Education

2003        MFA, Penn State University, PA

1998       BS, Wheaton College, IL

 

Professional Experience

2015-Present      Assistant 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

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    

2016      

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

 

2015        

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

 

2014        

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        

 

2013        

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

 

2012         

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

 

2011          

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

 

2010        

Un-wedged, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA

 

2009        

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

Descendent/ Emergent, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

EOU Faculty Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR

 

2008        

Crossing the Blues, Satellite Gallery, La Grande, OR

 

2007        

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

 

2006      

Eastern meets Western, Opis6 Gallery, Eugene, OR

 

2005      

Art Slate 05, Condon Armory, Condon, OR

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

 

2004      

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

 

2003        

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

 

2002        

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

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

 

2001      

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

 

Awards

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

 

Bibliography

2016        Sculpture Techniques, 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        Glazed and Diffused Review, Cfile, www.cfileonline.org, August, 2015

2015        Ceramics Monthly, Year Book, Sept, 2015

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

2014        Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, April, 2014

2013        Exhibitions, CFile, www.cfile.org

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, http://musingaboutmud.blogspot.com

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

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