Lindsay Johnson earned a BFA from The University of Kansas and two graduate degrees in education from National-Louis University. She has exhibited works throughout the United States, participated in residencies in Illinois and Tennessee, and is a contributing author to "An Artist and a Mother," a collection of essays to be published in 2023. Johnson currently teaches art at the middle school level and volunteers with Illinois Art Education Association and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on the Teacher Advisory Council. She is also a mother to two young sons and enjoys walking her dog with her husband, swimming, and making people laugh.
Lindsay Johnson finds inspiration from objects, experiences, and places, reconstructing narratives about family life into mixed media paintings and sculptures. A storyteller at heart, she captures moments in time, ideas, and dreams constructed with acrylic, photographs, found material, or clay. By layering a variety of imagery and material together, Johnson intentionally invites a wider audience into the artwork. As an artist, parent, and educator, she believes making and viewing art is for all - a welcome venue for inner reflection, conversation, and on occasion - action.