Deborah Johnson aka CandyStations


Hello! Thanks for coming out.

My name is Deborah Johnson, aka CandyStations. I am an interdisciplinary artist specializing in stage design and performance visuals. I have worked with musicians including MØ, Sufjan Stevens, Ray LaMontagne, M83, St. Vincent, Beth Orton, Bang On A Can, M. Ward, Lambchop and Wilco, with performances at Coachella, Disney Concert Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Museum of Modern Art, MASS MoCA, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Fillmore, The Ryman, and Wiener Konzerthaus. I have also created site-specific installations for events at SXSW, 92Y Tribeca, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago’s Millennium Park and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

As CandyStations, I embrace the collaborative nature of live production, accessing a diverse network of fabricators, lighting designers and programmers. I have a passion for synthesizing analog and digital processes to create incomparable, responsive visuals for multidimensional surfaces, making each performance a transcendent experience of space, time, sound and vision.



MØ, When I Was Young (Scenic and Video Design)
My Brightest Diamond, A Million and One (Visuals)
Bang On A Can, Road Trip (Scenic and Projection Design)
Planetarium, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister (Live Visuals)

San Fermin, Belong (Set Design)
Beth Ditto, Fake Sugar club tour and ECHOS (Set Design)
RedBull Music, Charlotte Day Wilson and River Tiber (Live Visuals)
Ray LaMontagne, Ouroboros (Stage and Video Design)
Beth Orton, Kidsticks (Visuals)
M83, Coachella Main Stage, 2016 (Live Visuals)
M83, Junk (Visuals)
eighthblackbird, HandEye (Live Visuals and Set Design)
Interstellar Rodeo Festival (Backdrop, Banner and Sculpture Design)
Whitehorse, Leave No Bridge Unburned (Set Design)
TUMBLR IRL @ SXSW (Scenic Design and Live Visual)
Com Truise, SPIN + Microsoft Connect Sessions at Verboten (Live Visuals)
Lucius, Wildewoman at Terminal 5 (Show Design)
Ray LaMontagne, Supernova (Set Design and Visuals)
ETHEL, Documerica (Projection Design)
Planetarium, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister (Stage and Projection Design)
M. Ward, A Wasteland Companion (Set and Projection Design)
St. Vincent, Strange Mercy (Lighting Design)
Sufjan Stevens, The Age of Adz (Live Visuals)
HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ], Braden King and Pomegranate Arts (Projection Design)
Sufjan Stevens, The BQE (Projection Design and Live Visuals)
Lambchop, Damaged (Stage Design and Live Visuals)
Calexico with Iron & Wine, In the Reigns (Live Visuals)
Wilco, a ghost is born (Live Visuals)