The Narrative Impulse: How a narrative artist had a mid-life crisis, started writing novels, and became sort of a metalsmith.

Mary Frisbee Johnson will discuss her work in metals within the context of exploring narrative imagery in a wide variety of media.

FrisbeeJohnson_HeroinesAbout Mary:

Mary Frisbee Johnson (MFA, Printmaking and Installation Sculpture, University of Cincinnati) is currently a Professor of Drawing in the Department of Art at University of Northern Iowa – Cedar Falls. She is a native of Montana and currently divides her time between Iowa and her studio in Waldport, OR. Prior to her appointment at UNI, she taught in the School of Art, Florida State University – Tallahassee, and the School of Art, Arizona State University – Tempe. She is the author of a foundations textbook, Visual Workouts: A Collection of Artmaking Problems, published by Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Mary Frisbee Johnson’s work in drawing, metals/jewelry, mixed-media sculpture, and installation sculpture has been exhibited extensively in over ninety national and international exhibitions, including twenty solo exhibitions, and her work is in the collection of the British Museum, London, England.