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Tracee Johnson

Tracee Johnson
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In
Environmental Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences

Master of Fine Arts, Graduate Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (2014)
Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, College Park (2007)
Citation, College Park Scholars, Environmental Studies


Tracee is an artist and educator living in Los Angeles. Her art practice focuses on strategies that provoke and re-imagine public space. Often, her work features play as a catalyst for social engagement and exchange. Her training in landscape architecture has informed an art practice that connects learning to the environment. Tracee is a teaching artist at Otis College of Art & Design and a project designer at Rob Ley Studio.

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019, Efimera, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles
  • 2018, Your Blooms, Your Hood via Art on Pico LA, Los Angeles
  • 2018, Upcylce Garden, community art project, Side Street Projects, Pasadena
  • 2107,  Jail Bed Drop, selected artist via Justice LA, Los Angeles
  • 2016, The Tie that Binds, Mel Chin Mirror Garden Project, Los Angeles

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Solo Exhibition. Cleaning House, The Little House Gallery, Venice
  • 2016, Solo, Monteverde, Public Mural, Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica
Clients/Employment History:  
  • 2018-20, Project Designer Rob Ley Studio, Los Angeles
  • 2013-20, Senior Lecturer, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Graduate Fine Arts & Liberal Studies, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
  • 2018, Lecturer, Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio II / MLA+Urbanism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 2014-19, Teaching ArtistSide Street Projects, Los Angeles
  • 2012-19, Adjunct Professor, Sustainable Futures Design Studio, Monteverde Institute, Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • 2015-17, Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Little House Gallery, Venice
  • 2012, Design Assistant, Mary Miss Studio, New York City
  • 2012, Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Drawing, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2007-11, Landscape Architecture Designer Ayer Saint Gross Architects, Baltimore