Kelsey Halliday Johnson

30 Nov 2016


Jennifer Bartlett, Fixed/Variable (Summer '72), 1972, enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates. Photo by Tom Powel, courtesy of Locks Gallery.

Kelsey Halliday Johnson is an independent curator whose work brings to light alternative and underrepresented histories and voices. A member of Vox Populi and a curatorial fellow in photography and new media at the Michener Art Museum, Johnson's work has been shown at the Delaware Art Museum, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. During her time as curator at Locks Gallery, Johnson organized The Body in Spiral, an exhibition exploring alchemy, mathematics, and symbolism in the work of Thomas Chimes. She received an interdisciplinary MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is an alumna of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. In 2016, Johnson received Center support to present Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1970-1985, an exhibition that will survey a generation of pioneering female artists and relate their work to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age.