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Kysa Johnson (b. 1974) is an American painter who was schooled in Glasgow, Scotland and has exhibited regularly both in the united States and the United Kingdom. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Pollock Krasner grant. Of her work, Johnson states "my work has always been about patterns in nature... the 'landscapes' of the microcosmic and the macrocosmic." Drawing from recent scientific developments, such as string theory, the mapping of the subatomic decay of particles, and the burgeoning field of gravitational wave study, Johnson creates new more meaningful connections between the viewer and the invisible universe. Johnson breaks down the stiff, unemotive, scientific deduction of reality and replaces it with a more intuitive, emotive, even awe-filled understanding of the cosmos.