[ Real Time Graphics Programming, Interactive Installations, Art Curation, Graphic Design ]
Sunny (Nicole) Johnson is a new media artist, curator, and computer programmer from Los Angeles, California. She is a recent college graduate who studied Interdisciplinary Computing & The Arts and Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego. She is now working with Madison Square Garden Ventures as a Software Engineer for Dynamic Content, building Real Time Content for the MSG Sphere, set to open in Las Vegas in 2021.
She started her artistic practices young, beginning as an illustrator and painter. Continuing these mediums throughout her younger school years, she also found a passion in ceramics at the age of 17. She has since kept up her work with all aforementioned practices, while searching to find ways to integrate them with new media work using computer software/hardware and programming.
Sunny is experienced in programming languages such as Java, Python, C/C++, and C# and has used such languages to produce beautiful artistic creations. She is also skilled in software including TouchDesigner, Notch ,Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and After Effects.
Her current artistic interests are audio/visual programming, creating real time graphics, sustainable land art, abstract light work, 3D design, and animation.
Recently, Sunny has experience working with supercomputing involving Raspberry Pi “clusters”, along with experimenting with Arduinos and other electronic components, projection mapping, computer vision, and interactive media. Her work is greatly influenced by film, glitch art, human emotion, feminism, sustainability, fashion, nature, and music.