School Placement: Southern Middle School
College: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Nia Johnson is originally from Pinehurst, NC and has had a passion for painting since she was 13 years old. Nia Graduated from UNC Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in art history. She is a visual artist who uses painting to explore self-identity and female representation.
Nia also has experience with community service projects for underrepresented youth through organizations such as College Mentors for Kids at UNCC and Wings for Kids in Charlotte, NC. She also started a visual arts club on her campus called Charlotte Art Academy to ensure that students could continue practicing art in college. Nia is looking forward to providing greater art opportunities to marginalized communities through ArtistYear as an ArtistYear AmeriCorps Fellow in Moore County!