College for Creative Studies: Art Practice (Fine Arts)


Chido Johnson

Professor/Section Chair

Chido Johnson is a Detroit artist, recent 2009 Kresge Fellow, as well as a 2009 MacDowell Colony Fellow. Johnson was born and raised in Zimbabwe and Zambia, then moved to the U.S.A. Both his BFA degrees in Sculpture and Painting, with a minor in Drawing, were from the University of Georgia, Athens. Johnson earned his MFA in sculpture from the University of Notre Dame in 2000.

Johnson has worked, exhibited, and taught both nationally as well as internationally. Some of these shows include PAFA Museum in Philadelphia, Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD), the Detroit Institute of Art, Indianopolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, the Printed Matter in New York, Umea University in Sweden, the Cortona Study Abroad Program in Italy, and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe. His work has been reviewed in the Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine, Bad in Sports as well as other notable publications and catalogues. Currently he is a fulltime associate professor and the section chair of Sculpture at the College for Creative Studies.