Deborah Johnson, aka CandyStations, is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist specializing in concert design and live visuals. She has worked with musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Ray LaMontagne, M83, St. Vincent, Beth Orton, eighthblackbird, Com Truise, Lucius, 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. 

She has 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. 

CandyStations embraces the collaborative nature of live production, accessing a diverse network of lighting designers, programmers and fabricators, who contribute their unique skills in creating incomparable, transcendent shows.

Contact play@candystations.com for project inquiries. Thanks for coming out!


Current / Upcoming / Ongoing:
Bang On A Can, Road Trip, 2017
Ray LaMontagne, Ouroboros Tour (Stage and Visual Design)
Sufjan Stevens, 2016 Festival Tour (Visuals)
M83, Junk Tour and Coachella Main Stage (Visuals)
Beth Orton, Kidsticks Tour (Visuals)

Performance:
eighthblackbirdHand Eye, 2016 (Visual and Stage Design)
WhitehorseLeave No Bridge Unburned (Set Design)
TUMBLR IRL at SXSW (Live Visuals and Installation Design), March 2015
Connect Sessions with Com Truise for SPIN Magazine / Microsoft at Verboten (Live Visuals), December 2014
Lucius, Wildewoman Finale Show at Terminal 5, December 2014
Ray LaMontagne, Supernova, Summer and Fall Tour (Visuals and Set Design), 2014
ETHEL‘s Documerica (Visual Design)
Planetarium, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner & Nico Muhly (Visual and Stage Design)
M. Ward, Wasteland Companion (Visuals and Set Design), 2012
St. Vincent, Strange Mercy (Lighting Design), 2011-2012
Sufjan Stevens, Age Of Adz (Visual Design), 2010-2011
Braden King’s HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ] (Show and Projection Design), 2010-2011
Sufjan Stevens, The Avalanche, 2007
Sufjan Stevens, The BQE, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2007
Lambchop, Damaged, 2006
Calexico, garden ruin, 2006
Calexico with Iron & Wine, In the Reins, 2005
Wilco a ghost is born, 2005
Millennium Park Opening Night, performances by Fareed Haque, The Fulcrum Point, Eighth Blackbird and The Aluminum Group, The Harris Rooftop Theater, Chicago, IL, 2004

Music Videos:
Com Truise, Connect Sessions
Sufjan Stevens’ Friendship Sleigh Ride Video Series
Sufjan Stevens, “Too Much”
Singer, “Please, Tell the Justices We’re Fine”
Sufjan Stevens, “The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake”
Sufjan Stevens, “The Undivided Self”
Sufjan Stevens, “The Vivian Girls Are Visited In The Night By Saint Dargarius And His Squadron of Benevolent Butterflies”
The Aluminum Group, “Mister Butterfly”

Installation:
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