Renae Johnson

Artist Statement

Memories are like ghosts: somewhat blurry, a little haunting, and inherently transitory. I have found that using the written word to convey memories is ultimately flawed; it lacks the ability to combine the sensory and empathetic elements in the way that being in the same physical space as the visceral ghosts of memory can immediately recreate the true emotion. My goal is to share with others these memories that are both beautiful and intrinsically warped by distances and time. I have recently been more engaged by sculptural and normal objects, but the medium is intended to be fluid and not bounded by any predetermined artistic expectations. Through this process, I have developed a deep empathy for others with the new ability to witness the subconscious, nonverbal art we create in our every day.



Go For A Loop Gallery San Francisco CA


BWAC Gallery Brooklyn NY


West Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Pratt CDSC, Featured Artist Brooklyn, NY
Schaefler Gallery Brooklyn, NY


Potion Brooklyn, NY
Studio C7 San Diego, CA
Basic San Diego, CA
Schuga River San Diego, CA


Schuga River San Diego, CA
Agora Houston, TX


The Independent Minneapolis, MN
Festival of the Arts Detroit, MI
57th Street Art Fair Chicago, IL
Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, MN
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Denver, CO
Des Moines Art Festival Des Moines, IA
Bayou City Art Festival Houston, TX


Art Attack Minneapolis, MN
Plaza Art Fair Chicago, IL
Metris Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, MN
Art Market Minneapolis, MN
The Independent Minneapolis, MN
First Thursdays Minneapolis, MN
Art-A-Whirl Minneapolis, MN


The Octagon Ames, IA
Des Moines Art Festival Des Moines, IA
The Vintage Minneapolis, MN
Savvy House Minneapolis, MN
Jet Set Minneapolis, MN