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Gerri Johnson-McMillin is grateful for the attention her work has received, like this review in a 2001 issue of the Los Angeles Times Calendar Weekend:

For sculptor Gerri Johnson-McMillin, focus is prickly sharp, with a large number of small assemblages whose details vary only slightly.  For Johnson-McMillin, water is more poetic reference.  She creates small, fastidious vessels presented under plexiglass, looking like exotic jellyfish or Native American basketry writ tiny They are fashioned from fishing line, minute beads and, as structural pillars, albacore pectoral fins.  That last ingredient, of course, can’t be found at the neighborhood art supply store, and that’s key:  This is strangely appealing art that cleverly connects the dots between nature and culture.

Her work has been covered in these publications:

"Sensual Spaces," Artnet, December 2010

"Sea Life Transformed," Ventura County Star, May 5, 2008

"The 'Jellyfish' are leaving SCIART," Ventura County Star, April 17, 2008

"'Tis better to Give," American Style Magazine, December 2007

"See-worthy," blog entry, The Empty Vessel blog, Oct. 4, 2006

“500 Baskets”, Larks Books 500 series.  Spring 2006

“Artist Profile,” The Ventura Star, December 2005

“Contemporary Baskets 2005” exhibition catalog, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, June/July 2005.

“Material Content: Basketry Sculpture in the 21st Century” exhibition catalog, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, March-May 2005

“Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions” by Kevin Wallace, Fiberart Magazine, Nov/Dec 2004

“Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions” by Kevin Wallace, Craft Arts International, Australia, No. 62, 2004.

“Celebrating Nature, Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions” exhibition catalog, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, October 2004.

“The Fiber of Our Being: A showcase of anatomically inspired art” by Liz Good, Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct2004.

“Show&Tel: Art Connection”, exhibition critique, Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2004.

“The Inspired Vessel” by Kevin Wallace, Craft Arts International, Australia, No. 61, 2004.

“The Inspired Vessel” by Kevin Wallace, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, Spring 2004.

Artist profile, Focus on the Masters, 2004

“The Many Faces of Art”, by De L’Esprie, Westlake Magazine, CA.  December Holiday Issue 2003

“Contemporary Baskets, Small Treasures 2002”, exhibition catalog, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, Oct/Nov 2002.

“The Knotting Collective” by Kevin Wallace, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, Spring 2002.

“Women’s Festival of the Arts” critique of exhibition, Long Beach Press Telegram, March 22, 2002.

“Metamorphosis” critique of exhibition, Los Angeles Times, November 2001.

“Baskets, Tradition & Beyond”, basketry book by Ray Leier, Jan Peters, Kevin Wallace, September 2002.

“John McQueen Workshop”, Article - A National Basketmakers Publication, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2000.

“John McQueen Workshop”, Article – Los Angeles Basketry Guild Newsletter, December 1999.

“Featured Artist” Article – Studio Channel Islands Art Center Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2, November 1999.

“Gourds”, Article – Loss Angeles Basketry Guild Newsletter #6, November 1986.