2003        MFA, Penn State University, PA

1998       BS, Wheaton College, IL


Professional Experience

2015-Present      Associate Professor, Kent State University

2010-2015          Associate Professor, Eastern Oregon University,  La Grande, OR

2004-2010         Assistant Professor, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR        

2003                   Visiting Professor, Alberta College of Art and Design, Alberta CA

2002                   Adjunct Professor, Penn State University, State College, PA


Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018 Peter Christian Johnson and Ryan LaBar, Liling, International Ceramics Expo, Liling, China

2018 Acts Of Contrition, Sculpture Space NYC, Long Island City, New York

2016        Poise, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA

2015        Fluid: Bobby Silverman and Peter Christian Johnson, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR

2015        Collapse, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA

2014        Peter Christian Johnson, Pendleton Art Center, Pendleton, OR

2013       Artifact and Object, Esvelt Gallery, Pasco, WA 

2013        Remnants, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2008        Peter Johnson/ Kerry Loewen, Betty Feves Gallery, Pendleton, OR

2007       Peter Johnson/ Gill Martin, Gallery Space, Bellevue, WA

2006       Studies in Excavating Self, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2004        8 Internal Views, KIT, Calgary, AB Canada

2003        Questions of Containment, Zo1ler Gallery, State College, PA 

2003        Thoughts on Kenosis, Adams Hall Gallery, Wheaton, IL 

2002        Three Dimensional Illuminations, Sheets Gallery, Altoona, PA


Selected Group Exhibitions    


Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

Defining Dimensions, Canton Art Museum, Canton, OH

Geologic Shift, University of Minnesota Wilson Library as part of the NCECA Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Alternate Endings, University of Minnesota Library as part of the NCECA Conference, Minneapolis, MN


Friends of CSULB CCC, The Pit Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

After The Pedestal, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

Knight Foundation Curated Storefront Project, Akron, Ohio

Spring Salon, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH

Supermud/Futuremud; Penn State Alumni Exhibition, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA (catalog)

Zanesville Prize Finalists Exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH

Small and Wonderful, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH


Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Seiler’s Gallery, Zanesville, OH

Soft Geometry, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH

Contemporary Ceramics:A Dairy Barn Invitational, Athens , OH

Art and Science: Focus on Glaze,  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

Eutectic Gallery at NCECA Expo, Portland, OR

Method Accumulation, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR(march)

Kent State University School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Kent, OH


Pottery Northwest 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA

Indulge, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Man and Made, MSU Fine Art Gallery, Kansas city, MO


Ceramattack, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis MO

@Infinitum, Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH

 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Zanesville, OH

 Glazed and Diffused, Ferrin Contemporary, Cummington, MA

  Rhythm, Repetition,Ritual (invited artist), Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

 Featured Objects, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

 Eastern Oregon University Faculty Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande OR


Nurtured in Nature, LH project in the Pearl, Portland, OR

Slip,Slab,Coil,Pinch, Press, Throw, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR

Ceramic Top 40 (selected works), Gallery 224, Cambridge, MA

San Angelo National Ceramics Exhibition, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX

Emerged: After the Residency, Lilstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

NCECA Archie Bray Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI        


Ceramic Top 40, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

Earth Moves, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO

Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Kolva - Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

Fellowship Exhibition, Warehouse Gallery, ABF, Helena, MT

2013 Resident Artist Exhibition, Warehouse Gallery, ABF, Helena, MT

Honored Artist of Eastern Oregon, ArtsEast Gallery, La Grande, OR

Archie Bray Residents, 18 Hands Gallery, NCECA, Houston, TX 

Interpretation of the Object, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT


Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics, SFCC, Santa Fe, NM

NCECA Emerging Artist Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

Deviations From Comfort, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

A Decade of Distinction: LH Project Exhibition at NCECA, Seattle, WA        

Archie Bray Residents, Kolva Sulivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

East Meets West, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Eastern Oregon Biennial, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR

Eastern Oregon University Art Faculty, North Santiam Gallery, Albany, OR


Tapped, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Recent Acquisitions, North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Bray Residents, Kolva-Sulivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

Union County Grant Recipients, Union County Art Center, La Grande, OR

Resident Artists and 2011 Artists to the Edge, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena,MT

12th Annual Clay Invitational, Art Spirit, Coeur d’alene, ID

2 by 2: Small Scale Sculpture Biennial, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 

EOU Faculty Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR


Un-wedged, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA


Clay on the Wall, TTU School of Art, Lubbock, TX

Descendent/ Emergent, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

EOU Faculty Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR


Crossing the Blues, Satellite Gallery, La Grande, OR


Clay Mechanics II, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Art Slate 2007, Condon Armory, Condon, OR

Eastern Oregon University Faculty Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR


Eastern meets Western, Opis6 Gallery, Eugene, OR


Art Slate 05, Condon Armory, Condon, OR

Eastern Oregon University Faculty Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR


Seasons Faire, Nightingale Gallery,  La Grande, OR

Clay Mechanics, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio (at NCECA), Indianapolis, IN

ECACA National Juried Art Show, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO


ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB

1000 Miles Apart Faculty Exhibition,  McDermit Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Graduate Research Exhibition, Hub Gallery, University Park, PA


Vehicles, SoFA Gallery, Indiana State University, Bloomington, IN.

