Kierra Jenaé Johnson (b. 1989 Decatur, GA) is a photo-based artist whose practice uses staged portraiture to explore black cultural traditions and how they are expressed through the body. Her work addresses the everyday aspect of spirituality, beauty, friendships and familial relationships.
Johnson counts growing up in her grandparent’s church in Vincent, AL, summers spent in Columbus, OH and attending private and public schools in Decatur, GA as her biggest influences.
Johnson has been commissioned by Walker and Co, Google, Ernst & Young,
and more. Her recent work was featured in a benefit show with 99designs for ACLU (2016) and the group show Black Women Over Breathing (2017), Betti Ono Gallery, CA. Johnson presented her first solo exhibition at Betti Ono Gallery in May 2018. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.