SSF 2017 FEATURED PERFORMANCE ARTIST LONI JOHNSON

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SSF ALUM 2012

Loni Johnson is a Visual Artist born and raised in Miami.  The Miami Native graduated from the New World School of the Arts in 1998.   She continued her Visual Arts studies at SUNY Purchase College in New York where she received her B.F.A. in 2003.  Her artistic journey came full circle when Loni became an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department at New World.   She was on the faculty at New World from 2006 to 2012. In 2012, she became the Prevention Coordinator of The A-List Company- a youth arts peer education program funded through Florida’s Department of Children and Families.  Loni was  the Visual Arts Discipline Coordinator for the National YoungArts Foundation. She has been with YoungArts since 2010. This year was Loni’s first year serving on the National Selection Panel at YoungArts.

Loni has had exhibits such as Art Africa during the 2011 Art Basel, “Slavery to Self-Determination”- an exhibit in honor of Black History Month at the University of Miami.  On March 31, 2012, she was one of the featured artists at the 5th Annual Spoken Soul Festival that was in honor of National SWAN Day to support women in the Arts.  In 2013 and 2014, she was one of the artists featured in Art Basel’s PRIZM Art Fair.

She is currently collaborating with site-specific dancer/choreographer Hattie Mae Williams (founder of the dance company The Tattooed Ballerinas) collectively as The OMM SISTAS.  The OMM SISTAS

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