Johanna Poethig’s work crosses public and private realms. She has exhibited her paintings, sculpture, public art works, murals, installations and video internationally. Poethig works with other artists, architects, planners, curators and specific communities on social and artistic interventions in our shared spaces. She produces and participates in performance events that mix feminism, global politics, cabaret, experimental music and video. She grew up in the Philippines and lives in Oakland, California.
Poethig’s recent exhibits include Transi(en)t Manila, a site specific project that brought artists from all over Southeast Asia, “Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle” at SOMArts Gallery and Artisterium, the annual international contemporary art exhibition in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. She has exhibited
at the Luggage Store Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Togonon Gallery, New Langton Arts, Manilatown Art Center Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, the SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, Mills Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum, Pro Arts in Oakland, Berkeley Art Center, SF Galeria de la Raza, Headlands Center for the Arts and Mag:net Gallery in Manila. She is currently Lead Artist for a new 9 mile transit corridor of integrated public art work for 112 AC Transit in the East Bay. Poethig is a founding faculty member and a tenured Professor in the Visual and Public Art Department. Poethig teaches painting and mural courses.