Johanna Winters hails from Minneapolis, MN where she served as the Education and Community Programs Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Johanna received her MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and was the 2017-18 recipient of the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences Thomas Fellowship. She has taught printmaking as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and recently completed a residency at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
In Spring 2018, Johanna designed, directed, and produced a live shadow-puppet performance and video projection that addressed the lack of popular understanding of female desire, and how it is enacted, inhibited, sustained, and diminished over a lifetime. In her current work, Johanna explores the anxieties of aging women and their shame, vanity, restraint, disappointment, and pleasure and confronts the social conditioning that perpetuates the repression of female sexuality, empowerment, and agency.