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Kelsey Halliday Johnson

A portrait headshot of Kelsey in pink light. They are a white woman with light brown shoulder length hair, round glasses, no makeup, and a slight smile.

Kelsey Halliday Johnson (she/they) is an organizational strategist, eco-feminist, writer, and artist from Philadelphia, living in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. For over a dozen years, Kelsey has worked as a presenter and curator with a consistent dedication for championing under-recognized artists and intersectional values.

Prior to SPACE, Kelsey worked in curatorial and advancement capacities for the Michener Art Museum, Vox Populi Gallery, Locks Gallery, independent curator Marianne Bernstein, and her own independent multi-site curatorial projects; as well as gaining significant administrative experience at Blind Spot Magazine, the Penn Museum, and WPRB 103.3FM. Kelsey proudly started her career working art supply and photography retail for eight years.

She is a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Wesleyan University, and has taught at a range of colleges and universities as well as Interlochen Arts Academy. Johnson’s research projects have explored the aesthetics and rhetoric of fascism, the intersection of art and technology, activist artists, and experimental performance theory. Some thoughts by Kelsey on the future of the art field can be found in an essay commissioned by Common Field for “Field Perspectives” with Title Magazine.

When not diving into storytelling media or getting outside, Kelsey is passionate about volunteering for queer, reproductive, and environmental justice.

Please contact Kelsey about philanthropic giving, partnership ideas, artist grants, billing, and all other SPACE questions or concerns.