BiographyRichard Johnston was born September 22, 1942. After receiving his BA in studio art from California State University, Long Beach, he earned an MFA in studio art from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He studied with Marguerite Wildenhain at her summer Pond Farm workshops in 1962.
Johnston has been a studio faculty member teaching art at California State University, San Bernardino, since 1990. He teaches sculpture, ceramics, drawing, senior seminar and foundation courses. He also served as the director of the Robert Fullerton Art Museum and chair of the department. From 1975-1990 he taught basic 3-D design, sculpture, computer graphics, contemporary sculpture survey, drawing and metal-smithing at the University of Utah. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, UT. He also served as a faculty member at Montana State University. Art works by Johnston are part of numerous national and international collections. He exhibits widely in juried and solo exhibitions and his works have been featured in an array of publications.
Source of BiographyRipples: Marguerite Wildenhain and her Pond Farm Students. Curated by Billie Sessions. San Bernardino, CA: California State University, 2002