Bethany Johnson (b. La Porte, IN, 1985) currently lives and works in Austin, TX. She received an MFA degree in Painting from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011 and a BA degree in Studio Art from Kalamazoo College, MI in 2007. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues including the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; Texas State Galleries, San Marcos; The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; Austin Museum of Art - Laguna Gloria; The Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University, College Station; UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio; Galveston Arts Center; Courtyard Gallery, Austin; and the Creative Research Laboratory, Austin. Bethany Johnson is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2023) and has held residencies at Laguna Madre Field Station, Corpus Christi, TX (2022); Joshua Tree Highlands, CA (2020); Institut für Alles Mögliche; Berlin, Germany (2019); Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2019 and 2010); Wild Basin Creative Research Center, Austin, TX (2019); Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat, Laceyville, PA (2013); and Denkmalschmiede Höfgen, Grimma, Germany (2011). Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, where she has taught since 2017.
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