Project Space Artist Residency
India Johnson makes books and non-books. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Based in Iowa City, India exhibits her work locally, nationally, and internationally. Johnson’s ongoing project the “Thread Library” is a collection of thread with a corresponding card catalog. Each thread is cataloged as if it were a book. During interviews and class visits, the artist impersonates a special collections curator. The artist will be collecting local thread and installing them while in residence in the VSW Project Space.
Installation view of The Thread Library (2019–ongoing) by India Johnson at the Iowa City Public Library (2019) © India Johnson, courtesy of the artist
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.