Collection: Kysa Johnson

Kysa Johnson’s drawings, paintings and installations explore patterns in nature that exist at the extremes of scale. Using the shapes of subatomic decay patterns, maps of the universe or the molecular structure of pollutants, phytoplankton or of diseases and cures – in short, microscopic or macroscopic “landscapes” – her work depicts a physical reality that is invisible to the naked eye. Johnson graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She has exhibited at numerous venues including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tang Museum, the DeCordova Museum, Dublin Contemporary, the Nicolaysen Museum, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Hudson River Museum, the 2nd Biennial of the Canary Islands, the National Academy of Science, Nancy Littlejohn Gallery, Morgan Lehman, Von Lintel, and Halsey McKay. Her work has been written about extensively in Art Forum, the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Interview Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work is also included in many public collections including MIT, Microsoft, Google, the Progressive Collection, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse. She is a NYFA fellow (2003) and Pollock Krasner Grant recipient (2010).