MJ Johnson is a multimedia and performance artist focused on the workings of their own personal universe via their cosmogram – a mapping of their spiritual universe not unlike symbols such as the Christian cross or Meso-american Quincunx of the Maya and Aztec.

The journey began when their identity was stripped away and a new path needed to begin. A symbolic embodiment of the Hummingbird was a catalyst for several years of performance and installation as well as the formulation of the cosmogram over the course of several months – which then led to an art-altering camping experience in the deserts of the American Southwest, where they were able to find a new sense of independent self in the wide expanses of sand and sky.

Spring of 2018 led to a real internal dialogue regarding performance and play-to then in Fall 2018, a deconstruction of an updated cosmogram featuring three massive spinning tops and several performances.