Johanna Winters' work engages printmaking, puppetry, video, performance, and sculpture to dispatch anxieties about aging in a female body. Currently this work considers the condition of a puppet-protagonist who totters between keening self-pity and private indulgences while performing her sensuality for the camera.
Winters holds an MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She has been awarded residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Lawrence Arts Center, ACRE, Vermont Studio Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Guttenberg Arts, and Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. Winters’ work has been exhibited and performed nationally – recently at the Stern Theater (Kansas City, KS), Drama Club (Chicago, IL), Coop Gallery (Nashville, TN), and Soo Visual Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN).
Prior to her artistic pursuits, Winters trained as a professional cross country skier and competed on an Olympic-development ski team based in the upper Midwest.