Master of Fine Arts, Graduate Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (2014)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, College Park (2007)


Tracee is an artist and educator living in Los Angeles. Her art practice focuses on strategies that provoke and re-imagine public space. Often, her work features play as a catalyst for social engagement and exchange. Her training in landscape architecture has informed an art practice that connects learning to the environment. Tracee is a teaching artist at Otis College of Art & Design and a project designer at Rob Ley Studio.

Clients/Employment History:  

  • Rob Ley Studio, Project Designer
  • University of Southern California, MLA+Urbanism, Lecturer
  • Side Street Projects, Teaching Artist
  • Monteverde Institute, Sustainable Futures Design Studio, Adjunct Professor
  • University of Maryland, Adjunct Professor
  • Ayers Saint Gross Architects, Landscape Architecture Designer
Tracee Johnson’s Work
Swings, 2013-2020
Location: Los Angeles
Medium: wood, various paint
Size: varies
Description: swing installations in Los Angeles neighborhood street medians, creating usable greenspace.
Tracee Johnson’s Work
BrightGreenCar, 2013-2019
Location: Los Angeles
Medium: chalkboard paint, car
Size: as seen
Description: mobile chalk canvas throughout Los Angeles
Tracee Johnson’s Work
Cleaning House Exhibition, 2017
Location: The Little House Gallery
Medium: acrylic, mixed media, projections
Size: varies
Description: solo exhibition, interior view featuring acrylic paintings and mixed media projections.
Tracee Johnson’s Work
San Luis Playground, 2016
Location: San Luis, Costa Rica
Medium: upcycled materials, metal, concerete
Size: as seen
Description: design instructor for architecture
Tracee Johnson’s Work
The Tie That Binds Garden, 2017
Location: The Little House Gallery
Medium: landscape
Size: 15’ x 15’
Description: collaborative garden installation and instructional video for Mel Chins ‘The Tie That Binds’ art project for Current:LA
Tracee Johnson’s Work
Monteverde, 2018
Location: Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica
Medium: Acrylic
Size: ~ 12’ tall x 18’ wide
Description: public mural for the sustainable design school at the Monteverde Institute.
Tracee Johnson’s Work


 Tracee Johnson’s Picture