Africana Studies
Department Chair:
Pam Brooks

Administrative Assistant:
David Divins

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6485

Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Johnny Coleman

Johnny Coleman

Professor of Studio Art and Africana Studies

Contact Information


Allen Art Building 61
(440) 775-6908

Personal Office Hours:
Tuesday, 10:00-12:00pm

Personal Web Site:

Johnny Coleman

Johnny Coleman

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otis Clg Art Design, 1989
  • Master of Fine Arts, Univ California San Diego, 1992


Johnny Coleman is a sculptor/installation artist and associate professor of art and Africana studies. He is from Southern California, and received his BFA from the Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design, and his MFA from the University of California at San Diego. He has created sound installations for MOCA Cleveland, William Cannon Art Center (Carlsbad, CA), Akron Museum of Art, Hallwalls Gallery (Buffalo, NY), SPACES Gallery (Cleveland), inSITE 94 (San Diego), William King Art Center (Abington, VA), Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Centro Cultural (San Diego), Randolph Street (Chicago), California Center for the Arts and David Zapf Gallery (San Diego). Additionally, he has performed on stage at BAM, Majestic Theater: Next Wave Festival 96, and his work is included in the permanent collection of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the California Center for the Arts, and numerous private collections.

View examples of Johnny Coleman's work.

Headshot Photo Credit: John Seyfried