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Emily Johnson

Performing Arts, 2013



Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. Originally from Alaska, she is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 1998 she has created work that considers the experience of sensing and seeing performance. Her dances function as installations, engaging audiences within and through a space and environment—interacting with a place’s architecture, history, and role in community. Emily received a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award and her work is currently supported by Creative Capital, Map Fund, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a Joyce Award, the McKnight Foundation, and The Doris Duke Residency to Build Demand for the Arts. Emily is a current Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, a 2014 Fellow at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, a 2012 Headlands Center for the Arts and MacDowell Artist in Residence, a Native Arts and Cultures Fellow for 2011, a MANCC Choreographer Fellow (2009/10/12/14), a MAP Fund Grant recipient (2009/10/12/13) and a 2009 McKnight Fellow. She received a 2012 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Performance for her work, The Thank-you Bar, at New York Live Arts. Her recent work, Niicugni, recently completed its US tour. Her current work, SHORE, which is equal parts feast, volunteerism, story and performance, premieres in June 2014.


 


 

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Awards and Accomplishments

2016: Emily Johnson has won a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship

2014:

Johnson receives a 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award which supports individual artists in contemporary dance, theatre, jazz and related interdisciplinary work

2014:

Johnson completed a residency at MANCC in Tallahassee, FL

2014:

Johnson receives a 2014 MAP Fund Grant for Untitled Project About Guns

2013:

Johnson receives a MAP Fund grant

2013:

Johnson receives the Joyce Award

2013:

Johnson receives Doris Duke Residency to Build Demand for the Arts to support a partnership between Emily, her work, and Northrop Auditorium

2013:

Johnson receives a 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowhip for Choreographers from the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis.

2013:

Johnson has a development residency at Studio 206 in Minneapolis

2013:

Johnson is a Rauschenberg Residents for the 2013-14 season