Winnipeg-based artist Sarah Anne Johnson will discuss her practice, followed by a conversation with curator Bonnie Rubenstein about her new site-specific commissioned project, Best Beach.
Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976, Canada) received a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2002 and an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2004. She was trained as a photographer and uses a variety of media including painting, sculpture and performance. Johnson was the recipient of the inaugural Grange Prize for Contemporary Photography in 2008 and her work been exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad. This includes many significant public institutions, such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, where her work is also part of their permanent collections, among many others. In February 2015, Johnson's first survey exhibition opened at the Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh. She is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto & Julie Saul Gallery, in New York.
Best Beach, 2015, is supported by Partners in Art (Lead Sponsor) and StreetARToronto(StART), and presented in partnership with Westin Harbour Castle.