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Ursula Johnson


Ursula Johnson is a performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw First Nation ancestry from Eskasoni First Nation.

She is currently based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Johnson graduated from the NSCAD University in 2006 and has since participated in more than 30 group shows and five solo exhibitions. She has presented lectures and spoken in community forums on Indigenous self-determination, renegotiating conservation in Canadian institutions, environmental responsibility and sustainability, and the impact of economics on the Indigenous object. Johnson is a finalist for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Award. She was also a finalist for the 2015 Salt Spring National Art Prize and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Previous Works By Ursula Johnson

Elmiet (He/She Goes Home)  |  2010  |  Image: Krista Comeau

Image: Angella Parsons

Untitled performance, part of Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember)  |  Organized by Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery  |  2014  |  Image: Chris Smith

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