Ian Johnston

Ian Johnston is an artist based in Nelson, BC. Born in Moose Factory, Ontario and grew up in Ottawa. Johnston studied architecture at Algonquin College, and Carleton University in Ottawa and with the University of Toronto at Paris. Prior to opening his Nelson studio in 1996 he spent five years working at the Bauhaus Academy in post Berlin Wall East Germany. Johnston’s art practice is a self-described ‘journey’ of bodies of work that began with a focus on consumerism and the physical waste stream. His current work Fine Line has switched attention from consumer culture to the obsessive-compulsive behaviour that appear to epitomize it. Johnston has participated in residencies and shown his work in public galleries and museums in Canada, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Nelson, BC
Language(s): English


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Offers services to schools

  • Digital & Media Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Artist-Educator Partnership
  • Residency
  • Professional Development

Profile last updated: Apr 3 2020