Hello, my name is Nitashia Johnson. I am a Nigerian-American, multimedia artist and educator from Dallas, Texas, who truly has a
passion for creating. I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts from 2004-2008. I became an alum of Texas Woman’s University in 2012 and the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015.
For the past year, I have worked hard on my non-profit, The Smart Project, a creative after-school program structured for teens and aspiring mentors living in North Texas. Another of my most significant artistic accomplishments is The Self Publication collection, a photographic book series created to dismantle the stereotypes placed on those in the Black community. What started as casual photographs transformed into a book series showcasing the beauty of Black natives and their stories. I am working on the project alone to shine a light on community issues. As the work unfolds, I plan to film a short documentary series following five past participants.
I love to create. I want to continue growing as an artist with outstanding leadership and thoughtful mentors. One of my latest projects is
The Beauty of South Dallas is a project that captures the rapid change of a historical neighborhood due to socio-economic shifts, creating a document of South Dallas for future residents, visionaries, and developers.
I use my photography and design skills to make a difference in the world. My photographic work is in The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and The New York Times. In 2019, I became one of the first women selected for the Sony Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence program. Please refer to my CV for recent exhibitions.
ESPN / AndSpace
Free Dallas Press
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post
The Marshall Project
Dallas Morning News
Dallas Contemporary (Carrie Mae Weems)
Features, Interviews, Awards, Fellows:
Sony Alpha Female Creator in Residence
Talley Dunn Gallery " Equity in the Arts"
Juanita J. Craft Artist Residency
101 Black Artist Living and Working in Texas
Lectures & Speaking Engagements
Storytelling for Change Summit