Julianna Johnston is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Their work uses somatics and play to deconstruct personal and collective relationships to digital interfaces and surveillance technologies. Julianna holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design (2018) and an MFA in Media Arts from UCLA DMA (2024). Their work has been exhibited in venues and festivals throughout the US and abroad such as the Slamdance Film Festival D.I.G. Official Selection (Park City, UT), Athens Digital Media Arts Festival (Athens, Greece), Rathaus für Kultur (Switzerland), Studio Hüette (Berlin, Germany), RISD Museum (Providence, RI), Carnegie Mellon University Hall of Arts (Pittsburgh, PA), and Spectra Studios (Los Angeles, CA) among others. They have been an artist-in-residence at DOGO Residenz für Neue Kunst (Switzerland), Crosstown Arts (Memphis, TN), Mass Gallery (Austin, TX), and the Vermont Studio Center. They are the recipient of a Frank-Ratchye Art at the Frontier Grant from the Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Fine Arts Award from UCLA. They direct the Oxbow School’s Summer Art Institute in Napa, CA, and are based between the Bay Area and Los Angeles.


contact : juliannajohnstonstudio@gmail.com

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