Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gerri Johnson-McMillin has been creating art since early childhood. She has always loved the fiber arts, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint and took her first basketry class in 1972. While her main interest is basketry, she enjoys various fiber techniques, including weaving, spinning, and knotting.
The love of the ocean and what's beneath plays an influential part in Gerri's art. She is known for her Fishbone Vessels and Knotted Fiber Sculptures. Gerri is a national and international exhibiting artist and has her artwork in the permanent collections of the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Museum of Ventura County.