1982-1986 B.A. Fine Arts, Bard College. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

1988-2010 Mission Cultural Center Life-Drawing Class. San Francisco, CA.


2024: Cabin Contemporary, Stereo Stereo, curated by Lance Rautzhan, Cabin Contemporary. Pottsville, PA. 

Gross McCleaf Gallery, The Cost of Sleep, solo show. Philadelphia, PA.

2023: Bowery Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibit 2023,

curated by David Cohen. New York, NY.

Soft Machine Gallery, Worry, Allentown, PA.

2022: Gross McCleaf Gallery, Residential Tourist, Philadelphia, PA.

Cedar Crest College, 9 + 9, Allentown, PA.

Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Greater Philadelphia

Area Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA. Show continued through 2023.

2021: Allentown Art Museum, Cocktails & Collecting, Allentown, PA.

Marquee Projects, Pathological Landscape. Bellport, NY.

26 Bull Run (private residence), curated by Suzanne

Unrein. East Hampton, NY.

Abington Art Center, Summer Juried Show. Jenkintown, PA.

2019: Delaware Community College 215/610 CONTEMPORARY, juried by Jodie Throckmorton. Media, PA.

Soft Machine Gallery, Release. Allentown, PA.

Cedar Crest CollegeStory and Its Discontents, solo show. Allentown, PA.

2018: Bethlehem House GallerySummer 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 GalleryBuyer's Market. Easton, PA.

3rd and Ferry FishmarketOcean Paintings. Easton, PA.

          Easton Riverside Arts Festival: Plein Air Exhibit. Easton, PA.

          Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, The Big Small Show. Jersey City,


2016: Art Mora2016 Holiday Show. New York, NY.

          Newark Arts Council, Where is Eleven O'Clock? Newark, NJ.

          LITM GalleryHigh Impact. Jersey City, NJ.

          Brick and Mortar Gallery, Good Company. Easton, PA.

2015: Greenpoint GalleryDouble Decker Show. New York, NY.

          Schmidtberger Fine ArtGallery Artists. Frenchtown, NJ.

          IMJ Galllery, Spring Show. Easton, PA.

2014: Bank Street GalleryAnti-Story Paintings, solo show. Easton,


          University of North Carolina A.D. GalleryCrossover and

Composites. Pembroke, NC.

          Centotto, Back in Situor Turns. Brooklyn, NY.

          Lafayette CollegeDomestica. Easton, PA.

          Our Garage Space GalleryBOOM. Easton, PA.

          Associated Gallery, Transitions v. 2. Brooklyn, NY.

2013: Fuse Art InfrastructureNOW. Allentown, PA.

          Forge Gallery, Fall Group Show. Milford, PA.

          Our Garage Space Gallery180. Easton, PA.

          Highwire GalleryAnnual Open Call Show. Philadelphia, PA.

2012: Mercantile HomeLocal Color. Easton, PA.

          Schmidtberger Fine ArtPlein-Air Paintings, solo show. Frenchtown, NJ.

          Frostburg Museum, Play in the Streets. Frostburg, MD.

          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 CollegeRock Figure Paintings, solo show. Redwood City, CA.

2008: SFMOMA Artists Gallery @ Cafe MuseoNew Paintings by Elizabeth Johnson, solo show. San Francisco, CA.

2006-1998: Hunters’ Point Naval Shipyard, Annual Open Studios. San Francisco, CA. 

2004: SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Paint. San Francisco, CA.

2002: Patina Atelier Showroom, works on consignment. San Francisco, CA.

2001: Danville Fine Arts GallerySEASCAPE. Danville, CA.

1995: California Federal Bank, Paintings. San Francisco, CA.

          San Francisco State University GalleryGesture. San Francisco, CA. 

1994: Java Beach CafeOcean Paintings. San Francisco, CA.

1989: Cafe La BohemePaintings and Drawings. San Francisco, CA.

1988: Galeria De La Raza, La Cruz: Spiritual Source, curated by Enrique Chagoya. San Francisco, CA.


