Curriculum Vitae

Layet Johnson


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


2015 – Good Samaritan Award, Little Rock Fire Department, Little Rock, Arkansas
2003 – Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America

Recent Work

2020- Current, Principal, Layet Johnson Cartoon Studio, Little Rock, Arkansas
2019 - Current, Principal, Johnson Sign Painting, Little Rock, Arkansas
2022 - Cover Design, Arkansas Times, (December, 2022)
2022 - Illustrated Mural, 17x38’, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, AR
2022 - Beer Label Artwork, Good Weather & Beer Endowment with Lost 40 Brewing
2022 - Flyer Artwork, Sophie Tappeiner Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2022 - Illustration, “Slipped through the cracks,” Arkansas Nonprofit News Network
2021 - Illustrated Mural, The Hall, Little Rock, AR
2021 - Cover Design, Arkansas Times, (December, 2021)
2021 - Illustration, “The mess in Room 304,” Arkansas Nonprofit News Network
2021 - Illustration,  “One Cracked Bridge,” Arkansas Nonprofit News Network
2021 - Mascot Redesign Illustration, Gibbs Magnet Elementary School, Little Rock, AR
2021 - CB Sketchbook Club, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR
2021 - Album Cover, “Unsupervised” by Joe and The Feels, Little Rock, AR

Art Instruction

2020, Fall – Instructor, Drawing 1, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
2020, Spring – Instructor, 2D Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2019, Spring – Visiting artist lecture and graduate studio visits, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2017-2019 – Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut (courses taught include Drawing 1, Design 1, Cartooning, Figure Drawing, Landscape Drawing, and Curation)

Public Works

2020 – Hand-painted Mural, The Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
2020 – Hand-painted Mural, Shift Cyclery, Little Rock, Arkansas
2017 – Hand-painted Mural, Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock, Arkansas
2016 – Mural, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, Florida
2003 – Mural, Riverfront Park River Walk, Little Rock, Arkansas


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

Solo Exhibitions

2021 – Layet Johnson Cartoon Studio, Thea Foundation, North Little Rock, AR
2017 – Mystery Bird, Pina Gallery, Vienna, Austria,
2017 – August September, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2016 – Is This My Tongue? Institute 193, Lexington, Kentucky
2015 – Caffé Lasso, Ritual Valencia, San Francisco, California
2013 – Trip, Good Weather Gallery, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Group Exhibitions

2021 THE ZINE SHOW, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas

2020 Art @ Hendrix, Windgate Museum of Art, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas

2019 – NADA Chicago Invitational, presented by Good Weather, North Little Rock, Arkansas
2019 – Compassion Works for All: Prison Portrait Project, New Deal Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas

2019 – Video Booth, NADA Chicago Invitational Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois 
2019 – Microscopic Eyes Detective Minds, Café Anxiety Drawing Club International, Vacation, New York, New York
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 – Drive, Soil 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 Be, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Queens, NY
2013 – Landscape Painting, The Bedfellows Club, Minneapolis, MN

Curatorial Work

2019 – Rachel by Chase Westfall at Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery
2018 – Crypto$Crystal by Plakookee, Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery
2017 – Blazing on the Pinnacles and Minarets and Balanced Rocks, Central Connecticut State University Art 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 Ideals, Portland Mercury, Portland, Oregon, September 16, 2018


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, (

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