Education: University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (BA)
I playfully contemplate my upbringing in Midwestern suburbia where a culture of over-indulgence and herd mentality gives way to sprawling freeways, hyper-manicured subdivisions, big box stores, and strip mall wastelands. My current work portrays a cast of impish characters that both mock and celebrate the gluttony and banality of Middle America. The subjects of my recent prints are mammalian creatures that are restrained and stranded in sparse and absurd environments; these horned beasts are scapegoats of sorts, burdened with the task of both personifying and deflecting my dismay at the antics of myself and my suburban brethren.
Johanna Winters divides her allegiance between the great states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, where beer, cheese, and mosquitos are ample. She received a B.A. in studio arts from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and upon graduation, competed on an Olympic development cross country ski team based in the Upper Midwest. She has worked as the Education Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, and taught printmaking as an Associate Lecturer at UW-Green Bay. In the winter of 2015 Johanna completed a printmaking residency at Guttenberg Arts in New Jersey. Her prints have been included in juried exhibitions, print biennials, and portfolios, most recently in Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Germany.