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About the Artist

Britta Johnson (Seattle) received a BA from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1997. She has been doing stop motion animation in Seattle for more than 10 years; she directs shorts and has made music videos for bands including Lusine, Andrew Bird, and Minus the Bear. Her film collaborations with musicians have shown in places including Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery, On the Boards, Giant Magnet, the PICA’s TBA festival, the Walker Art Center, MassMoCA, and the Boston MFA, and she was recently featured on an episode of Seattle Channel’s Art Zone Her recent works include 21 Landings, a looping video installation, and Waterway, a film about drainage commissioned by Seattle Public Utilities.

As part of her Fellowship’s Meet the Artist requirements, Britta Johnson’s Last Gasp was an interactive event in which visitors to a recycling and disposal station in Seattle were asked for small pieces of trash as they waited in line to unload; Britta animated the pieces at a small mobile animation stand and then returned them to their owners in time to be thrown away. The resulting animations can be viewed at

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