Born in Ireland, Gwynne Johnson immigrated to the United States when she was eighteen. She completed a BA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1999) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). Johnson has held solo exhibitions at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition Gallery (2012) and at Gallery X, Chicago (2011), and has had work included in shows at Cave, Detroit (2013), Kimmel Galleries (2012), Gallery Nine, Belfast (2012); The Gallery of Photography, Dublin (2012); Andrea Meislin, New York (2012). She has been the recipient of awards including the CAAP Grant (2012, 2008), James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship (2010), and was a finalist for the Lenore Annenberg Fellowship for the Visual Arts. Johnson currently lives and works in California.