Meet Nina Johnson
We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Nina Johnson a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Nina, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. What’s the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?
I consider myself fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful people who shower me with kindnesses constantly. Among the most rewarding are those sent in my direction by the artists I work with. Most recently, a Kota figure from Gabon given to me by George Nelson Preston, with a note that reads ‘For nina, a true sister in art.’
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
I wanted to build a platform through which our artists would feel supported and through which our clients could collect wonderful work. Our artists are encouraged to experiment and grow their practices with us, we guide and support them both outside and within the gallery walls. We’re proud of the relationships we’ve developed. Over the years, the gallery has nortured a meaningful international network with a focus on the local art scene and we’re committed to this premise while we continue to grow.
Are there any books, videos or other content that you feel have meaningfully impacted your thinking?
Dave Hickey’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” has been a long time go to for me. I find his art writing to be direct, sincere and clear!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on NFTs. (Note: this is for education/entertainment purposes only, readers should not construe this as advice)
Ask me again in a year…