Stacey-Robin H. Johnson is a mixed-media artist, living and creating in New York City. A native of Harlem, Johnson contributes to an ever evolving aesthetic which celebrates the breadth of the black experience.

Through imagery, Johnson explores themes of spirituality, intimacy and relationships, historical perspectives, personal remembrance and positive body imagery. The inspiration for Johnson’s work originates in the various facets of life, yet her perspective is greatly influenced by her upbringing within an extended family setting and her environment, specifically, that of Harlem. Images of Black women, men and children make up much of Johnson’s artistic vision “For the most part, I was surrounded by strong, beautiful women and men. The importance of family was impressed upon me early on. In my world, women were just as capable as men, but possessed a very different and essential skill set: the ability to nurture, love, protect and even seduce with grace and conviction while living in conditions that were racially, economically and, at times, socially hostile. Like a flower that blooms in midst weeds, the true nature of womanhood remained intact. Therein, lay it’s strength and resilient beauty.”

Johnson believes art should be intriguing, inviting and accessible; collage supports this position. The vast diversity of methods and materials employed within the medium promote evolution of the art and the artist, as she is always challenged to try new things which can in turn produce exciting results. “I believe the over arching goal of mixed-media art is to engage the viewer in a higher degree of interaction by encouraging touch as well as sight to create a multi-sensory experience.”

  • Joined: July 2010
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