Jennifer Johnson is a Philadelphia-based sculptor who works with ceramics and fibers, but also electronics, video, and performance, to create installations. Her preoccupation is how specific places become meaningful. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art and BA in Philosophy from Swarthmore College.
Her sculptures, “The Architecture of Remembering,” have been exhibited in Denmark (2017), in the Woodmere Annual (2018) in Philadelphia, and at The Anderson Center (Red Wing MN, 2019). The installation “Let me clear up a few things,” (Temple Contemporary, 2016) recreated an elaborate domestic scene with thousands of handmade objects, and centered on a 9 hour video, “Puzzle,” showing a pair of hands putting the pieces together. Porcelain mosaics from Art in the Open were exhibited at The Schuylkill Center and CFEVA in 2018. Most recently, The Men’s Room was installed at the Crane Arts in 2019. Currently, she is working on several sculptures based on the 1975 film by Chantal Ackerman, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.