Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Senior Program Manager, Artists and Marketplaces

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Katie has a lifelong passion for art, beginning as a child in Michigan, making jewelry out of chestnuts and creating drawing exhibitions in her family’s basement. She later received a BFA in Studio Art (Sculpture) and a BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and a Masters in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky.

While living in Asheville, NC, Katie launched a pottery business, Birds Eye Pottery, where she made and sold porcelain tableware. She later moved to Pittsburgh, PA, and became the curator of public art for Robert Morris University and later director of Braddock Tiles, a non-profit program that worked with local youth to teach the art of tile making and job-readiness skills. In 2018 she joined Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator, where she grew the program to include over 1,000 artists, designers, and craftspeople over a tri-state region.

Katie joined ACC as senior program manager, artists and marketplaces, in 2023. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two rescue dogs. She serves as a board member for Touchstone Center for Arts and hopes to build a home ceramics studio in 2024.

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