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Erin Johnston

Erin Johnston is a multidisciplinary artist whose material interests lie within the fields of printmaking, painting, and paper sculpture. An early academic background in conservation biology informs her artistic inquiries, which aim to explore the intersections between living and manufactured ecosystems, consumerism and mortality. Johnston graduated with her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in 2022. She earned a post baccalaureate in studio art from Eastern Washington University in 2020, and a BS in wildlife biology from The Evergreen State College in 2013. She has exhibited work in St. Louis, Washington, and Idaho. She has produced public works for the City of Spokane, including a mural located within City Hall, and is the illustrator of “Búhos de Colombia,” a published field guide to Colombian owls. She is a recent recipient of an artist support grant through the Regional Arts Commission. Johnston teaches printmaking at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, and is the post-graduate fellow at Island Press.