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Johnson, Eric A.
Discipline: Printmaking

Eric A. Johnson is a printmaker currently devoting his creative energy to the linocut process. He uses the reductive method, carving a layered tapestry of interwoven lines that manifest as expressive trees glowing and vibrating in their brilliantly hued fantasy landscapes.

Eric was raised on a farm near Embden in eastern North Dakota. His interest in drawing developed early, often spending hours drawing cars, detailed space battles and cartoons. He graduated from Chaffee High School in 1991 with a class of eight students. After taking his first-ever art class with Wayne Tollefson at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Eric changed his major from psychology to art. He received his B.S. degree from NDSU in 1997, and his MFA degree from the University of North Dakota in 2001.

Since 2002, Eric has worked tirelessly on his prints and exhibited his artwork both regionally and nationally. Eric has taught intro and advanced printmaking at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has kept a studio at the excellent P.E.A.R.S. (printmaking education and research studio) at NDSU frequently since 1999. In 2005, Eric became an intern with P.E.A.R.S. where he continues to do his printmaking and assists the Master Printer, Kent Kapplinger with the studio, classes and shop duties.

For more information on Eric A. Johnson and his artwork, visit

To contact Eric, call 701-799-6518, or email

Eric A. Johnson
650 NP Avenue N
Fargo, ND 58102

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Moon over monday
Tree beyond the horizon
"Moon Over Monday"
"Tree Beyond the Horizon"
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