Kirsten Johnson

Kirsten Johnson brings a strong background as a painter and performer to her work in video and animation. Her paintings are in collections across North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and in Montréal's ColArt Collection; as an actor, she has worked with directors that include Jeremy Podeswa and David Cronenberg. She is a founding member of the Harold Awards, celebrating Toronto's alternative theatre scene for 20 years.

Whether making films, acting or painting, Kirsten puts an emphasis on intellectual curiosity--possibly inherited from her father, a philosophy professor--and emotional empathy and interest in human nature--inherited from her mother, a professor in psychiatric nursing. Kirsten fuses elements of live action, performance, visual art and animation into unique and thoughtful video works. She lives and works in Toronto.

Films by Kirsten Johnson