Sue Johnson, professor of art, has been awarded a fully-funded residency fellowship by The Millay Colony for the Arts. The colony is one of the oldest multidisciplinary artist residencies in the world. Since its inception by Norma Millay in 1973, thousands of writers, poets, visual artists, screenwriters, playwrights, filmmakers, and composers have been invited to come to Steepletop, the estate of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and activist Edna St. Vincent Millay, to reflect, refuel, and create in quiet solitude.
The seven-acre colony is located in the Hudson Valley of New York State in the foothills of the Berkshires. Johnson is one of only 30 visual artists, composers, and writers selected from more than 800 international applicants for this highly competitive fellowship. She will be in residence for the month of June 2020 during which time she will continue work on her project, “Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines.” Works completed during the residency will be part of Johnson’s upcoming one-person exhibition at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, opening in September 2020.