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Kysa Johnson

blow up 314 - the long goodbye - subatomic decay patterns and supernova remnant of a red giant

2017 | High gloss ink on alumnimum


Kysa Johnson

Kysa Johnson

Evanston, Illinois

Kysa Johnson’s paintings and drawings explore microscopic and macroscopic patterns in nature, depicting the physical realities of celestial nebulas and supernovas using subatomic decay patterns. Johnson’s work has been displayed in solo exhibitions at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; and The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming, among other museums. She has also exhibited in several group shows, including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, and Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland. Her site-specific installations can be found worldwide. A native of Evanston, Illinois, Johnson is a 2003 New York Film Academy fellow and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient. She trained at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotlandand she lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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