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 cm1 / 5
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 cm1 / 7
Johanna CalleSong II, 2017Perforated paper individually modified with felt pen and typographic ink17.9 x 12"
45.4 x 30.4 cm
Johanna CalleSin Título (Arañas) Antiquus Editores, Bogotá, Colombia, 2015Ink drawing on serigraph8.8 x 11.8"
22.3 x 30 cm17 / 20
Johanna CalleUntitled (Progeny), 2002Lithograph15.6 x 15.7"
39.6 x 39.8 cm6 / 24
Johanna CalleDesaparecida/Missing, 1999Perforated paper11 x 8.3"
27.9 x 21.1 cm1 / 5
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.
Johanna Calle: Des(Orden)Essays by Laurel Reuter and José Ignacio Roca 2014 Hardcover, 112 p pages
Publisher: Sequros Bolivar, Bogota
Dimensions: 11 X 9.5 in
Johanna Calle: Dibujos DessinsEssays by Alexis Fabry and Helena Tatay, poem by Laurel Reuter 2017 Soft cover, 130 pages
Publisher: Maison de l'Amerique latine
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.5 x 0.5"
Johanna Calle: Ruiz-Healy Art at IFPDAArt Fair Brochure text by Johanna Calle 2016 Softcover, 40 pages
Publisher: Ruiz-Healy Art
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in
Johanna Calle: SilentesEssays by Virginia Pérez-Ratton, Helena Tatay et al. 2016 Soft cover, 192 pages
Publisher: Banco de la Republica Colombia
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.5"
Johanna Calle: TramaTexts by Johanna Calle, Rodrigo Moura and Adriano Pedrosa 2017 Hardback, 54 pages
Publisher: Ruiz-Healy Art
Dimensions: 10 x 8"