b. Winnipeg, Canada, 1976



MFA Photography, Yale University, New Haven, CT


BFA, Honors Degree, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada



Woodland, Blouin Division, Montreal, Canada

Explosion, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada


Woodland, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


This Land, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Snow Cave, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Rosy-Fingered Dawn, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Hospital Hallway, Division Arsenal, New York, NY


Hospital Hallway, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Hospital Hallway, Images Festival, Division Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Kitchen, Images Festival, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada

Sarah Anne Johnson: Field Trip, McMichael’s Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

Field Trip, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Asleep in the Forest, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada


Sarah Anne Johnson; Wonderland, 2002-2014, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

Best Beach, Weston Harbour Castle Convention Centre Photography Mural, Toronto, Ontario

Hospital Hallway, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Field Trip, Division Gallery, Montréal, Canada

Northern Lights, Hermes Parfumerie, Commission, New York, NY


Wonderlust, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Wonderlust, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Three Wise Guys, Commission for Louis Vuitton Store, Toronto, Canada

Asleep in the Woods, The Bank of Montréal Project Room, Toronto, Canada

Arctic Wonderland, Division Gallery, Montréal, Canada


Arctic Wonderland, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Arctic Wonderland, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Dancing with the Doctor, Ace Art Inc, Winnipeg, Canada


House on Fire, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

House on Fire, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

New Work, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada


The Galapagos Project, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

The Galapagos Project’, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY


In the Forest, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Either Side of Eden, Plug In, Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada

Tree Planting, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada


Tree Planting, Duke University, Durham, NC

Tree Planting, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Tree Planting, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY



On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT


I Am Here: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada


Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from the Met Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada


Dream States: Contemporary Photography and Video, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

All Membranes Are Porous, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada

Elles Photographes, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Super Young, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada


Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

The pen moves across the earth; it no longer knows what will happen and the hand that holds it has disappeared, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada

The Sobey Art Award, Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada

Now? NOW!, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO

Xenotopia, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, UK


Nei Xiao/Wai Bao – IN&OUTsource, The Art Gallery of Nanjing University of the Arts, China

Oh Canada, exhibition touring across Canada

She Made a Day be a Day Here, exhibition touring across Canada

Beyond Street – Lit Roads, Platform Gallery, Stokholm, Sweden

The Combinational, Studio 1.1, London, UK

New Mythologies: Super Natural States and Polar Exploration, Fosdick – Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY

LandMark, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Magnetic North, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY

Glam North: Doris McCarthy and Her New Contemporaries, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Canada


Under My Skin, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

They Made a Day be a Day Here, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Canada


Builders, The Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Photography Is, Higher Pictures Gallery, New York, NY

Spectral Landscapes, Modern Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

Watch This Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection, Art Galler of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Oh Canada, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

True North, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

Winnipeg Now, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

My Winnipeg, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

The Perfect Storm, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Le Minoir & L’Encyclopedie, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, France


My Winnipeg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

My Winnipeg, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète, France

The Sobey Art Award, Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada

Global Nature, Kamloops Art Gallery, Canada

Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC


Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Out of The Woods, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks and Projects, New York, NY

It is what it is, Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada


Windows and Mirrors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY


ReThinking Landscape: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas, Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, NC


Elsewhere, The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

5th Biennale de Montréal, Centre International d’Art Contemporian de Montréal, Canada

L’Enfant de Cartier, Theatre de la Photographie et de l’Image, Nice, France


The Female Machine, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Stiff, Gallery 4000, Chicago, IL

Soft Radical, Compact Space, Los Angeles, CA

Either Side of Eden, Plug-In RCA, Winnipeg, Canada

Under 30, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS


Imprints, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada

J’en Rêve, Foundation Cartier, Paris, France

On Transit, Mexicali, Mexico


Dreamweavers, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

Flirt, Neubacher Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Another Other, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto, Canada

Mr. Ketchup’s Rolla Decks Art Show, Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

More Than Code, touring exhibition across the US


The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park, FL

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Bank of Montréal, Toronto, Canada

Canada Arts Council, Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada

Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Canada

George Weston Limited, Ontario, Canada

The Granite Club, Ltd, Ontario, Canada

Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Canada

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

The New York Public Library, New York, NY

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

TD Bank Group, Toronto, Canada

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT



Klein, Benjamin. “Sarah Anne Johnson.” Border Crossings Issue # 156, May 2021

Kwon, R. O. “Careful Not to FAINT.” Town and Country May 2021


Wolin, Joseph R. “Sarah Anne Johnson Takes Us on a 'Trip' to Utopian Woodlands.” Frieze 23 December 2020

Knoblauch, Loring. “Sarah Anne Johnson, Woodland @Yossi Milo.” Collector Daily 28 October, 2020

