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Grouped by series or exhibition, you can see the evolution of myself as an artist and my techniques. The majority of works on this page have sold, please see the SHOP page for available pieces. I can recreate certain artworks using the same relief engraving blocks, but with varied mixed media techniques to create a similar, yet unique artwork. Please CONTACT me with questions about commissions!

falling apart series

Birds fly above and below a scene of tropical chaos. The lushness and vibrancy of the flowers alludes to traditional European still life paintings. 

In these paintings, the fruits and flowers were often seen as a symbol of life’s lushness, though tempered with wilting flowers, rotting fruit or dead animals, as well as a watch or time keeping element to remind one of the fragile nature of life, a “momento mori.”

The worlds in these pieces feel fractured, as if they are breaking up in front of the viewer. A reference to skewed reality, and falsehoods of the present day, it is an attempt to reconcile my feelings about the cultural movement around promoting falsehood as fact and the damage it creates to our culture and democracy. 

These pieces were first exhibited in 2022 at The Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen, CO as part of the group show Round and Around, focusing on pattern, both formal and contextual.


Falling Apart: In Red and Orange, Relief Engraving, Collage, Mixed Media. 

30″h x 40″w


Falling Apart: In Turquoise and Gold, Relief Engraving, Collage, Mixed Media. 

30″h x 40″w


trail song

Trail Song was and exhibition at the A.R. Mitchell Museum in Trinidad Colorado, curated by neü folk / Max Kauffman. Featuring themes of the West, on and off the trail and the places it leads, this exhibit showcased works from Colorado and New Mexico based artists Johnny DeFeo, Anthony Garcia Sr., Alexander Richard Wilson, Mike Strescino and Jaime Molina. This is sampling of my work included in the exhibit.

“Blue sky like a blanket

shaking out the dust

I’m looking for some green against the rust


– San Luis Valley Song, Annie Hills

floating worlds exhibition

Utilizing printmaking techniques and mixed media, this series of artworks is a response to feelings of uncertainty, change, and distress seen in the world circa 2020. Inspired by Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, (Ukiyo-e translates to “The Floating World”) surreal landscapes and semi-abstract depictions of floating worlds and their inhabitants accompany intimate snapshots of loss, grief, rebellion, hope, and perseverance.  In a time when the status quo has so rapidly transformed, these images attempt to reconcile change with growth and momentum forward. 

CV - History



MFA, Printmaking emphasis, George Mason University, (GMU), Fairfax, VA.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

BFA, Printmaking emphasis, Metropolitan State College of Denver, (MSCD), Denver, CO.

Graduated Cum Laude


Solo exhibitions


Printmaker: Johanna Mueller, Kuehl Gallery, A.R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO

Animal Encounter, The Loveland Museum, Annex Hallway Gallery, Loveland, CO

Relief Engraving, the Art of Johanna Mueller, Gallery 1101, Littleton, CO

Return to the Floating World, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Johanna Mueller: Printmaker, Month of October, Guest Artist at Bloom, Fort Collins, CO 

Animal Expressions, Starpoint Press, Brevard, NC

Printmaking: Exploration of a Media, Aims Community College, Greeley, CO

Paths and Passage, Tointon Art Gallery, Greeley, CO

Chimerical, Valkarie Gallery, Denver, CO

Feverish Migrations: Poetry and Printmaking,  Carbondale Center for the Arts, Carbondale, CO

Johanna Mueller: Printmaker, Reiger Gallery, Bethel College, Newton, KS

Animal Ancestors, Leon Gallery, Denver, CO

New Icons, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO

Walk in the Woods, Croft Gallery, Waco, TX

Creature Show, Red Delicious Press, Aurora, CO

Animal Engravings, The Croft Art Gallery, Waco, TX

Creature Transformations, Encounters and Mutations, Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA 

Creature Alterations, Myth & Transformations, Reyes+Davis Independent Exhibitions, Washington, DC

Creature Alterations, Myth & Transformations, MFA Thesis Exhibition, GMU, Fairfax, VA 

Beast and Critter, Search and Discover, Frogman’s Graduate Student Scholarship Show, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine      Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD











Awards & honors








Honorable Mention, 528.0 Printmaking Exhibition, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

Best in Show, The Reverse Image, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

Best of Colorado, Foothills Fine Art Festival, Golden, CO

Mayor's Award of Excellence, Ridgway Rendezvous Fine Art Festival, Ridgway, CO

First Place 2-D, Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden, CO

Best in Show, Ridgway Rendezvous Fine Art Festival, Ridgway, CO

Recipient: Artist in Residence, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

Merit Award, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO

First Place, Park City Arts Festival, Park City, UT

Recipient: Artist in Residence, Jentel Foundation Artist Residency, Banner, WY

First Place, Artlink 37th Annual Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, IN

Purchase Award, Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson, SC

First Place, Fort Collins Studio Tour Show, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

Best in Show, Pearl Street Arts Festival, Boulder, CO

First Place 2-D, Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden, CO

First Place, Webster Arts Fair, Webster, MO

UMB Bank Award, Laumiere Art Festival, Saint Louis, MO

Recipient: Laila Twigg Smith Artist in Residence Program, The Donkey Mill Arts Center, Holualoa, HI

Second Place, 528.0 Regional Printmaking Show, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO

First Place, Fort Collins Studio Tour Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO

Best in Show, Madison Fine Arts Festival, Madison, WI

Best in Show, Utah Fine Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Best in Show, Ann Arbor State Street Arts Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

First Place 2D, Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden, CO

First Place 2D, Evergreen Fine Arts Festival,Evergreen, CO

Second Place 2D, Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS

Honorable Mention, Telfair Fine Arts Festival, Savannah, GA

Second Place 2D, Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden, CO

Third Place 2D, Omaha Art Festival, Omaha NE

Recipient: Artist Residency in Printmaking: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

Best in Show, First Place 2D, Golden Fine Art Festival, Golden, CO

Best in Show, Barefoot in the Park, Duluth, GA

First Place 2D, Wyoming Art Show, Wyoming, OH

Best in Show, Artfest@City Arts Dallas, Dallas, TX

Best in Show, Art and Air, Webster Groves, MO

First Place 2D, Rockport Art Festival, Rockport, TX

Recipient, Frogman’s Graduate Student Scholarship Show, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD






Recent Group shows




528.0 Printmaking Exhibition, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

Animalia, The Crowd Gallery, Boulder, CO

Multiples, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Dennis McNett.

Of Course, Of Course: Art of the Horse, Revolt Gallery, Taos, NM. Curated by Max Kaufmann.

5x5, Zane Bennett Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

28th Parkside National Print Exhibition, UW-Parkside Galleries, Kenosha, WI. Juried by Barry Carlsen.

Fins, Feathers and Fur, Animals in Art, The Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, CO. Curated by Ellen Martin.

Round and Around, The Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO. Curated by Sarah Roy.

Trail Song, The A.R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO. Curated by Max Kauffman.

Women of Printmaking, 40 West Gallery, Denver, CO. Juried by Katie Hoffman and Sue Crosby Doyle.

The Reverse Image, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO. Juried by Catherine Chauvin

Animals in Print, Highpoint Printmaking Center, Minneapolis, MN. Juried by Josh Bindenwald.

please inquire for full CV. 


Every year I donate artwork to non-profit institutions, or choose a print which proceeds of sales are donated. Please contact me if you are interested in my art at your fundraiser.

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