Johnna Arnold is an artist, photographer, educator, and urban farmer based in Oakland, CA. Johnna’s artwork revolves around her interest in the infrastructure that supports our post-industrial lifestyle, and how a small, fleshy human such as herself relates to this vast system. She is currently creating a set of unique cameraless photographs which enlarge seemingly mundane aspects of our present-day lives, entitled Everywhere All Around. Her previous work, In/Finite Potential is comprised of photographs in which Johnna put herself in context with the large-scale freeway systems that surround her.
Johnna has exhibited at many venues including the Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco Camerawork, the Oakland International Airport, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. She has worked as an Artist-in-Residence at RayKo Photography and at Kala Center for the Arts. Her work is a part of multiple public collections including Pier 24 in San Francisco and UNESCO in Paris, France. Johnna received her BA in Photography from Bard College in 1996, and her MFA from Mills College in 2005. She currently teaches classes in photography to graduate and undergraduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute.