Kierra Jenaé Johnson (b.1989, Decatur, GA) is a visual artist whose work addresses the everyday aspect of spirituality, beauty, memory, interpersonal relationships, and place. Her commercial clients range from Google and Facebook to MakeDo, Fast Forward and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Kierra brings her warm Southern sensibilities to her work. You can see it in her photos — whether she’s documenting a two-day influencer campaign for Walker and Co’s product launch or curating images for Good Stuff Digital’s client Susan G. Komen and AdCouncil — and you can feel it on her sets.
In 2017, her ongoing project Embrace was part of the Black Women over Breathing group exhibition co-curated by Danielle McCoy and Adrian Walker in Oakland, CA.
Embrace, started in Ghana, explores African diaspora cultural traditions and how they are expressed through the body. A new branch of the project, Signify, emerged after Kierra's travels back home to the American South and West coast.
Kierra presented her first solo exhibition, SIGNIFY, curated by Anyka Barber at Betti Ono Gallery in May 2018.
She is currently available for visual projects and creative consulting.
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Facebook / Google / Fast Forward / Stanford Graduate School of Business / Walker & Co / MakeDo / Good Stuff Digital / Ernst & Young / Uber
2018 Observed: Creative Mean’s Community, San Francisco Chronicle
2018 Oakland’s Ashara Ekundayo Gallery and Betti Ono Gallery, - BARTable
2018 First Friday Guide - May Edition, East Bay Express
2018 Betti Ono Presents: Kierra Johnson's SIGNIFY, Nook and Cranny
2019 SIGNIFY, Ramp Gallery, SOMArts, SF
2018 Elemental, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, Oakland
2018 The Black Woman is God: The Assembly of Gods, SOMArts, SF
2018 SIGNIFY, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland (solo)
2017 Black Women over Breathing, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland
2019 VSCO All Hands, VSCO HQ, Oakland
2018 Creative Mean: Community, SF Camerawork, San Francisco
2018 Black Cultural Memory and Placekeeping in Art, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland
2017 Process and Place, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland