An Atlanta native, living in Philadelphia, Lee Johnson creates artwork that utilizes paint, charcoal and a host of electronic media. His work purposely challenges the viewer to take a second look at topics as diverse as politics, science-fiction, culture, religion and relationships through images. Using a multi-disciplinary formal process and a syncretic creative approach, he seeks to create work that has visual appeal and emotional depth.
Lee Johnson (Garrett Lee Johnson III) was born in Atlanta, GA to parents that hailed from Philadelphia, PA and Minneapolis, MN. He was originally inspired to the visual arts through his love of comic books as a 6 years old. He continued to hone his craft and currently operates 3 revenue generating websites that feature his work. A recent graduate of The Haverford School in Pennsylvania, he will continue honing his skills at the Savannah College of Art and Design at their Atlanta Campus in the fall of 2019. Originally trained as an actor and having performed on stage, in film and two nationally televised commercials, he is also an accomplished martial artist and percussionist and has traveled to over 40 states and several countries including London, Spain and Guatemala.