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Artist in Residence

"Art is Life - Life is Art"

Our artist in residence will curate virtual and in-person exhibitions that will feature local Detroit artist.

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Rozenia Johnson
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Artist, museum curator, and arts educator Rozenia Johnson acquired her Bachelor of Art degree from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan, where she became drawn to the mediums of painting, charcoal, and sculpture. She has taught art instruction with the Art in the Studio, Art in the Park Summer Program at The Carr Center, Michigan Youth Voices: Art in Social Justice Program and the G.E.N.I.U.S. Program with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, as well as summer, after school, and adult arts programs with the Dexter Elmhurst Community Center.

She has curated several thought-provoking exhibitions including “We Don’t Want Them: Race and Housing in Metropolitan Detroit, 1900 – Present” for the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, and “Art of Courage: Black Lives Matter 360 Exhibition” at the Connector/City Hall Artspace in Dearborn, Michigan.

Formerly a Curator for many years with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, in Detroit, Michigan, Rozenia now directs her own cultural preservation firm MDUBA Associates, (pronounced “m-joo-ba”), which specializes in curatorship/exhibition development, multi-disciplined educational programs, and visual arts services and projects.

Currently, Rozenia is developing, The African Body Adornment Project, which focuses on how the use of various methods and materials defined as adornment and body marking inform and shape the historical and contemporary perceptions of the African body. 

Rhythmic Form 1 w Watermark Rozenia John
Arresting Nude w Watermark Rozenia Johns
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