Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson (she/they) is a Boston-born and New Orleans-based artist who is dedicated to enriching lives through creative expression, making art more accessible to all members of her community, and contributing to the magnificent artistic culture of New Orleans. The Berklee College of Music graduate began her career in visual art as an Art Lab Assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and went on to serve as Lesley University College of Art and Design’s Studio Manager before relocating to the south and taking on the role of Creative Aging and Access Coordinator at NOMA. Their personal art practice explores self-identity and Blackness through collage, fiber art, installation, and music. In 2019 their voice was spotlighted on the debut album of Warner Music Group signed rapper IDK, titled “Is He Real?” also featuring Tyler the Creator, Burna Boy, and Pusha T, and in the fall of 2022 they presented their debut solo exhibition, “Perfect Memory” an investigation of the unbroken ancestral memory held by Black people in the Americas by means of water. They create work intended to usher all who witness it into a state of reverence for the past, understanding of the present, and hope for futures to come.