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Tracee Johnson

Tracee Johnson
Senior Lecturer
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MFA Graduate Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, College Park; Citation: College Park Scholars – Environmental Studies


After graduating in 2007 with a degree in landscape architecture, Tracee worked for five years at a multi-disciplinary architecture firm in Baltimore, Maryland where she designed and managed projects ranging from urban design to campus planning and stormwater management. In 2014, Tracee moved to Los Angeles to enroll in the MFA Graduate Public Practice program at Otis College of Art and Design. Through her graduate work, Tracee was able to align her passion for public space with her instinct to build and teach. She is currently the resident artist and co-founder of the Little House Gallery, which investigates alternative forms of art creation, exhibition and exchange. Tracee has taught landscape architecture classes at the University of Maryland and the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica. She continues to teach in the architecture department at Otis College of Art and Design, alongside youth woodworking classes at Side Street Projects.

  • MKE <-> LAX Artsit Residency and Lecturer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2016
  • Little House Gallery and Project Space, Venice, CA, Residency, 2015-2017
  • Otis Board of Governors Fellowship recipient, 2014
  • Residency, MKE <->LAX Artist Residency, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, 2013
  • Student Honor Award: American Society of Landscape Architects, 2007
  • National Vision & American Vision Award, New York State Scholastic Art Awards, 2003
Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  
  • Group Installation. The Tie that Binds: Mel Chin Mirror Garden Project, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Solo. Untitled, Public Mural, Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica, 2016
Clients/Employment History:  
  • Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Little House Gallery, Venice, CA, 2015-present
  • Teaching Artist, Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2014-present
  • Senior Lecturer, Technologies & Ecologies I, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, 2013-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Sustainable Futures Design Studio, Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica, 2012-present
  • Educator, Youth Art Workshops, The Little House Gallery, Venice, CA, 2016-2017
  • Teaching Artist, STAR Education, woodworking & g.a.t.e. program, Los Angeles, CA 2014-2017
  • Freelance Coder, 2U Education Technology Platform, 2015-2016
  • Senior Lecturer/Teacher, Graduate Public Practice Studio II, Otis College of Art & Design, 2015
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Graduate Public Practice Studio I, Otis College of Art & Design, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Drawing, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012
  • Landscape Designer, Ayer Saint Gross Architects., 2007-2011