Elizabeth Johnson Art


Anti-story Paintings

Small Anti-story Paintings

Plein-Air Paintings

Ocean Drawings

Rock Drawings


Artist's Statement

Art Writing





B.A. Fine Arts, 1986 Bard College.
1988-2010 Mission Cultural Center Life-Drawing Class, San Francisco, CA.

2017: Private Art Lessons to individuals.
2015: Children's Art Class and gallery duties at the Anita Shapolsky Foundation, Jim Thorpe, PA.
2014: Watercolor Classes for Gravity Design Studios, Allentown, PA.
2013: Substitute Painting/Drawing Teaching for Northampton Community and Lafayette Colleges.
1990: Mills College Summer School for the Arts, Teaching Assistant, Sculpture.
1985-1986: Bard College Art Dept. Teaching Asst., Sculpture and Life Drawing.

2018: for deliciousline.org, Boston, MA:
            March 2: "Animal Dreams," Suzanne Unrein reviewed at GROUPE Gallery; NY, NY.
            February 2: "Primal Matter," Cynthia Hartling/Ruth Hardinger reviewed at 490 Atlantic Gallery; Brooklyn, NY.
2017: for deliciousline.org, Boston, MA.
           December 6: "Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Learning Artist," reviewed at Rachel Uffner Gallery; NY, NY.
           October 6: "Traversing Different Worlds," Eileen Weitzman reviewed at Anthony Philip Gallery; NY, NY.
2016: "A Conversation with Barbara Friedman," June 12, 2016, Figure/Ground, an Open-Source Blog.
2015: "Tailored to Perception," featuring Virgil Carillo, Winter 2015 Artvoices magazine, Los Angeles, CA.
            Press Releases for the Anita Shapolsky Gallery NY, NY.
            Press Releases for Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton, PA.
2014: Three Lafayette College-commisioned profiles introducing the people behind the scenes of the
            Karl Sirner Arts Trail and KSAT Fundraiser in Easton, PA.
2014: "The Battle of Vestry Street," for David Cohen at artcritical.com, NY, NY.
2013-2014: Introductory essays about visiting artists for Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA.
2012-2015:  Reviews and artist profiles for Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's theartblog.org
          based in Philadelphia, focusing on artists in the Lehigh Valley and New York City.    
2011-2014: Easton Irregular, Easton, PA. Profiles of local artists.
2009-2010: artpractical.com, San Francisco, CA. art criticism and reviews.

2015: Nov-Dec: Space is the Coldest Winter. Venue sought.
            Co-curated with Annelie McGavin and Becky Chipkin of Studio 10 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
            Jan-Feb: Memory Palace, installed at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA.
            Co-curated with Annelie McGavin and Becky Chipkin of Studio 10 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
2013: Guest Curator at Lafayette College, Edge vs. Line, a group show in the Grossman Gallery.
2009: WorkSpace Limited Group Show, The Big Painting Show, San Francisco, CA.
2005-2010: SFMOMA Artist's Gallery Annual Spring Sales, volunteer for installation and art sales.
1985: Maria Mitchell Science Center, Nantucket, MA. Assistant Curator; 
    duties included teaching a children’s natural science/art class.

2018:  Bethlehem House Gallery, Summer Show. Bethlehem, PA.
            Soft Machine Gallery, William Yerkes/Elizabeth Johnson. Allentown, PA.
            Trestle Gallery, Introductions 2018: curated by Enrico Gomez. Brooklyn, NY.
2017: Brick and Mortar Gallery, Group Show: Buyer's Market. Easton, PA.
            3rd and Ferry Fishmarket, Ocean Paintings. Easton, PA.
            Easton Riverside Festival for the Arts: plein air paintings and ink drawings.
            Pomfret Club, Plein Air Exhibit. Easton, PA.
            Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, The Big Small Show. Jersey City, NJ.
2016:  Art Mora, 2016 Holiday Show. New York, NY.
            Newark Arts Council Open Doors Art Fair, Where is Eleven O'Clock. Newark, NJ.
            LITM Gallery, High Impact. Jersey City, NJ.
            Brick and Mortar Gallery, Good Company. Easton, PA.
2015: Greenpoint Gallery, Double Decker Show. NY, NY.
            Schmidtberger Fine Art, Gallery Artists. Frenchtown, NJ.
            IMJ Galllery, Spring Show. Easton, PA.
2014: Bank Street Gallery, Anti-Story Paintings, solo show. Easton, PA.
           UNC A.D. Gallery, Crossover and Composites group show. Pembroke, NC.
           Centotto, Back in Situ, or Turns. Brooklyn, NY.
           Lafayette College Grossman Gallery, Domestica. Easton, PA
           Our Garage Space Gallery Pop-up, BOOM. Easton PA.
           Associated Gallery, Transitions v. 2. Brooklyn, NY.
2013: Fuse Art Infrastructure, NOW group show. Allentown PA.
           Forge Gallery, Fall Group Show. Milford, PA.
           Our Garage Space Gallery, 180. Easton, PA.
           Highwire Gallery, Annual Open Call Show. Philadelphia, PA.
2012: Mercantile Home, Local Color, show with photographer Lisa Kereszi. Easton PA.
           Schmidtberger Fine Art, Plein-Air Paintings, solo show. Frenchtown, NJ.
           Frostburg Museum, Play in the Streets, group show. Frostburg, MD.
           The Soft Machine Gallery, Anti-Story. Allentown, PA.
           Quadrant Cafe, Backyard Paintings. Easton, PA. 
2010: Pro Arts Annual Juried Show, Happiness.  Curated by Sherman Sam. Oakland, CA.
2009: Canada College exhibit, Rock Figure Paintings, and artist's talk. Redwood City, CA.
2008: SFMOMA Artists Gallery @ Cafe Museo, New Paintings by Elizabeth Johnson. San Francisco, CA.
2006-1998: Open Studios, Hunters’ Point Naval Shipyard, Ocean Paintings and Figure Paintings. S.F. CA. 
2004:  SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Paint. S.F. CA.
2002: Patina Atelier Showroom, Works on consignment. S.F. CA.
2001:  Danville Fine Arts Gallery, SEASCAPE. Danville, CA.
1995:  California Federal Bank, Noriega Branch, Paintings. S.F. CA.
            San Francisco State University Student Union, Gesture. S.F. CA. 
1994:  Java Beach Cafe, Ocean Paintings. S.F. CA.
1989:  Cafe La Boheme, Paintings and Drawings. S.F. CA.
1988:  Galeria De La Raza, Group Show, La Cruz: Spiritual Source. Curated by Enrique Chagoya. S.F. CA.

2016: Presented Anti-story paintings at the E32 Art Salon, hosted by Linda Griggs at Lichtundfire Gallery, New York, NY.
2014: Accepted in Artvetting.com; an online curatorial tool developed by Lis Ivers and Dan Peyton. NY, NY.
2012: Accepted in White Columns Curated Artist Registry, New York, NY.
2011: Artist’s Talk, Northampton Community College, guest speaker for Bill Hudders’ Drawing Class. Bethlehem, PA. 
           First Prize, Riverside Festival for the Arts, Plein-Air Painting Contest, Easton, PA.

2015: Romanov Grave, Three Curators One Office Visit, London, UK.
2013: Radius Magazine, Chaos and the Fourth Dimension by Corrine Pulsinelle, Doylestown, PA.
2008: Art Practical, shotgun review, Elizabeth Johnson by Lani Asher