Faculty and Staff
Office Location: Rockville Campus, AR 202
Tendai Johnson earned a BFA and a MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia.
Tendai is an artist and a professor of art at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. He is currently the chair of both Rockville and Germantown Art Departments. Tendai lives and works in his studio in Baltimore. Prior to Montgomery College, he taught at American University for one year and was faculty at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA for ten years.
Tendai’s work reflects the influence of living between two cultures: the Euro-American and Southern African. Born in Zimbabwe, Tendai spent his formative years there and moved to the United States in 1984 to pursue fine arts studies, attaining his Masters of Fine Arts with Distinction from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Since then, he has exhibited widely in both national and international venues, and has been invited as visiting artist/critique at a number of institutions, such as Yale University Graduate Program and Keisho Arts Association in Japan. Tendai’s work is included in both private and public collections.
The expression of humanity through life’s challenges and transformations is central in Tendai’s work. Individuals portrayed in his work are developed from visual memory, emphasizing the shared experiential nature of our being rather than representing a portrait of any specific person. Yet, each individual embodies a sense of identity expressed through a confrontational gaze that is often present in his work. This confrontation compels us to identify with our own humility and acknowledge the uncompromising presence of our shared experiences and histories.
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Office Location: Germantown Campus, HS 130
Professor Miller teaches Drawing on the Germantown Campus, Woodcut on the Rockville
Campus, and Art History as a Distance Learning course. She coordinates ArtWalk and
the Artist in Residence Program (AiR) for the Rockville and Germantown Art Department.
See Amanda's sample gallery.