Kelsey Halliday Johnson

Updated
24 Oct 2017

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

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Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85), 2017, installation view, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, ephemera and timeline of the history of women in technology. Photo by Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Kelsey Halliday Johnson.

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Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85), 2017, installation view, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Pictured: Catherine Jansen, Sewing Space, 1981, xerography on cloth, thread, embroidery. Photo by Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Kelsey Halliday Johnson.

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Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85), 2017, installation view, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Pictured (L to R): Lynn Hershman Leeson, Beryl Korot, Jennifer Bartlett, Pati Hill; foreground: listening stations of the history of women in electronic music, left: Pauline Oliveros, right: Annea Lockwood. Photo by Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Kelsey Halliday Johnson.

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 surveys a generation of pioneering female artists and relate their work to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age.