Kristina Johnson is an artist, curator, and small business owner from Minnesota. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (‘17), where she studied Fine Arts Studio with an emphasis in drawing and painting. In 2019, she took over as director of Waiting Room gallery and established an e-commerce platform, Backroom. She has produced exhibitions that explore critical questions about the relationship of art to abstraction, the environment, social concerns, political issues and theories of identity, individuation and subjectivation. Her curatorial work has been featured in Artforum Critics Picks; as well as personally featured in the Star Tribune.

Today she works out of  Minneapolis helping to support emerging and mid-career artists gain wider recognition for their work.