Artist and curator Niki Johnson weaves together her personal stories as she speaks on the affective qualities of communication, from visual experience to sound.

About the speaker

Niki Johnson is an artist, curator and organizer. Raised in New Mexico, Johnson has spent her adult life living across the United States, including five-year stints in San Francisco, California, and Memphis, Tennessee. She received her BFA from the University of Memphis and MA/MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Studio Art. In Wisconsin, Johnson has taught at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, curated several local and national exhibitions, and founded MarKEt: Where MKE meets Art, an arts-based organization in the city. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of Madison Central Public Library, UW-Health’s American Center Hospital and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Reviews of Johnson’s artwork have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, and Vice Magazine, amongst other national and international media sources.

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