Sarah Anne Johnson was born in 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She received her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2002, and went on to complete her MFA at The Yale School of Art in 2004.
Johnson’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally including, ‘Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now’ at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia (2007); The Montreal Biennial (2006); ‘Imprints’ at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and ‘J’en Reve’, Foundation Cartier, Paris, France (2005).
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including ‘The Grange Prize’, granted by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Aeroplan, and a ‘ Major Grant’ from the Manitoba Arts Council. She has received positive reviews from Roberta Smith in The New York Times, Vince Aletti in Modern Painters, and Jerry Saltz in The Village Voice. Her shows have been written up in Art Forum, Frieze and various Canadian art magazines. She is included in several distinguished collections including The Guggenheim Museum in New York, and The National Gallery of Canada.
She has lectured to audiences of more then two hundred people internationally. In 2006-7 she taught photography at The Yale School of Art. Currently, she lives in Winnipeg, where she teaches sculpture at the University of Manitoba, and is Artist in Residence.