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.