Faith Johnson received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts through Tufts University, where she was awarded the Rose Hill Performance Award and a Teaching Fellowship in performance art. Johnson’s work has shown in galleries and festivals throughout the United States and abroad, including the Open Festival in China, Navinki Festival in Belarus, and the Tactile Bosch Gallery in Wales, England. She has also been a visiting artist and lecturer at Lesley University, Oklahoma University, and the University of Northern Iowa. Johnson has completed residencies at the Homestead Artist Residency in Willow, Alaska and the Newton School of Theology where she researched spiritual forms and gestures. She has taught art making in schools, museums, afterschool programs, community centers, and through her community arts project Full-Circle-Arts where she facilitates well-being and connection through creative processes.
Faith Johnson’s current work explores collective consciousness and daydreams through guided -interactions and experiences presented in her ethereal and sometimes playful installations. Her work is meant to spark and engage individual and collective imagination. Her most recent installation The Water Keepers’ Library invites people from around the world to gather water samples to be placed in the Water Library. During its final phase audience members are asked to hold a drop of water in their hands from the origin of their choice and to dream with the water during a guided meditation. The visions sparked from each guided interaction are intended to become connective sparks of light, guiding us to the timeline where our dreams exist in their fullness.