JOHNSON, Emma Jane

1967 - ?

Emma Johnson

Emma Jane Johnson was born at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire in 1967. Emma studied at the Jacob Kramer College at Leeds Arts University 1985-1986, the University of Reading 1986-1990, gaining a B.A. (hons) Fine Art and at the Slade School of Fine Art 1990-1992 for a Higher Diploma in Fine Art. Emma reconstructs maps by cutting paths and layers to transform the originals into complex new objects and as functional items rendered unreadable, they suggest symbolic journeys, both geographical and artistic, and an attempt to communicate and pin down the streams of information and thought that characterise lives. With Michael Lumb, in 1999 they set-up the GRIP partnership to generate and curate international exhibitions in Ipswich and abroad. She has had mixed exhibitions at 'The Map as Art', Christopher Henry Gallery, New York; 'Response', Landguard Fort, Felixstowe; 'The Art of Mapping', Air Gallery, London and a solo exhibition at 'Points of Reference', Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. A former member of the Freudian Sheep Artists, she lived at Kesgrave, Ipswich and works from Asylum Studios, Bentwaters, Suffolk.

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