2021 Sasaki Day Lecture: Patricia Johanson
Patricia Johanson’s multidisciplinary landscape works combine art, ecology, and functional infrastructure. Dozens of her projects have been realized throughout the United States and abroad, including major works such as Fair Park Lagoon (Dallas, Texas), Endangered Garden (San Francisco, California), the 272-acre Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility and Petaluma Wetlands Park (Petaluma, California), Park for the Amazon Rainforest (Obidos, Brazil), Nairobi River Park (Nairobi, Kenya), and Ulsan Grand Park (Ulsan, South Korea). Johanson’s work has also been featured in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and her drawings and models are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Storm King Art Center, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Dumbarton Oaks Contemporary Landscape Design Collection.
“For over forty years, Patricia Johanson has patiently insisted that art can heal the earth. Her designs satisfy deep human needs for beauty, belonging, and historical memory, while also answering the needs of birds, insects, fish, animals, and micro-organisms. Her art reclaims degraded ecologies and creates conditions that permit endangered species to thrive in the middle of urban centers.”
—Caffyn Kelley, Preface to Art and Survival: Patricia Johanson’s Environmental Projects
This event will be livestreamed on Zoom. To access the Zoom platform, please register.
For more information about this and other events in our spring 2021 series, please contact Department Head David L. Hays.