FORA.tv Speaker - Mark Dean Johnson
Mark Dean Johnson was educated at Yale where he worked with Josef Albers, and at the University of California where he studied with Elmer Bischoff. Although trained as a painter, he has worked in arts administration as well as a teacher of painting. After teaching during the 1980s at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, he became the Associate Dean of Academic at the San Francisco Art Institute.
He is currently gallery director at San Francisco State University. His curatorial work includes a focus on California contemporary and historical art, and several of his projects have explored under represented contributions to regional art history. He is the project director of the California Asian American Artists Biographical Survey, funded by the NEH in association with the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art, and has co-curated exhibitions on the work of Chang Dai-chien (catalog available through the University of Washington Press), Dong Kingman and others.
He is also the editor of several books including Brian Tripp, At Work: The Art of California Labor and an upcoming anthology surveyed California Asian American Art. Mark Johnson is also a research fellow at the Stanford University Research Institute for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.
10.25.08 | 01:52:28 min
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