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Pilar Erika Johnson

Pilar received her BA at Hunter College in New York, with an emphasis in studio and life drawing. She has taught acting and costume design for Rhinelander Children's Center in New York City and worked as a teaching assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1993 she headed west to Albuquerque, NM, where her style was influenced by Mexican folk art and the design work of Native American artists. Pilar kept on her Westward, Ho! and eventually landed in San Francisco where she has been working in a variety of media, including photography and jewelry, focusing on illustration and mural work.

Pilar has exhibited her art work at Ralph Green Gallery, and Full Circle Books in Albuquerque, NM and A Different Light Bookstore in San Francisco, CA. A participating street/sidewalk chalk artist at the North Beach Festival, she is currently working at the SF Children's Art Center and will be teaching at the Randall Museum in the fall.