Based In: Bronx
Natasha R. Johnson, J.D. is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Human Services at the Bronx Extension Center of Metropolitan College. As an artivist (activist + artist), advocate, academic, and attorney, her work sits at the intersection of art and human rights.
Based on her legal and education work, Natasha was a recipient of an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, a Fulbright Specialist Fellowship and a host of other awards. In art and design, she merges her legal and educational disciplines through photography, curation, and interior decorating. Natasha’s visual social commentary focuses on issues of injustice and artistically creating more equitable spaces through the seemingly disparate mediums of law, education, policy, art and interior decorating. Her efforts have been showcased in several exhibitions and her decor was featured in the popular blog Apartment Therapy. As a cultural and artistic curator, Natasha uses her critical eye to infuse equity and beauty in non-traditional spaces and has curated several cultural public programming projects, including the co-curation of a national exhibition on queer women of color in film. She lectures and consults with individuals/organizations locally, nationally, and internationally on issues of art, gender-based violence and human rights. Natasha earned her Juris Doctorate from CUNY School of Law and her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.