About the Artist - Articles and Publications

Kenneth Johnson and his work have been featured in many magazines and other publications.  His work is the focus of most articles, but occasionally he even models!  Here is a sampling.

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The Santa Fean 2007 Official Indian Market Issue
Cover Image/Feature Article - August 2007

Kenneth Johnson's Woodpecker Bracelet is the cover image of the Santa Fean's August 2007 Indian Market Issue. Kenneth Johnson is also featured in "A Generation of Innovation," an article by Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) who is an accomplished poet, writer, lecturer, curator and policy advocate.

>>click here to download the article.

 

Smithsonian Institution/NMAI web site
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian - 1999

Kenneth Johnson was selected as a Research Fellow at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) through their Native Arts Program.  This is a highly prestigious program designed to allow the artist access to collections and research material about their history and culture.   This is a permanent record of his visit, as well as some beautiful examples of his work. >>go to NMAI website.

 

Molding the Spirit of the Past into the Beauty of the Present
Cowboys and Indians - September 2000

Richard Mahler's feature article about Kenneth and his work is well worth reading.  In it, Kenneth is described as an innovator as well as a traditionalist who honors his roots through his work. >>go to article.

Out of the Cold
Santa Fean - January/February 2002

Kenneth Johnson and fellow artist, Kathleen Wall show off outerwear at the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden. >>go to article.

Southwest Art/Living West
Full Page Jewelry Ad - August 2002

>>go to ad.

"Big and Bold - Jewelry Trends for Spring and Summer"
Two page spread

>>go to ad.

Living West Article - February/March/April 2003

American Indian Jewelry I - 1200 Artist Biographies

A full one and 1/4 page of pictures and bio in the company of many distinguished jewelers. Published March, 2003

Show Time - Albuquerque's Art Scene Will Sizzle This Summer
New Mexico Magazine - May 2003

>>go to article.

The Santa Fean 2003 Official Indian Market Issue
Full Page Jewelry Ad - August 2003

>>go to article.

Native Peoples September/October 2003
12 Artists to Keep an Eye Out For

Also see the September issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine for a full page feature of my 18K gold and platinum gorget.