2024: Fortitude at 50: A Resilient Five Decades at Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.Co-curated with Morgan Hobbs. https://www.grossmccleaf.com/exhibitions/re-focus-2024#tab:slideshow

2023: Worry, Soft Machine Gallery, Allentown, PA.

2022: Residential Tourist, Gross McCleaf Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA. Co-curated with Emily Steinberg and Celia Reisman. https://www.grossmccleaf.com/exhibitions/residential-tourist#tab:slideshow

2021: I'm So Glad I'm Just Like You, Brick + Mortar Gallery. Easton, PA.

Pathological Landscape, Marquee Projects. Bellport, NY.

Co-curated with Mark Van Wagner. https://www.marqueeprojects.org/exhibitions/pathological-landscape

2020: Passing Bittersweet: A Tribute to Ross Gay's The Book of Delights, Lafayette College. Easton, PA. https://galleries.lafayette.edu/passing-bittersweet-online/

2015: Memory Palace, Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA.

Co-curated with Annelie McGavin and Becky Chipkin.

2013: Edge vs. Line, Lafayette College. Easton, PA.

2009: The Big Painting Show, Workspace Limited Gallery. San Francisco, CA.

2005-2010: SFMOMA Artist's Gallery Annual Spring Sales, volunteer for installation and art sales. San Francisco, CA.

1985: Maria Mitchell Science Center, Assistant Curator, duties included teaching a children’s natural science/art class. Nantucket, MA.


2017 Private Art Lessons to individuals.

2015 Children's Art Class and gallery duties for Anita Shapolsky Foundation. Jim Thorpe, PA.

2014 Watercolor Classes for Gravity Design Studios. Allentown, PA.

2013 Substitute Drawing teacher, Northampton Community College. Bethlehem, PA.

2013 Substitute Painting teacher, Lafayette College. Easton, PA.

1990 Mills College Summer School for the Arts, Sculpture Assistant. Oakland, CA.

1985-1986 Bard College Art Department. Teaching Assistant, Sculpture and Life Drawing. Annandale-on Hudson, NY.


2021: University of Louisville zoom talk, The Philip Guston Controversy. Louisville, KY.

2020: Lafayette College curator's talk, Curating Passing Bittersweet. Easton, PA.

2019: Cedar Crest College artist's talk, Story and Its Discontents. Allentown, PA.

2016: E32 Art Salon presentation, Anti-Story Paintings, hosted by Linda Griggs at Lichtundfire Gallery. New York, NY.

2014: Art-vetting Curated Registry, Lis Ivers and Dan Peyton. New York, NY.

2012-present: White Columns Curated Artist Registry. New York, NY.

2011: Northampton Community College artist's talk, Ocean Paintings. Bethlehem, PA. 

          Riverside Festival for the Arts, Plein-Air Painting Contest, first prize. Easton, PA.

2009: Canada College artist's talk, Rock-Figure Paintings. Redwood City, CA.


2024: Interview with John Thornton during opening of "The Cost of Sleep" at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia.


Interview with Pete Sparber on the Artblog.org. https://www.theartblog.org/2024/03/the-cost-of-sleep-elizabeth-johnsons-swirling-dreamscapes-defy-narration/

2023: Interview with Lehigh Valley Arts Podcast about Worry curated for the Soft Machine Gallery in Allentown, PA. https://share.transistor.fm/e/6119b113

2020: MAYDAY Magazine, paintings paired with writers:

William Luvaas, Abdulqader S. Al-Ghamdi, Rolla Barraq,

Anna Matysiak, Julia Halprin Jackson and Jasna Dimitrijević.  


2015 RomanovGrave.com, "Three Curators One Office Visit." London, UK.


2013 Radius Magazine, "Chaos and the Fourth Dimension" by Corrine Pulsinelle. Doylestown, PA.

2008 ArtPractical.com, shotgun review, "Elizabeth Johnson" by Lani Asher. San Francisco, CA.