With formal and informal training my artistic abilities and styles are versatile in many mediums and professional capacities. As an illustrator my work has been used in anthropological texts both for its accuracy in detail and its imaginative and historic qualities. As a muralist I have had commissions for children's bedrooms. Additionally, my work in watercolor, ink, oils, and acrylics have been commissioned by musicians, public institutions and private collections.
S T E F A N J O H N S O N
530 N. Jenison Avenue
Lansing, MI 48915
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Fifteen years experience curating exhibitions, communicating with artists and gallery owners.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, working with and managing others in results driven environments.
• Exceptional communication skills in human relations exhibiting sensitivity in negotiation, listening, and developing rapport with external benefactors.
• Development of projects and events promoting community arts.
-Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
-Adobe CS5 Master Suite
-Mac Operating System
-ANGEL course management software
2011-present Director of Curation, Art Alley
-Hang art for exhibitions
-Direct public relations
-Web content development
2011-present Graphic Design Consulting, Potter Park Zoo
-Research and Development
-Sign content development
2010-2011 Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University
-Assist students during office hours and via email
-Create and administer exams
-Grade final essays, exams, and formulation of grading rubrics
-Write and administer lectures to 200+ students/class
2009-2011 Archeological Illustration, Michigan State University Department of Anthropology
-Detailed illustrated reproduction of artifacts for publication
2007-2009 Archaeological Illustration, University of Minnesota Department of Anthropology
-Detailed illustrated reproduction of artifacts and historical life scenes for publication
1998-2009 Curator, Independent Artists Collective of Minneapolis
-Management of twenty artists’ art in preparation for large exhibitions
-Meeting deadlines, cooperating.
-Press release composition and distribution
1997-2009 Professional Artist
-2011: Capitol City Creative Productions Exhibition/curator/artist
-2009: Senior Thesis Exhibition Presenter/curator/artist
-2005: Artura Gallery: Curator/artist/event coordinator
-2000: De Stillo Gallery: Curator/artist/event coordinator/public relations
-1999: Salon 500: Curator/artist/event coordinator/public relations
(Further references available upon request)
2009-2011 Master of Arts, Michigan State University
Concentration: Indigenous Studies, Visual Communication, Cultural
2006-2009 Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota
Majors: Anthropology, American Indian Studies Concentration: Native American Policy and Law, Cultural Heritage
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES and ACHIEVEMENTS
2010 Published Works, Indigenous Policy Journal
-Cree Autonomy: A Re-examination of Domestic Dependence
2009-2010 Event Coordinator, Graduate Students in Anthropology
-Organization and execution of graduate student educational seminars and fundraising events
2007 Educational Workshop Coordinator, Park Elementary School
-Promote life-long literacy interest in elementary setting
-Organize and conduct large educational seminars
2006-2009 Officer, University of Minnesota Anthropology Club
-Organize club meetings, activities, and annual conferences
-Manage guest speakers for bi-weekly meetings
-Organize and assist with fundraising and outreach
INTERESTS Community arts development, Native American cultures in current and historical contexts, activity-based learning, curriculum development, community outreach and development, cultural heritage preservation, archeological illustration, urban agriculture, and archival research.