Ursula Johnson

Posted on Jul 26, 2019

Ursula Johnson

Ursula Johnson has exhibited work nationally and internationally since graduating from NSCAD in 2006.  A major focus of her practice is based in performance and installation. Johnson describes her work as “changing mediums based on who I am talking to and what conversation I am trying to have”.  Much of her work employs cooperative didactic intervention and is place-based while incorporating various mediums often collaborating with others.

Ursula has also been collaborating with her wife, Angella Parsons, under the collaborative duo KINUK. Johnson and Parsons have created works that explore notions of public verses private within the scope of the interpersonal nature of their relationship and cultural difference and sameness.

Johnson has been shortlisted for the Salt Spring National Art Prize (2015) and the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award (2016).  She was a recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Indigenous Art Award (2016) and winner of the 2017 Sobey Art Award.