Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson is a M.A. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, focusing on Ancient Egyptian Art with specific interest in the ontology of Ancient Egyptian visual culture. His research interrogates canonical practice and how variance and development in canonical representation can elucidate Ancient Egyptian social history, specifically with regards to the construction of identity. A graduate of Brown University with a B.A. in Egyptology and Assyriology, he has held internships at the RISD Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He previously conducted fieldwork in Iraqi Kurdistan and is joining the Sanam Temple Project in Sudan in Winter 2018. Prior to moving to New York City, he was an LGTBQ activist and advocate who raised funds, garnered support, and built coalitions on behalf of Chicago’s LGBTQ community. In his free time, he volunteers at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.