John James Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist and designer who works with vector and raster software, video, painting, and less conventional tools and media.
He earned two BFAs from Iowa State University, one in graphic design and the second in drawing/painting/printmaking, and has over a decade of experience working as a graphic designer. After earning an MFA in painting from American University, Anderson began to teach art in the greater Washington, DC metro area, and has taught at American University, The George Washington University, George Mason University, and The Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Anderson first began teaching at Prince George's Community College as an adjunct instructor in the fall of 2008. In the fall of 2010 he was hired full time by the Department of Art Music and Philosophy at the rank of Associate Professor of Art.
Outside the classroom, Anderson regularly writes art criticism for Washington City Paper, and most recently has begun contributing to Art in America. He also remains active in the studio, exhibiting regularly in the greater DC Metro region, and points throughout the United States. With his remaining time, he volunteers with 3D scanning and modeling at the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office.