Courtney Adair Johnson, ‘Her name was Jessica’, 2014, CMA: Benefit Auction 2016


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About Courtney Adair Johnson

A self-professed “reuse artist,” Courtney Adair Johnson sources her materials from discarded objects and ephemera. As such, the Nashville-based artist has not purchased art supplies since 2008. Part of Johnson’s activism is granting an extra life to her salvaged treasures; old credit cards, pink pencil erasers, and foil wrappers are intricately reimagined in assemblage and installations. Most recently, Johnson was the recipient of a REAL (Racial Equity in Arts Leadership) grant from Metro Arts in Nashville.