Lives in Vancouver, BC
Heather Johnston is a photographer whose images are built up from a collection of photographs that have fused together over time, and which draw on diverse influences. Johnston is inspired by the Surrealist view of the world, with its compilation of disparate thoughts, dreams, and seemingly unrelated images. Historical references include 13th-century religious works of Madonnas, angels, and saints; Dutch Vanitas paintings; 18th -century botanical illustrations; and the dark, searching hand of Francisco Goya's paintings and etchings. More contemporary influences on Johnston’s practice include Luis Gonzales Palma. Heather Johnston works out of her studio in North Vancouver, on Vancouver’s North Shore.