Tamara Johnson was born in Waco, Texas in 1984. Johnson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Sculpture MFA in 2012. Johnson has exhibited her work at Wave Hill: A Public Garden and Cultural Center in the Bronx, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; The Lot LIC, Long Island City, NY; CUE Art Foundation, NY, NY; Judith Charles Gallery, New York, NY; Rooster Gallery, New York, NY; Microscope Gallery, NUTUREart and Black Ball Projects, all in Brooklyn, NY; Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY; CR10 Arts, Hudson, NY; Eastfield College Gallery for the Dallas Biennial DB14 and Find & Form Space in Boston, MA. Johnson’s Backyard Pool, 2014, was honored at the Public Art Network Year in Review 2015. In 2016, Johnson was awarded an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and a 2016 Individual Artist Award from The Santo Foundation. She recently received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to complete a public project in Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick, NY this summer 2018.