Naomi Johnson is Mohawk, Bear clan from Six Nations. Naomi has had several years’ experience within the arts as a visual artist, community artist, and curator. Naomi has a BFA honours – Visual Arts - from York University and a diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. In 2013 she was hired as the Woodland Cultural Centre’s first Artistic Director. During this time she has curated several art exhibitions including the group exhibitionOrigins (2013) and the solo show Kent Monkman (2014). Other notable programs include the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing arts series. Naomi gathered notable experience as a community artist serving as Lead Artist Facilitator for Arts Access, a three year community arts initiative lead by the AGO. Naomi continued her work as a community artist by serving as Artist in Residence for the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres - YMAQ (Youth Media Art Quilt) project. Prior to her hiring as Artistic Director- Naomi worked at the Woodland Cultural Centre as Artistic Associate assisting in the programming and implementation of Planet IndigenUS 2012.