About

Virginia is a designer and artist.  Born in Toronto, she moved to New York to study at Parsons School of Design, and later worked as a design assistant at Helmut Lang and an illustrator for Kate Spade. On Saturdays she took a screen-printing class which changed the direction of her career.

She created a collection of colourful caftans, dresses and shawls that she sold to a tiny store on the Lower East Side.  Since then her clothing has been sold to retailers around the world, including Barneys, Liberty's and Holt Renfrew.

She stopped wholesaling in 2015 to focus on her art and collaborative partnerships.  She created a series of fine art prints about California for interior designer Peter Dunham in 2017, and is currently working on a book about the South of France.

Her clothing is part of the permanent collections of the Textile Department at the Royal Ontario Museum.  

For illustration inquiries please contact ellie@art-dept.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contact: hello@virginiajohnson.com