Breanne Johnson

Photo by Breanne Johnson, taken by Thomas Gavin (@thomasgavin__).
Photo of Breanne Johnson, taken by Thomas Gavin.

Breanne Johnson is an artist and self-taught emerging designer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. She holds Bachelor of Art degrees in Visual Art and Political Science from the University of Chicago. Born in California, Breanne shares citizenship with the United States and the island country Curaçao.

“My process combines thought-out design with creative problem-solving techniques, allowing me to work openly and intuitively, within the parameters I set for myself.”

Her design work focuses on phenomenological home items and furniture that examine our relationship to the social and physical spaces we inhabit.

She broadly enjoys thinking about the home as an ever-changing and malleable space.

“The Swivel Table is a rotating dining table that questions how we relate to one another and share space around a table, considering the table as a kind of ritual stage.”

As both an artist and designer, Breanne identifies strongly as a creative problem solver and grapples with various issues through a diverse range of media.

“A single unit, this table connects people physically and metaphorically. The table asks participants to share, trust, listen and respond.”

Artwork titled "Swivel Table" with people
Artwork titled “Swivel Table” with people

“It demands a certain bodily awareness and gestures to encourage collaboration, togetherness, and shared use.”

The makings of the artwork titled "Swivel Table"
The makings of the artwork titled “Swivel Table”

Currently, Breanne is an MFA candidate in the 3D Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, expected to graduate in 2023.

Simultaneously, she is the Pophouse Design Fellow and will be working with them to develop a project exhibited in September.

Lastly, Breanne will be part of a group show in September with Next Space Detroit.

  • For more information on Breanne Johnson and her work visit her Website and Instagram!
  • Also, to learn more about the Sharing Space exhibition and its artists visit our Sharing Space Page!

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