Judy Johnson-Williams is an artist exploring line, sometimes in the abstract, and sometimes figurative. The subject of her work is often focused around our roles and how we fill them: our roles as parents, as women, as partners, as well as the conflict between what is good for us and what is good for the other or when there is conflict between roles. Johnson-William’s art becomes approachable in that it incites active participation in examining the viewer’s own roles and attitudes.
Johnson-Williams has exhibited widely on the West Coast and is active in a number of art groups, which have provided additional opportunities to show, curate, collaborate on and host workshops and gallery walks, including Art Murmur. Judy also runs a grant-supported art program in a public elementary school in West Oakland as part of its curriculum. Now in its 5th year, it remains a program popular with teachers and students. The artist lives and works in West Oakland.