Photo taken by Matthew McEntee
Johanna Cairns was born and raised in Portland, Maine, and received a B.A in Women Studies and Modern Dance from Hollins University in 2007. She moved to New York City where she worked with the Daniel Clifton dance company and created a series of her own video works. Her collaborations and personal work have been shown in performance venues which include: Judson Memorial Church, Joyce Theater, the American Dance Festival, St. Marks church, The Mudlark Public Theater and Dance Space. She left New York to study engineering at the University of Maine where she discovered the Intermedia MFA program.
Johanna is currently interested in working between performance, painting video and installation. She is also looking forward to larger collaboration projects with artists in the community. Most recently she has co-founded a project called Maine Soup which is a micro funding soup dinner in the Bangor area that benefits local artists and helps to fund their art projects