Mandy Johnston is a practicing visual artist who was born, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2003. Since then Johnston has taken part in many exhibitions and collaborated on various inner-city art related projects. Including a solo show at the bag factory, works for the group show held at the Johannesburg art gallery titled "Negotiate" and being commissioned to make a work for the "Makeshift" project, initiated by the Joubert Park Project and Canadian National Art Gallery. Johnston has organized many art events in and around the city. She currently takes on sculpture commissions and teaches part time and is the workshop coordinator for a visual arts facilitation organisation called Assemblage.