Brooks, Jada, “Sarah Anne Johnson: Woodland.” BITE Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

Beck, Sara. “Exhibition Review: Sarah Anne Johnson at Yossi Milo.” Musée Magazine. 27 October 2020

Benfield, Thomas. “Couch Gallery Crawl.” New York Magazine 18 June 2020


Martinique, Elena. “Sarah Anne Johnson's Photography For The Fifth Time at Stephen Bulger Gallery.” Widewalls 24 April 2019


McClure, Diana. “Sarah Anne Johnson: Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Julie Saul Gallery.” Photograph Magazine May/June 2018

Jael, Ilana. “Exhibition Review: Rosy-Fingered Dawn.” Musée 9 May 2018

Adesina, Precious. “Snapshot: ‘Rosy-Fingered Dawn’ by Sarah Anne Johnson.” Financial Times 4 May 2018

Walsh, Meeka. “Border View; House Work.” Border Crossings Issue #145 January 2018


Kovler, Anna. Review, Border Crossings Issue #139, August 2016

“Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video.” The MET 17 May 2016

Krauss, Rebecca. “These Amazing Music Festival Photos Will Make You Feel Like You’re Tripping on Acid.” Vice 11 May 2016

Campbell, Meagan. “Cellophane flowers of yellow and green.” Maclean’s Magazine 2 May 2016

Sandals, Leah. “When Postpartum Depression Becomes Performance Art.” Canadian Art 21 April 2016

McNamara, Rea. “This Is How You Turn a Family History of CIA Mind-Control Experiments into Art.” Vice 15 April 2016

Whyte, Murray. “Artist takes grim trip into family past.” Toronto Star 14 April 2016

Kabango, Shadrach. “This artist’s grandma was a CIA guinea pig.” CBC Radio 30 March 2016

Adams, James. “The glory and grot of outdoor festivals, through Sarah Anne Johnson’s lens.” The Globe and Mail 25 March 2016

Rinaldi, Luc. “Wild Wild Fest.” Toronto Life March 2016


Kennedy, Paul. “The 2015 Sobey Art Award: The New Master.” CBC Radio 18 December 2015

Collins, Leah. “Why Winnipeg’s Sarah Anne Johnson spatters music fest photos with glitter.” CBC 15 December 2015

Gallant, Elise. “Boundless Images.” Malibu April 2015

Cooley, Alison. “Sarah Anne Johnson and the Public Lives of Private Images.” BlackFlash April 2015

Rabbit White, Rachel. “Psychedelia’s Softer Side.” Playboy March 2015

Menconi, David. “At CAM-Raleigh, an artist’s dark ‘Wonderland.” The News and Observer 27 February 2015

Howe, Brian. “In the provocative exhibit Wonderland, Sarah Anne Johnson turns sex and nature inside-out.” Indy Week 11 February 2015

Moleskey, David. “Wonderland: Sarah Anne Johnson @ CAM Raleigh, North Carolina.” Juxtapoz February 2015


Brooks, Katherine. “Stunning Nude Photos Capture the Anonymous Intimacy of Couples in the Act.” Huffington Post 20 March 2014

Coppelman, Alyssa. “Wonderlust Photos Expose Couples Most Intimate Moments.” Feature Shoot 6 March 2014

Fonts, Carlos. “Sarah Anne Johnson: Cracking the Surface.” Musée March 2014


Walsh, Brienne. “Sarah Anne Johnson Shows Love.” Art in America 9 December 2013

Agustsson, Sola.“Sarah Anne Johnson: From Arctic to Exotic.” Whitewall 22 November 2013

Walsh, Meeka. “Intimacy’s Awkward Beauty, Sarah Anne Johnson.” Border Crossings Issue #126, 2013

Aletti, Vince. “Sarah Anne Johnson.” The New Yorker October 2013

Gilmore, Alison. “True to Life.” Flare November 2013

“Art Basel Bound: Canada’s most creative A-types preview the best of 2013’s fair.” Fashion Magazine November 2013

Fonts, Carlos.“Sarah Anne Johnson – Wonderlust at Julie Saul.” Musée 28 October 2013

Gallpen, Britt.“7 Lessons from Sarah Anne Johnson.” Canadian Art Magazine 26 October 2013

“New Works by Sarah Anne Johnson.” Juxtapoz 28 October 2013

“The North Issue.” Arc Poetry September 2013


Kunard, Andrea. “Sarah Anne Johnson’s Arctic Wonderland.” National Gallery of Canada Magazine 12 December 2012

Kenoyer, Jane. “Sarah Anne Johsnon’s Arctic Wonderland.” Hi-Fructose 28 November 2012

