“As an artist, my identity has evolved as part sculptor, cultural worker, peace activist and educator. For me art and life are interwoven so that creating objects in the studio goes hand in hand with site-specific installation and interactive/community-engaged projects. Community art projects have dominated my practice for the last two decades. They are rooted in my passion to make art part of everyday life and to involve local voices and communities in the art process.” - Indira Johnson
“Indira Freitas Johnson (born 1943) is an artist and educator. Johnson was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Johnson was invited to teach graduate level classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Ceramic Sculpture in 1998 and at the Rhode Island School of Design in Public Art in 2001.
Johnson’s work is represented in numerous major public and private collections including: Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art; Asian American Arts Centre, New York; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence; Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama; State of Illinois Building, Chicago; Ankor Consultants, Brussels; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Arkansas Arts Center and Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock; University of Illinois Law School, Carbondale; SHARE, Mumbai India; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Air India Corporation, Mumbai, India; Kohler Company, Sheboygan WI; and Garden/Varelli in Mumbai, India.”