Darien Arikoski-Johnson received his BFA from Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota in 2002. He completed a year of post-bachelor work at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri and received an MFA at Arizona State University in 2009. A-Johnson has given workshops at the Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ, the Michigan Mud conference, Allendale, MI, and Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI. He was an artist in resident at The Experimental Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China and at Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark. A-Johnson’s work has been in national and international exhibitions such as “Ink and Clay 34,” CA, “Concordia Continental,” MN, and “Generously Odd: Craft Now,” KY. He was an NCECA emerging artist at the 2012 conference in Seattle, WA, and has been published in 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Electric Kiln Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics Art and Perception. Along with multiple private collections, His sculptures are part of public collections including the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ; California State Polytechnic Collection, Pomona, CA; and The Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ.
Darien was recently a studio artist working out of Copenhagen, Denmark.