Doug Johnston

Doug Johnston

Brooklyn, NY, US



Born in 1979 in the west Texas desert and raised in Tulsa, OK, Doug Johnston lives and works in New York City.

Doug Johnston's work includes art, design, architecture and music, utilizing and exploring a variety of mediums and methods such as installation, fiber art, sculpture, photography, and collaborative performance. Since 2010 he has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope into a variety of functional and sculptural objects. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions around the United States and in online and print journals; an ongoing line of coiled and stitched rope pieces is available in boutiques and galeries around the world.

After graduating from Drury University with undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Studio Art, Doug later earned a Master of Architecture Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has served as a guest critic and lecturer at several universities. His professional experience includes architecture, teaching, and architectural metal fabrication. Currently Doug works with his wife, Tomoe Matsuoka, in their Brooklyn studio.


Doug's School Blog on Archinect:

Cranbrook Academy of Art (Doug Johnston)

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Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - Jun 2007

Drury University, Springfield, MO, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture - Thesis: Punk Music and Architecture
Bachelor of Arts - Studio/Fine Arts

Jan 1998 - Dec 2003

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