Peter Johnson Appointed Interim Director of the School of Art

Peter Christian Johnson
Associate professor of ceramics and graduate coordinator, Peter Christian Johnson, has been appointed as the interim director of the School of Art. Johnson was selected for the position following the promotion of former director Marie Bukowski, who was promoted to Associate Dean of the College of the Arts in September. A national search for a permanent appointment for the Director position will take place later this year. 

Peter Christian Johnson joined the faculty at Kent State University in 2015 after spending 11 years at Eastern Oregon University. He has received the Oregon Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship, is a three-time winner of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Excellence Award, and was a Matsutani Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.  He was awarded first place in the 2018 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics and was recently part of the 61st Fienza Prize in Italy. He exhibited in the 2017 and 2019 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale along with exhibitions in Canada, Australia, China, Italy, Korea, and throughout the United States. His work has been published in numerous publications including the recent Ceramique; 90 Artistes Contemporains by Pyramid Publishing and in the book Contemporary Ceramic Art, published by Thames and Hudson in 2020. He earned his M.F.A. from Penn State University and a B.S. in Environmental Science at Wheaton College.

POSTED: Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:02pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:45am