Until Human Voices Wake Us. What hath reflection in a dry and thirsty land where no water is?, 18 drawings, 42″x31″ each, earth, glue, insufficient rain, ink, blood, dust, spit, and muck/paper, 1999. These drawings accompanied an installation, Degree of Difficulty, http://artscool.cfa.cmu.edu/~johnson/degree_of_difficulty.html.
Andrew Ellis Johnson’s exhibition topics have ranged from the apocalypse to animal nature and the disasters of war to the culture of class. Venues for his work have included museums, galleries, electronic arts and video festivals, public collaborations, conferences, books and journals in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is co-founder of PED, a socially engaged collective that has performed in Buffalo, Belfast, Chongqing, Rio de Janeiro, St. John’s and Tonawanda. Johnson received his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA at Carnegie Mellon, where he is Associate Professor of Art. Recent residencies and exchange projects include those at Korean National University of the Arts in Seoul, University of the Arts London at Camberwell, Fayoum International Art Center in Egypt, and Sites of Passage in Jerusalem/Ramallah/Pittsburgh.