Mark Johnsen
Faculty Lead,
Patio Press Research Residency

Spring 2022

Mark Johnsen is an American visual artist living and working in Vancouver, British Colombia. His print-based practice examines the possibilities of the unique, hand-pulled impression in an era of digital reproduction. Through studies of material exploration, traditional and non-traditional printing techniques: he works to capture gestural and representational time stamps. He is the co-founder of Patio Press, a hybrid-printmaking residency run alongside artist, Sara-Jeanne Bourget.  He holds a BFA in Photography from California College of the Arts (2012) and an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2020). He has exhibited throughout The United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Turkey, Bosnia, Japan, Switzerland, and New Zealand.