009

Recent Courses

VAS 1020 - Foundation of Visual Arts
VAS 2236a/b - Introduction to Print Media
VAS 2104b - Drawing Explorations
VAS 3330 - Advanced Print Media