Tamara Johnson is a Texas born Sculptor, known for her humorous and critical eye. Alongside Trey Burns she co-founded Sweet Pass Sculpture Park in Dallas, TX.
Tamara Johnson received her BFA from University of Texas, Austin, TX and her MFA in Sculpture in 2012 from RISD. She headed to New York and became the studio assistant to Robert Gober for 6 years, when she returned to Dallas to teach and co-founded Sweet Pass Sculpture Park (an outdoor sculpture park with rotating exhibitions).
Johnson has exhibited her work regularly throughout the US, including Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; NYC Parks, NY; CUE Art Foundation, NY; Wave Hill Art Center, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Ft Worth Modern Museum, TX; the Blanton Museum of Art, TX; Microscope Gallery, NY; LatchKey Gallery, NY; Ex Ovo, TX; and Keijsers Koning, TX.
Some of her awards and recognitions include Moss/Chumley Award, Meadows Museum of Art, TX; National Endowment for the Arts Grant, US; the Brooklyn Arts Council Grant; NARS Foundation; The Santo Foundation, MO. In 2022 Johnson was awarded the Public Art Commission price in the city of West Sacramento in California, which will see her build a life size house on top of a former water tower structure. It will be one of the largest public sculptures in California.