The work of Jeanette Johns is based on observation and the gaze, focusing particularly on two-dimensional representations of space. Through drawing, photography, and etching, she elegantly explores scientific systems of representing the world such as diagrams, perspective games, and optical illusions.
Also interested in the landscape genre, Johns draws on theoretical and empirical knowledge to produce images that exist on the border between mathematics, geometry, and decorative design.
Lillian & Billy Mauer is the generous sponsor of Jeanette Johns’s studio for 2021. Jeanette Johns’s studio was sponsored by the generous support of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for 2020-2021.
Johns comes from Winnipeg and holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Manitoba, and an MFA in Studio Arts (Print Media concentration) from Concordia University. She participated in many production and creation residencies, in Canada, the USA and Finland. In 2016, she published the artist book With Sufficient Distance, printed in risograph by Parameter Press.
Of things as they happen to be, Fonderie Darling
Everything Merges, Emerges, then Fades Again, Group show, Fonderie Darling (Place Publique), Montreal
Ex-centrer, 3rd group show, Maison d'Art Desjardins, Drummondville, QC
The Weight of the Earth’s Curve, Arprim, Montreal
Exposition de la relève du FJIM, group show, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal
Our Earthly Flatform, MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal
Looking for Length, aceartinc., Winnipeg (MB)