Hello!

I am Deborah Johnson, aka CandyStations. I am a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and designer specializing in performance visuals and stage design. I have worked with musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Ray LaMontagne, St. Vincent, M83, and Wilco, with performances at Coachella, Disney Concert Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Fillmore, and Wiener Konzerthaus. 

I have created site-specific installations for events at SXSW, 92Y Tribeca, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago’s Millennium Park and the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

I embrace and celebrate the collaborative nature of live production, accessing a diverse network of lighting designers, programmers, and fabricators to create beauty, truth, and transcendent experiences.

Please contact play@candystations.com for project inquiries or to say hi. Thanks for coming out!


Current / Upcoming / Ongoing:
Planetarium, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner & Nico Muhly (Live Visuals)
Bang On A Can, Road Trip (Video and Stage Design)
San Fermin, Belong (Stage Design)
Interstellar Rodeo (Backdrop and Banner Design)

Performance Credits:
Beth Ditto, ECHO's and Club Tour (Stage Design) 
Ray LaMontagne, Ouroboros Tour (Stage and Video Design)
Sufjan Stevens, 2016 Festival Tour (Video Design)
M83, Junk Tour and Coachella Main Stage (Live Visuals)
Beth Orton, Kidsticks Tour (Video Design)
eighthblackbirdHand Eye, 2016 (Live Visuals and Set Design)
WhitehorseLeave No Bridge Unburned (Set Design)
TUMBLR IRL at SXSW, March 2015 (Live Visuals and Installation Design)
Connect Sessions with Com Truise for SPIN Magazine / Microsoft at Verboten (Live Visuals)
Lucius, Wildewoman Finale Show at Terminal 5 (Show / Stage Design)
Ray LaMontagne, Supernova2014 (Visuals and Set Design)
ETHEL‘s Documerica (Video Design)
Planetarium, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner & Nico Muhly (Video and Stage Design)
M. Ward, Wasteland Companion (Video and Set Design)
St. Vincent, Strange Mercy (Lighting Design)
Sufjan Stevens, Age Of Adz (Live Visuals)
Braden King’s HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ] (Show and Video Design)
Sufjan Stevens, The Avalanche (Live VIsuals)
Sufjan Stevens, The BQE, Brooklyn Academy of Music (Live Visuals)
Lambchop, Damaged (Live Visuals and Stage Design)
Calexico, garden ruin (Live Visuals)
Calexico with Iron & Wine, In the Reins (Live Visuals)
Wilco a ghost is born (Live Visuals)

Installation / Other:
TUMBLR IRL at SXSW (Live Visuals and Installation Design), March 2015
Hands Tide, Regina Rex Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
Sufjan Stevens’ The BQE: DVD Release Event, 92Y Tribeca, NY, 2010
Diamonds, Teeth & Yarn, curated by Shara Worden, 92Y Tribeca, NY, 2010
Next Stage, curated by Laurie Anderson, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2009
BAM Takeover 2008, curated by Sufjan Stevens, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2008