Johanna Poethig

(American, born 1956)

Johanna Poethig is a visual, public, and performance artist based in California. She reflects on satire, symbol, human nature, society, and consumerism in her paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her performance work includes experimental music and video while exploring topics influenced by feminism and global politics. She was a Professor at California State University, Monterrey Bay. Poethig received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Mills College in Oakland, California.