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Rhiannan Johnson

Lecturer in Visual Art, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Rhiannan Johnson is a Lecturer in Visual Arts (Printmaking), and is the First Year Experience and Employability Lead for the School of Creative Arts at USQ. She teaches a range of practical techniques including linoprinting, screenprinting, etching, monoprinting and bookbinding. She has supervised students across a range of subject matter including contemporary printmaking, visual narratives, artist books, mixed media practice and art and design.

Rhiannan has studied at RMIT, and also has a PhD from the University of Southern Queensland. Her primary research interests relate to artist books, narrative theory, and contemporary printmaking. Her art practice is grounded in the investigation of everyday narratives, and how these can be disrupted or subverted visually. She examines visual cues that can punctuate an environment, object or space of perceived meaning, and in doing so, may allude to subconscious methods of processing information.

Rhi has been a practicing artist since 2007, and has exhibited nationally and internationally with works held in a range of public and private art collections. She is currently represented by Alexandra Lawson Gallery, Toowoomba.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Visual Art, University of Southern Queensland


  • 2014 
    University of Southern Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2010 
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)
  • 2009 
    University of Southern Queensland , Bachelor of Visual Art (with Distinction)