Oakland, California US
Profile Type: artist
Johanna Poethig is a visual and public artist who has exhibited internationally and has been actively creating public art works, murals, paintings, sculpture and multimedia installations for over 3 decades. She is one of 21 recipients of the prestigious California Arts Council Individual Artist Legacy Awards in 2022. Her art practice plays between realism and abstract forms, architectural and intimate scales, historic and present day events, collaborative processes and scientific research. She has worked in collaboration with other artists, architects, urban planners, design teams, youth and cultural groups. Over the course of her career she has been a bridge between diverse communities and professions in an evolving public sphere developing overlapping skills in communication, conceptualization, fabrication, collaboration and execution of ideas in multiple forms.