Lauren Johnson is an independent curator and manager of Elk Glade Ranch in the Rocky Mountains. Lauren approaches curating and ranching as a way to practice cross-cultural understanding while living in harmony with nature and our existence. She received her Bachelor’s in Art History at UC Berkeley and attended the Master's Program in Curating at Stockholm University.
While based in Stockholm, Johnson curated Black Moon at Bonniers Konsthall. Johnson interned and worked with several art entities in Sweden including Moderna Museet, Accelerator, Magasin 3, IASPIS and Affordable Art Fair. Johnson curated the Recent Graduate Exhibition at Affordable Art Fair 2019 and 2021.
While based in the Rocky Mountains, Johnson founded Elk Glade Artist Residency, inviting artists of any discipline to unfold their practice in a rural environment. In collaboration with Elk Glade Artist Residency, Johnson curated Sleepwalkers, an exhibition experienced on horseback including work from American, Finnish, and Swedish artists and Game Trail, a film screening and dinner with fortune telling.
Currently, Johnson splits her time between Stockholm and Elk Glade in order to further her passion in curating and ranching.