Leahlani Johnson is a Sydney based artist whose practice explores the paradoxical nature of time. Working across the disciplines of ceramics, painting, installation, floristry, performance and the moving image, her work employs disparate materials to reveal opposing durational qualities of stillness, temporality and flux. Divergent concepts of time are further examined through the process of making the work and in the final form an exhibition may take. With labor intensive and site-specific interventions lasting only briefly and exhibition lengths becoming extended or condensed in size.
Since 2009 Leahlani has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Sydney, New Zealand and France. Recent exhibitions include The certainty of this, 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney and Forgetting what lies behind, 2014, at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst. From 2012 – 2014 Leahlani undertook a residency at Parramatta Artist Studios. In 2015 she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design and a residency at the Moya Dyring Studio, Cite Internationale Des Arts in Paris with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Studio portrait, 2013. Image: Alex Wisser