Baker’s Dozen, Adam and Art Gallery, Bellefonte, PA


Intercourse: A collaborative effort, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

Odyssey Resident Artist Exhibit, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, PA

Odyssey Resident Artists, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC

 Past & Present, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC



2019 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

2018 Nominated for 2020 United States Artist Fellowship

2018 Kent State University Summer Research Grant

2017        Zanesville Prize, First Place in Sculpture Category

2017        Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

2017        Honorable Mention, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale

2015        Zanesville Prize Finalist

2014        Union County Cultural Coalition Visual Artist Grant

2014        Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Foundation Career Opportunity Grant

2013        Rudio Autio Grant for Creative Initiatives

2012        Matsutani Fellow, Archie Bray Foundation

2012        NCECA Emerging Artist

2012       Oregon Cultural Trust Individual Artist Fellowship Grant

2012        Eastern Oregon Biennial, Selected Artist Award

2011        Ceramics Monthly, Emerging Artist 

2011         Union County Cultural Coalition Visual Artist Grant

2007        EOU Faculty Scholars Grant

2005        EOU Faculty Scholars Grant

2005        Artist AwardArt Slate 2005

2004        Best of Show (3D)  Seasons Faire

2003        1st Place: Penn State University Graduate Research Exhibition



2018 Maake Magazine Issue 8, November, 2018

2018      Artnet Asks: Gallerist Jeffrey Spahn on the Booming Market for Ceramics,, March, 2018

2018      Mastering Hand building, Sunshine Cobb, Voyageur Press, January 2018

2017      Still Standing, Canvas Magazine, Carlo Wolff, November 2017

2017      “Covering All the Angles”, Review of Soft Geometries Exhibition in Columbus Dispatch, Oct, 2017

2017       Relational Learning:ACAD ceramics Visiting Artists, The First 3 Decades

2017       Peter Christian Johnson on the Mortality of Architecture,, October 2017

2016      Sculpture Techniques; Ceramic Arts Handbook Series, American Ceramic Society, January, 2016

2015      Constructing Labor, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 102, 2015

2015      American Art Collector, Structure and Fluidity, October, 2015

2015      Ceramics Monthly, From Idea to Form, Sept, 2015

2015      Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Top 40 Review, June, 2015

2015      Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, April, 2015

2014        Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, April, 2014

2013        Exhibitions, CFile,

2013        Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, April, 2013

2013        New Ceramics : European Ceramics Magazine, January, 2013

2013        Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, January, 2013

2012        NCECA Journal, 2012 Emerging Artist

2012        Creating Linus Art Magazine, Interview, September, 2012

2012        Pottery Making Illustrated, Jan-Feb 2012

2011         Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, May 2011

2011         Artist of the Day,

2009       500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books

2006        Sylvie Pederson, Eugene Weekly, 05/25/2006

2005       Peterson, Jeff, The Observer, 01/06/2005

2001        Burleson, Mark ; Ceramic Glaze Handbook, Lark Books (Asheville, NC) 


Visiting Artist Lectures

2016        Visiting Artist Lecture, Harvard Ceramics, Cambridge, MA

2016        Visiting Artist Lecture, Southern Mississippi University, Hattiesburg, MS

2015        Visiting Artist Lecture, Southern Illinois University; Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

2015        Visiting Artist Lecture, Northeast Ohio Ceramics Assoc, Cleveland, OH

2015        Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2014       Visiting Artist Lecture, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 

2013        Visiting Artist Lecture, Montana State University, Boseman, MT

2013        Visiting Artist Lecture, Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco, WA

2011         Visiting Artist Lecture, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2011         Visiting Artist Lecture, Central Washington University, Cheney, WA

2006       Visiting Artist Lecture, Australian National University

2003       Visiting Artist Lecture, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB

2003       Visiting Lecturer, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL

2000       Visiting Artist, Wheaton College, Wheaton Il


Permanent Collections

2015      Whitman College

2015       Eastern Oregon University

2013        Archie Bray Foundation

2013        Columbia Basin College 

2013        Anne and Harry Wollman collection

2012        Allen Berk Collection

2012        NCECA Permanent Collection

2011         Archie Bray Foundation

2010        LH Project Collection

2006        Australian National University 

2005       Portland Community College (Cascade Campus)

2004        Alberta College of Art and Design


Artist Residencies

2012        Archie Bray Foundation (long term resident)

2011         Archie Bray Foundation (summer resident)

2010        LH Project, Joseph, OR

2006       Australian National University, Canberra ACT

2002       Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC