Jaymie Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist and educator with a studio-based and community-engaged practice, both rooted in investigating and building relationship with place through engagement with plants as subject matter and material. Her work spans the mediums of drawing, printmaking, ephemeral installation, fibre processing, weaving, community participation and skill-sharing, and botanical dye and ink-making.
Jaymie holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2015) accompanied by integral and on-going mentorship from Sharon Kallis of EartHand Gleaners Society and Dr. Cameron Cartiere of Border Free Bees. Jaymie has facilitated various environmental and community-engaged public art projects in collaboration with EartHand and Border Free Bees in addition to organizations such as the Vancouver Biennale and VanCity. She has participated in residencies across BC with Parks Canada, the Caetani Cultural Centre, and the AiRS Program with the Vancouver School Board and Emily Carr University.
Jaymie currently resides on the traditional, ancestral and unceded təmxʷulaʔxʷ (homeland) of the Sinixt peoples in her hometown of Nelson, BC. The Ktunaxa, Yaqan Nukij Lower Kootenay Band, and Sylix peoples, and the Métis are also connected with this land, where she is grateful to grow, glean, and process fibre and dye plants alongside other curious artists.
Image courtesy of Rose Williams, 2016.