Johanna Calle Colombian, b. 1965
Johanna Calle earned her BA in Art History from Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia and received her MFA from the Chelsea College of Art at the London Institute.
Her exploration of drawing and pushing the medium into a wide variety of techniques are at the heart of her formal practice. Her method of line making is that of a physical approach–one that includes wire, stitching, text, along with the more traditional use of ink and pencil. “To me, the possibility of constructing a drawing with other material captivates me. I found in them an ideal medium for experimentation.” – Johanna Calle
Calle’s work can be found in prestigious collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; and the National Museum of Colombia, Bogotá.
Johanna CalleAcciones/Stocks, 2017Relief print, printed on iron hand press15.3 x 8.3"
38.8 x 21 cm
Johanna CalleSin Título (Restas en Tinta)/Untitled (Ink Restas), 2017Relief print, printed on iron hand press12.4 x 11.1"
31.5 x 28.1 cm
Johanna CalleSong II, 2017Perforated paper individually modified with felt pen and typogophic ink17.9 x 12"
45.4 x 30.4 cm
Johanna CalleSin Título (Rejillas) Antiquus Editores, Bogotá, Colombia, 2016Serigraph12.3 x 12.3"
30.9 x 30.9 cm
Johanna CalleUnique Artist Book Antiquus Editores, Bogotá, Colombia, 2016Hand stitched and intaglio on ancient parchment6.6 x 4.9 x 0.6"
16.7 x 12.4 x 1.5 cm
Johanna CalleSin Título (Arañas) Antiquus Editores, Bogotá, Colombia, 2015Ink drawing on serigraph8.8 x 11.8"
22.3 x 30 cm
Johanna CalleSin Título (Papel Araña), 2015China ink on vintage archival paper9.4 x 13.5"
23.8 x 34.2 cm
Johanna CalleSin Título (Saldo Cero)/Untitled (Balance Zero) Flying Horse Editions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA, 2014Letraset and ink drawing on serigraph22.4 x 30.3"
56.9 x 77 cm
Johanna CalleUntitled (Progeny), 2002Lithograph15.6 x 15.7"
39.6 x 39.8 cm
Johanna Calle: TramaMay 11 - June 24, 2017 San AntonioAn artist talk between Johanna Calle, Julio César Pérez Navarrete, and RHA Director Patricia Ruiz-Healy held at Ruiz-Healy Art gallery.
21st Annual McNay Print FairMcNay Art Museum, San Antonio March 4 - 5, 2017 San AntonioRuiz-Healy Art participates in the McNay's 21st Annual Print Fair. Featured artists include: César A. Martínez, Ethel Shipton, Nate Cassie, Graciela Iturbide, Chuck Ramirez, Pedro Friedeberg, Pedro Diego Alvarado, Jesse Amado, and Richard Armendariz, among others.
Johanna Calle at the IFPDA Fine Art Print FairNew York City November 3 - 6, 2016 New YorkRuiz-Healy Art presents Johanna Calle at the IFPDA Print Fair. Calle investigates the boundaries of lines with a preference for a black and white palette using wire, stitching, text, along with more traditional use of ink and pencil.