Michael Johnson ws born in Providence, Rhode Island, and received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati. Johnson is currently the Distinguished Professor of sculpture at the University of Puget Sound. He has exhibited in on-person and invitational exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, the Aronof Center in Cincinnati, Gallery Gerulata in Glovakia and the Izukogen Art Museum in Japan. Johnson also served the sculpture community as an executive member of the Board of Directors for the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, New Jersey. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.