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School of Creative Arts

Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

Gallery Director
Art Coordinator

Phone: 260.399.7700 x 8005

Justin Johnson is the Gallery Director and Art Coordinator for the School of Creative Arts. His responsibilities include managing the Weatherhead Gallery and off-campus display spaces, overseeing events at the Rolland Art Center, curating and cataloging the expanding permanent collection, as well as many other responsibilities at the university. He brings several years of award-winning experience from a wide variety of artistic endeavors from being an art director and creative consultant to teaching art on the high school as well as collegiate level.

Artistic Statement

My goals and perspectives as an artist are continuing to evolve. My influences are vast and come from a variety of art forms that include Byzantine and Russian Iconography as well as Contemporary Photography. However, I still consider myself as a traditional draughtsman, feeling most comfortable with pencil in hand in front of an untouched piece of paper. I strive to incorporate symbolism, both spiritual and historical into my compositions and I am continuing to mature my skills both technically and conceptually.


MA (2002 - Present) University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Concentration in Drawing with Minor in Digital Imaging

BA (1999 with honors) University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Fine/Commercial Art with Concentration in Illustration

Education Abroad

May 2004 Italy
May 2003 Sweden, Russia
May 1998 France, The French Riviera, Italy
July 1997 England, France, Spain
July 1994 England, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands

Professional Experience

2002 - Present University of Saint Francis - Gallery Director
2000 - 2004 University of Saint Francis - Adjunct Instructor

2001 - Present J3D Collaborative - Freelance Art Director and Designer
2001 - 2002 LaBov and Beyond, Inc. - Art Director
1999 - 2001 Marketing Impact, Inc. - Art Director