Curriculum Vitae

Layet Johnson


2011 MFA – The Lamar Dodd School of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2008 BA –  Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas


August 2016 – Mural Artist in Residence, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, Florida
July 2015 – July 2017 Emerging Artist Resident, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
April 2012 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
Feb – Mar 2012 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia
Sept – Oct 2011 Grinnell Area Arts Council, Grinnell, Iowa
August 2011 Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, North Carolina
July 2011 Andes Sprouts Society, Stamford, New York

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017 Solo Exhibition – Mystery BirdPina Gallery, Vienna, Austria,
2017 Solo Exhibition – August September, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2016 Solo Exhibition – Is This My Tongue? Institute 193, Lexington, Kentucky
2015 Solo Exhibition – Caffé Lasso, Ritual Valencia, San Francisco, California
2013 Solo Exhibition – TripGood Weather Gallery, North Little Rock, Arkansas
2013 Homie Sapiens Vol. 2Layet Johnson and Haynes Riley, Page and Vessel, Pontiac, MI
2013 Homie SapiensLayet Johnson and Haynes Riley, Thea Foundation, North Little Rock, AR
2012 Solo Exhibition – Sacred Jests, The Invisible Hand Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas
2011 Solo Exhibition – Marcus, Ciné, Athens, Georgia
2011 Visiting Artist Solo Exhibition and Lecture, Hendrix College, Conway Arkansas
2010 Two Bros!, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia
2010 Platonic Voyage, performance and lecture, Dugg Dugg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
2009 Platonic Voyage, Visiting Artist performance and lecture, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018 Utopian Visions Art Fair, Presented by Good Weather, Portland, Oregon
2018 The Contemporaries: Hot Takes, Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2017 Icebox 3, Gallery 360, Little Rock, Arkansas
2016 Bandini International Film Festival, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, California
2016 Art Bandini Art Fair with Good Weather, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, California
2015 DriveSoil Gallery, Seattle, Washington. With Joshua Bienko and Piper Brett
2014 A​thens Arcana: A Contemporary Tarot,​ Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
2014 C​ommon Descent, ​C​entral Booking, New York, NY
2013 I​n All Kinds of Weather, ​/​Protocol/ Gallery, Gainesville, FL
2013 Bad As I Wanna BeOrtega y Gasset Projects, Queens, NY
2013 Landscape Painting, The Bedfellows Club, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Inaugural 21 C Museum Hotel Bentonville, AR, Vitrine Exhibition21 C Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR
2013 Bulldog Inn Art Show, Bulldogg Inn, Room 104, Athens, GA
2012 SIDESPACE: A contemporary video series at ATHICA, Athens, Georgia
2012 Chow Chow!, Eastern Tennessee State University Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TN
2012 Perfect Lovers, White Box, Manhattan, NY
2012 All Hail the Subgenius, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2011 So Many Open Houses, Low Key Arts, Hot Springs, Arkansas
2011 A Happy Ending, Marco Polo Quarterly Arts Mag (
2011 The University of Georgia MFA Candidates Exhibition, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2010 68.57: From Point A to Point A: 12 Drawers from Athens, MOCA GA Extension, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 Making Masters, Madison Museum of Fine Arts, Madison, Georgia
2009 Athica Emerges, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia

Public Works

 2017 Hand-painted Mural and Signs, Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock, Arkansas
2016 Mural, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, Florida
2016 Hand-painted Outdoor Signs, Orbea USA, North Little Rock, Arkansas
2016 Hand-painted Indoor Signs, Portable Kitchen, Little Rock, Arkansas
2015 Hand-painted Window Sign, Pawnderosa Pawn, Little Rock, Arkansas
2003 Mural, Riverfront Park River Walk, Little Rock, Arkansas

Art Instruction

2017-2019 – Full Time Faculty, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
2015 Instructor – 2D Design, The University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
2014 Guest Lecturer – The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013 Guest Lecturer – The University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas
2012 Guest Lecturer – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2011 Visiting Artist – Studio Visits and Critiques, Hendrix College, Conway Arkansas
2010-2011 Instructor- Drawing 2, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2009-2010 Instructor- Drawing 1, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2010 Conference Session Presenter- Travelers in Virtual Worlds, SECAC/MACAA conference, Richmond, Virginia. Joint Chair with professor Peter Baldes, Virginia Commonwealth
2010 Teaching Assistant- Art and Technology (CMS) with Michael Oliveri
2009 Teaching Assistant- Hypermedia with Didi Dunphy

Curatorial Work

2019 Fall, (Upcoming) Chase Westfall at Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery

2018 Fall, Sex, Death, and Visceral Honesty: Artworks and Publications by Independent Women’s Comic Artists from the 1960s Underground Movement to Today, co-curated by Leela Corman, Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery

2018 Spring, Crypto$Crystal by Plakookee, Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery

2017 Fall, Blazing on the Pinnacles and Minarets and Balanced Rocks, Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery

2013 Last Forever, Haynes Riley, Outer Space Gallery,
2013 World Peace, Joshua Bienko, Outer Space Gallery,

Reviews and Publications

Comic Art At CCSU Gives Voice To Issues Of Women, From Beauty Standards To #metoo,
Hartford Courant, October 22, 2018, Hartford, Connecticut,

Srijon Chowdhury: Quantas Utopias Podem Coexistir e Sangrar umas nas Outras?, ÚRSULA, September 24, 2018,

The Downward Spiral: Portland. Dean Kissick visits Portland, Oregon for the Utopian Visions Art Fair, Spike Art Magazine, September 19, 2018, Portland, Oregon

TBA: Utopian Visions Art Fair Lives Up to Its Utopian IdealsPortland Mercury, Portland, Oregon, September 16, 2018

2017 Essay and Drawing for Angelika Loderer, Quiet Fonts, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, Austria &

To Make a Public: Good Weather, Temporary Art Review, February 14, 2017

The wait is over! 8 art openings this weekend…”, Brooklyn, September 12, 2013,

Don’t Move to New York, Art Fag City, New York, April 24, 2013,
2012 Mark McHenry’s sculptures inspire awe, while Layet Johnson’s get laughs, The Pitch, Kansas City, January 8, 2013 (

100 Artists to Watch, Modern Painters, December/January 2012

From Anselm Keifer’s Alchemy to Katharina Grosse’s Rainbows, ARTINFO’s 10 Weekly International Art Picks,, December 13, 2011 (

University of Georgia MFA show: Precision and just a little grandeur,, Atlanta, GA, April 7, 2011 (

2010 The (social) media and the new pioneers of our virtual universe, Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC, March 3rd, 2010, (

2009 Young, Foxy & Free Winter Calendar Issue 2010, (November Featured Artist), Athens, GA, December 26, 2009, (