Cara Johnson’s craft-based practice interrogates tensions and narratives connected to the ways land is treated and used through material, intention and invested labour.
In 2016 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Hons) at RMIT University and is a current PhD Candidate and sessional lecturer in RMIT School of Art.
Recent solo exhibitions include Understory at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Overlay at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany in Adelaide. Cara also exhibits widely in group shows, recent of which include Amazon//Amazon at Michael Reid Gallery Sydney (2022), Elegy at Gallery Funaki (2020) and CODA Paper Art 2017 at CODA Museum Apeldorn, NL. She was selected for the prestigious international exhibition Schmuck in 2022 and 2023.
Cara was shortlisted for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize in 2020, and is currently completing a commissioned sculptural work for the Great ARTdoors Rail Trail Project, funded by the Victorian Government Regional Tourism Investment Fund. In 2023 she will undertake a residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and present her solo exhibition Overlay at Ararat Gallery TAMA.
Cara’s works are held in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria.