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Interview Date

January 12, 2005

Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Installation Artist
Art Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Soul Food, Mexican
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Oceans
Favorite Quote:
Son, Experience Is An Excellent Teacher But A Lousy Surgeon. It Leaves Too Many Scars.

Birthplace

Born:
1/17/1958
Birth Location:
Saugus, Massachusetts

Interview Date

January 12, 2005

Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Installation Artist
Art Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Soul Food, Mexican
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Oceans
Favorite Quote:
Son, Experience Is An Excellent Teacher But A Lousy Surgeon. It Leaves Too Many Scars.

Birthplace

Born:
1/17/1958
Birth Location:
Saugus
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Biography

Installation artist, sculptor, and college professor Johnny Coleman was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on January 17, 1958. The son of Florence McCoy and John H. Coleman, he graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands, California and later earned his B.F.A. degree from the Otis Art Institute of the Parson’s School of Design and his M.F.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego.

Coleman is a tenured faculty member at Oberlin College where he teaches studio art and African American studies. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, including Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the David Zapf Gallery in San Diego, the Akron (Ohio) Museum of Art, and the William King Art Center in Abington, Virginia. His published works include “Landscapes of the Mind: Psychic Space and Narrative Specificity” in Space, Site, Intervention: Situating Installation Art from the University of Minnesota Press.

Coleman has received many awards and honors, including grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, ART MATTERS, and the Russell Foundation. In 1997, he was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by the Otis Institute of Art and Design. In 2003, he received the Cleveland Arts Prize for Visual Arts.

Coleman lives in Oberlin, Ohio and is married to Annette Macios. They have two children.

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