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Ian Johnston is an artist living on the unceded traditional territory of the Sinixt people in Nelson, BC, Canada. His heritage is German, Jewish, Scottish, English and he studied architecture at Algonquin College and Carleton University in Ottawa. Johnston also spent five years working at the Bauhaus Academy in post Berlin Wall, Dessau, Germany.

Johnston’s primary interest lies in the cycle of goods that he investigates, through site-specific sculptural and video installations, how things we consume populate our daily lives, define relationships we have with each other and ultimately define social structures. His practice is an extensive reflection on consumerism and the ensuing waste production.