Milroy, Sarah. “At the National Gallery: Black and white and everything light.” The Globe and Mail 9 November 2012

Goodden, Sky. “Higher Pictures' Curator Kim Bourus Discusses Sarah Anne Johnson and Jessica Eaton.” Blouin Artinfo 12 May 2012

Walsh, Meeka. “Thirteen Uneasy Pieces.” Border Crossings Issue #121, March 2012

Johnson, Sarah Anne. “Black Smoke.” Harper’s Magazine February 2012


“Sarah Anne Johnson: Northern Splendour.” Canadian Art cover feature, Fall 2011

Hall, Emily. “Sarah Anne Johnson.” Artforum May 2011

Cover feature. Photo District News July 2011


Johnson, Sarah Anne. “Snow Pile.” Harper’s Magazine August 2010

Whyte, Murray. “Arctic Dreams.” The Toronto Star 22 June 2011

Hirsch, Caroline.“Sarah Anne Johnson’s Arctic Parties.” The New Yorker 5 April 2011

Borden, Norman. “Sarah Anne Johnson, Arctic Wonderland.” The New York Photo Review 5 April 2011

Smith, Roberta.“In Fields of Art, Snapping Photos.” The New York Times 2 April 2010

Robinson, Walter.“It’s a Sad, Sad World.” Artnet 2 April 2010

Reid, Mary. “Sarah Anne Johnson” Going Live.” Canadian Art 5 March 2010

Mayes, Alison. “A Moving Tribute.” Winnipeg Free Press 4 February 2010

Walsh, Meeka. “Sarah Anne Johnson, Artist Page.” Border Crossings January 2010

Gillmore, Alison.“Shock to the System.” Winnipeg Free Press 7 June 2010


Cruz, Araceli. “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” The Village Voice 15 September 2009

Saltz, Jerry. “Want to Sees: What our critic is most eager for this fall.” New York Magazine 31 August 2009

Schuster, Robert. “Fall Guide: Sarah Anne Johnson Conjures a Mind-Control Center.” The Village Voice 9 September 2009

Milroy, Sarah. “They Were Looking for the Ideal Manchurian Candidate.” The Globe and Mail 15 July 2009

Whyte, Murray. “Sarah Anne Johnson: House on Fire at the AGO.” The Star 12 July 2009

“2008 Grange Prize Winner Sarah Anne Johnson Debuts Emotionally Charged New Exhibition at the AGO.” Artdaily July 2009


Enright, Robert.“The Ages of Johnson.” Border Crossings Issue #107, 2008

Ghomeshi, Jian. CBC Radio 28 April 2008


Cambell, James D. “Crack in the Sky – La Biennale de Montréal.” Border Crossings December 2007

Critic’s Pick, “Elsewhere.” Artforum September 2007

“Milroy’s Contact Top Ten.” The Globe and Mail 5 May 2007

Saltz, Jerry. “Vision Thing, Sarah Anne Johnson blurs the line between mediums.” The Village Voice 2 March 2007

Modern Painters February 2007


Guggenheim Magazine Winter 2006

Weinburg, Lauren. Time Out Chicago Issue 75, 2006

Baik, Jaeny. “Shaken not Stirred.” CBC Radio 26 November 2006

Walsh, Meeka. Frieze Magazine October 2006

Eyland, Cliff. “Visual Arts.” Border Crossings Issue #99, August 2006

Enright, Robert. “Picture Perfect.” Globe and Mail 20 June 2006

Enright, Robert. “City Report: Winnipeg.” Frieze Magazine March 2006

Walker, Morley. “True to her Roots.” Winnipeg Free Press 16 March 2006

“Sarah Anne Johnson.” Domino March 2006


“Newsmakers.” Maclean’s Magazine 12 December 2005

Loftin, A.J. “Into the Woods.” Hartford Advocate 18 August 2005

Ross, Lauren “Sarah Anne Johnson: Tree Planting.” Art on Paper June 2005

Fineman, Mia. “Close Up.” Photograph May 2005

Peterson, Thane. “Photography’s Golden Age.” Business Week 2 May 2005

Aletti, Vince. “Mud, Sweat and Tears.” Modern Painters April 2005

Smith, Roberta. “Last Chance.” The New York Times 11 March 2005

“Don’t Miss! Sarah Anne Johnson.” Time Out New York 3 March 2005

Aletti, Vince. “Paradise Found.” The Village Voice 15 February 2005

Schwendener, Martha. “Sarah Anne Johnson.” Artforum February 2005

Smith, Roberta.“Tree Planting” The New York Times 11 February 2005

“Newsmakers.” Maclean’s Magazine 12 December 2005


Border Crossing Issue #92, 2004


Grosz, David. “Dreamweavers.” New York Sun 26 August 2002