Darien Arikoski-Johnson received his BFA from Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota, in 2002. He completed a year of post-bachelors work at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, and received an MFA at Arizona State University in 2009. Arikoski-Johnson has presented workshops at the Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ; the Michigan Mud Conference, Allendale, MI; and Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI. He was an artist-in-residence at The Experimental Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China, and at Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark. His work has been included in national and international exhibitions such as Ink and Clay 34, Pomona, CA, Concordia Continental, St. Paul, MN, and Generously Odd: Craft Now, Lexington, KY. He was an NCECA Emerging Artist at the 2012 conference in Seattle, WA. He has also been published in 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Surface Design for Ceramics, and Ceramics Monthly. Arikoski-Johnson is currently a studio artist working in Copenhagen, Denmark.