Rochelle Johnson was born and raised in Denver, where she discovered her passion for drawing at an early age. As a child she was inspired by the work of Lois Mailou Jones and Jacob Lawrence. In 1989 Johnson enrolled at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, where she learned to create stories using oils and watercolors and earned a degree in Illustration. Johnson moved to Seattle in 1992. When she returned to Denver, she resumed her pursuit of storytelling through painting. Today Johnson continues to develop her unique style of storytelling, and has become a curator. In 2017 she curated Inclusion: Diverse Voices of the Modern West at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver, and in 2018 she curated The Search Within: Daughter of the Diaspora at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction, CO.
Image: Rochelle Johnson at the FROM THIS DAY FORWARD Opening Reception.
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