Bethany Johnson


2011 M.F.A. in Painting, University of Texas at Austin
2007 B.A. in Studio Art, Kalamazoo College

Selected Exhibitions

2017 (upcoming) Seeing Water, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery; State College, PA
Linear Thinking, Shoestring Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
2016 At the Edge; The Wright Gallery; College Station, TX
Traded; Lawndale Art Center; Houston, TX
2015 40th Anniversary Show, Moody Gallery; Houston, TX
Part of Me Just Wants / All of the Things, Mom Gallery; Austin, TX
Off the Charts, 512 ARTS; Albuquerque, NM
Elemental ‘Scapes, University of Texas at San Antonio; San Antonio, TX
Inquiry, Visual Arts Center; Austin, TX
2014 Field Notes, Moody Gallery; Houston, TX*
MAC@20, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Dallas, TX
EAST Group Show, Little Pink Monster Gallery; Austin, TX
2013 Forces, the Will and the Weather, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Dallas, TX*
Mighty Line, Williams Tower Gallery; Houston, TX
A Clean, Well-Lighted Space, A Project of the Texas Biennial; Austin, TX
Break It Down, Dutton Gallery; Austin, TX
Commitment and Similar Acts of Betrayal, Sarah Silberman Gallery; Silver Spring, MD
2012 ShapeShifting: New Methods of Drawing, Austin Museum of Art – Laguna Gloria; Austin, TX
The Drawing Room II, Galveston Arts Center; Galveston, TX
On the Double, Dutton Gallery; Austin, TX
Log Jam, Big Medium, EAST; Austin, TX
Woven Landscapes, Moody Gallery; Houston, TX*
Take-Aways, Champion Gallery; Austin, TX
2011 Apparent Weight, Visual Arts Center; Austin, TX
2010 Texas National 2010 (juror: Judy Pfaff), Cole Art Center; Nacogdoches, TX
2009 Source of Inspiration, Appleton Art Center; Appleton, WI
Half and Half, Creative Research Laboratory; Austin, TX
Urban/Street, Fab Gallery; Austin, TX
2008 Prospects, Creative Research Laboratory; Austin, TX
Grand Opening Show, Fab Gallery; Austin, TX
Secura Fine Art Exhibition (honorable mention), Appleton Art Center; Appleton, WI
2007 In/Organ, Light Fine Arts Gallery; Kalamazoo, MI*


2013 Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat; four week resident
2011 Denkmalschmiede Höfgen, full fellowship for eight weeks
2010 Vermont Studio Center, full fellowship for four weeks

Selected Awards and Honors

2016 The Hunting Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
2013 The Hunting Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
2012 The Hunting Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
2011 Art League of Austin Scholarship, Austin TX
2010 Kelly Fearing Endowed Scholarship, UT Austin
M.K. Hage Endowed Scholarship in Fine Arts, UT Austin
2009 Learning Tuscany Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin
M. K. Hage Endowed Scholarship in Fine Arts
2008 Jack G. Taylor Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship
College of Fine Arts Student Excellence Fund Scholarship


2017 Field Notes & Notes for an Emergency, Newfound Magazine link
2016 In the Studio, Austin Woman Magazine link
2015 Off the Charts maps the process artists use to document and manipulate, Albuquerque Journal link
Artists navigate our place in the landscape, San Antonio Express-News link
2014 Field Notes: Bethany Johnson at Moody Gallery, New American Paintings link
Critic’s Picks: Houston, art ltd. magazine link
2013 New American Paintings 108 link
Studio Visits, Austin Chronicle link
Going WEST in Austin, Hyperallergic link
WEST Picks, Austin American Statesman link
Appealing to my Senses, PaperCity Houston link
In ethereal glass pane drawings, artist Bethany Johnson inventively documents precious rainfalls, Austin American Statesman link
UT alumna infuses science, poetry in new exhibit, The Daily Texan link
Artists’ new tools present fact, fancy in a fresh light, Austin American-Statesman
2012 Quiet yet powerful landscapes, constructed dash by dash, Houston Press link
Bethany Johnson, Modern Houston link
Ten must-see painting shows, New American Paintings Blog and Huffington Post link
The fairest of the fair, PaperCity Houston
2011 Begegnung mit Künstler, Leipziger Volkszeitung