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My teaching philosophy focuses on inspiring students to explore their own creative voice while maintaining a critical engagement with the artistic traditions that have shaped contemporary art theory and practice. I believe that in our increasingly trans-national and trans-cultural world that we should encourage students to expand the parameters of their artistic journey to include a more global perspective. During my years of teaching in Taiwan as a Fulbright instructor, as well as my experiences at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin I have studied the teaching practices of my colleagues while also examining the influence these teaching methods have had on the creative output of their students. As an instructor, I work to incorporate these diverse pedagogical approaches into my classroom, challenging students to reconsider their cultural assumptions about the definition and responsibilities of being an artist.
J. William Fulbright Awards: 2004, 2005
Wisconsin Regional Artist Association, 2010; Youth Service Award, 2010; The Alumnae Association of Northwestern University, research grant, 2007; Puffin Foundation, Ltd., performance grant, 2006
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Carl Johnson is a visual artist and painter whose body of work includes sculpture, installation, theater stage design and performance art. Before coming to SCAD, Johnson taught at Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin and was a Fulbright instructor in Taiwan. Johnson’s synthesis of his unique disciplines has spontaneously and organically generated a new visual language within the creative practice. Johnson’s work blurs the boundaries between multiple disciplines, allowing thought and emotion to intersect and become amplified through the relationship of his unique visual elements.