2020 Fellow

Michael Elizabeth Johnson

Interdisciplinary Artist


Interdisciplinary Artist

Michael Elizabeth Johnson is a transgender interdisciplinary artist exploring queer/trans identities in the Midwest, accessibility in arts, and social justice ontology. Their practice involves wearable sculpture and colorful theatrics that invoke bird imagery, and urgent drawings and paintings inspired by community building. Michael’s work has been presented at Petshop Gallery (Omaha, NE), Tugboat (Lincoln, NE), the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles, CA), and the 2016 Water for Food Global Conference (Lincoln, NE). In 2017, Michael’s work was featured in Hyperallergic's “Best Exhibitions of 2017.” Michael holds a BA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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