Michael Johnson was born in Providence, RI and received his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati. During the 1995/96 academic year, he lectured and worked at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia as a Fulbright Scholar. Johnson is currently distinguished Professor of Sculpture at the University of Puget Sound. He also taught at Baylor University in Texas and the University of Delaware where he received the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award. As an exhibiting artist, Johnson has participated in one-person and invitational exhibitions in the U.S, Slovakia and Japan. Some venues include: Seattle Art Museum, The Aronof Center in Cincinnati, Masur Museum in Louisiana, Martin Museum in Texas, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum, Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, Gallery Gerulata in Slovakia, The Izu-Kogen Art Museum in Japan, and the Opus Project Space in New York as one half of the +7-49 collective. Johnson also served the sculpture community as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, NJ for five years. He lives and works in Seattle, WA.