Johannah Herr

Johannah Herr was the IEA Visual Art, artist in residence for October 22-26. It was an energized week with Johannah as she worked on four different projects using the vinyl cutter, dye sublimation printer, large-format digital printer and heat press and our laser cutter. Herr started with vinyl-cut shapes, meant to appeal to children, which she then applied to emergency blankets for a collaborative project pop-up shop. She then designed and laser-cut shapes for dazzle camouflage text out of different colors of mirrored acrylic. These cut pieces will be used later in fabrication of the completed piece. Johannah then made a print series of 10 diptychs (20 prints total). The series was printed on watercolor paper that had been prepared with painted-on polyester ground which was then used as a base for dye sublimation prints. A final material used in the series was cut mirrored-vinyl text. The fourth and final project for her residency week was, “Redaction Order 13767 – Redaction poem of Executive Order #13767 (Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements)” a five print series, vinyl and digital print on paper. The IEA had a lively, very memorable, fun and remarkably productive week with Johannah.

Johannah Herr has had solo exhibitions at the New Gallery, Brooklyn; Chashama and Envoy Enterprises, both NY; the Muller Gallery, Detroit, MI; the Muted Horn, Cleveland, OH; and Galeri Metropol, Tallinn, Estonia. Her work has been shown in exhibitions including those at Elijah Wheat Showroom and Schema Projects, both Brooklyn; Sheila Johnson Gallery, NY; Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA;  the Centro per L’Arte Contemporanea, Trebisonda, Italy; and the Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria. Herr attended Parsons School of Design and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Johannah Herr with print series “Redaction poem of Executive Order #13767 (Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements)”

Johannah Herr preparing prints

Johannah Herr weeding vinyl cuts

Johannah Herr with dye sublimation digital prints

Johannah Herr with dye sublimation prints on watercolor paper

Johannah Herr cut vinyl on emergency blankets with IEA Research Associate, Rebekkah Palov

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