Johanna Thompson is an artist residing in Toronto. Through her practice, she confronts anxieties concerning the ephemeral nature of memory. She is interested in the remembering self and photography’s role in establishing a narrative of lived experiences. Much of her work stems from a melancholic longing for the past, and is fuelled by a desire to understand how memory operates and how our personal histories are communicated through sentimental objects. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography degree from NSCAD University in 2014. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree at York University.

Education

2014

 

    BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS

    Major in Photography

Exhibitions

2015

    Out Of The Centre - 2014/2015 Media Art Scholarship Screening, The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS

2014

    Meet Me In The Middle (Nocturne: Art at Night), Park Lane Mall, 5657 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

    NSCAD Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street, Halifax, NS

    The Darkroom 3.0 (Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival), Gallery 918, 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

    Eclectica - NSCAD Advanced Photography Class Exhibition, 1559 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS

    12th Annual NSCAD Photo Show and Sale, 1559 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS

    IIWII (IT IS WHAT IT IS) PART II, Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street, Halifax, NS

   StART Festival, The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS

2013

    11th Annual NSCAD Photo Show and Sale, 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS

2012

    10th Annual NSCAD Photo Show and Sale, 1652 Granville Street, Halifax, NS

Awards

2014

    Centre for Art Tapes Media Arts Scholarship, Halifax, NS

Related Experience

2014

    Student Assistant, NSCAD University Photography Department, Halifax, NS