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Johanna Gianforte

Johanna Gianforte
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Central Indiana based visual artist of Puerto Rican descent. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, my family moved to East Chicago, Indiana in 1998. I graduated from Ball State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. I have been teaching in K-12 public education for the past 10 years, three of which were in Washington State.

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About My Work:

My work has three main influences. The first is my great concern for how humankind impacts the world around us and what we are leaving to our children. The second is my cultural background. I tend to lean towards brighter, more vivid colors. I know this is the influence of the Puerto Rican folk art that I grew up viewing in the homes of my parents and grandparents. The third is a result of my therapeutic journey of learning to live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In early 2008, I was diagnosed with PTSD, after years of living with childhood trauma in silence. In 2012, I discovered the healing power of nature by learning of my intense love of hiking and national parks. Through nature, I found a sense of calm to my anxieties. This has led to a love of landscape painting. All of these influences have been woven into the colorful tapestry that is my artwork.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Ball State University

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  • Family Portrait

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