Johannah Cairns is a ceramic and textile figure sculptor whose work showcases soft-bodied dolls that represent the conflict between desire for the safety of home comforts and the innate need for meaningful interpersonal connection. Cairns received a BA in visual art from University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) in 2020 and a Post-Baccalaureate of Artisanry Ceramics Certificate from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2022. Also in 2022, she was nominated for the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award at the International Sculpture Center (Hamilton Township, NJ) and in 2019, the Windgate University Fellows Scholarship Endowment through University of Kansas and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN). Cairns has participated in several group exhibitions including New Works in Ceramics at Gallery X (New Bedford, MA) in 2022 and the Graduate Exchange Exhibition at the Drewelowe Gallery at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA).
Additional work by Johannah Cairns can be found on Instagram at @johannah_cairns