Indigo (aka Shallom Johnson) is a Canadian visual artist, writer, dancer, arts administrator and educator currently based in Vancouver. Her creative practice explores human emotion, personal story and memory through a wide range of mediums and disciplines. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and seen on the streets in Canada, the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Russia and South Africa.
Always intensely interested in collaboration, the last few years have seen Indigo actively seeking out new venues, methods and partners for creation and curation, at home and abroad. One of the core tenets of her practice lies in connecting communities in a creative way to facilitate positive social change, on a local, national and international level. She believes in nurturing a culture of empowerment, in which people of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to find unique ways to express their voice in today’s society, to think critically about the world around them and discover creative and collaborative solutions to the problems faced by themselves and their peers. She is currently working as Assistant Director & Choreographer with MISCELLANEOUS Productions, a Vancouver non-profit that collaborates with culturally and socially diverse, multi-barriered and mainstream youth making performances, new media and music for the public.