The typical focus of my work pertains to the complex emotional and social situations that I have perceived in my own life. Complex trauma, mental health, identity politics, feminism, and the exploration of societal constructs, are all themes that I explore regularly through conceptual imagery. While my work is not typically joyful, I find relief in working with silly content and bright colors. Here, my work diverges from its typical narrative, and becomes something of play and whimsey. This part of my practice involves the contemplative, curious, and cheerful emotions that balance out my trauma based work.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Meg Johnson (she/they) grew up in West Michigan. Their mother was a graphic design artist that graduated from Kendall College Of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan, she now follows her mother’s passion for art by studying PreK-12 education at the School Of The Art Institute of Chicago. They fell in love with education as a result of her two deeply devoted high school art teachers pushing her growth since she was 15 and firmly believes that education is activism. Meg now focuses their work on feminism, personal narrative, mental illness, with a focus on figurative studies and anatomy.
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