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Tonika Johnson

Tonika Johnson is a visual artist/photographer from Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood.

In 2010, she helped co-found Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) and now she serves as its full-time Program Manager. She was featured in Chicago Magazine as a 2017 Chicagoan of the Year for her photography of Englewood's everyday beauty, countering its pervasive media coverage of poverty and crime. Her Folded Map project is currently on view at Loyola University's Museum of Art through October 20, 2018. 

Tonika will be a guest speaker for Artist Case Studies: Building an Audience + Community of Support on February 5, 2019.

Resident year: 
2018-2019
Cohort Group: 
Guest Speaker