Sarah Anne Johnson, ‘Gold Post’, 2017, Division Gallery

About Sarah Anne Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson works in various mediums, focusing on themes of nature and idealism. Her series of photographs, “Tree Planting” (2002-5), is a collection of images taken while Johnson spent a summer on a reforestation project in northern Canada—documentary photos interspersed with images of small figures staged in the landscape. For her series “Artic Wonderland” (2010-11), Johnson took photos in the Arctic Circle and altered them using paint, Photoshop, and techniques of embossing and printmaking. “I do this to create a more honest image,” she says. “To show not just what I saw, but how I feel about what I saw.”

Canadian, b. 1976, Winnipeg, Canada, based in New York, New York