sourced from the EZTV archives at 18th Street Arts Center & ONE archives at USC
additional materials sourced from the Patric Prince Archives at the V&A, London & Zina Bethune archives at UCLA
Kate Johnson is a video artist and Emmy® Award winning filmmaker. Throughout her career she has created work that explores the intersections between memory and presence, perception and reality, and the momentary nature of existence. Informed by a combination of influences ranging from her work in college on archeological digs, to collaborations with choreographers and performers, and her immersion into video and computer art when she joined EZTV, she pulls from poetry and magic realism, as well as themes around emerging technology and its confluence with our humanity. When asked what her medium is she often answers: time.
She works in multiple mediums as an installation artist, performer, sculptor, video artist, writer, and filmmaker Her work has been shown in galleries, festivals, and exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her large-scale projection and video sculptures have transformed spaces including LA City Hall, The Getty Center, Ford Amphitheater, Tongva Park in the City of Santa Monica, Japanese American Cultural Center, the Los Angeles Metro, Bergamot Station Art Center, Dance Camera Istanbul, among others.
Her film, “Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” premiered at the Film Society at Lincoln Center and was broadcast on PBS stations across the nation. The film also received an LA Emmy® Award and a Golden Mike Award. Her collaborative works have been exhibited at The ICA in London, MOMA NY, Cannes Film Festival, The American Cinematheque, The Los Angeles Film Festival, American Film Institute, The Pan African Film Festival, Pomona College Museum of Art, and broadcast on The Documentary Channel, Channel 5 France, and in film festivals internationally.
She is a principal force behind the seminal Los Angeles media art group EZTV (www.eztvmuseum.com) and instrumental in the group’s early works being inducted into the permanent collection at the University of Southern California’s One Archives.
She is currently Assistant Professor at Otis College of Art & Design and is an artist in residence at the 18th Street Arts Center.
For more information on Kate Johnson, please visit her website at https://www.katejohnsonartandfilm.com