Nancy Johnson was born in Springfield, MA in 1959. She received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1982 and her MFA from Yale University in 1985.
She has taught at Mt. Wachusett Community, Westfield State College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as an Adjunct Professor. She currently teaches painting and drawing at the 92Y in Manhattan.
Her works have been shown at the Icon Gallery in Brunswick, ME, and she participated in an exhibition, “4 Women Painters,” at Anderson University. She was also invited to participate in the “Posers and Rockers” Show at the Brooklyn Artist Gym, and participated in Group Shows at 440 Gallery, and as part of the “Metro 26” Show. She recently has had solo exhibitions of her paintings at 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY and The Bleecker Street Gallery in Manhattan. Her paintings can be seen annually as part of the Gowanus Open Studios and the 92Y Faculty Show.
She is a recipient of a Grant from Ford Foundation, and of an award for Excellence in Drawing from Strathmore.
She currently lives and maintains her studio in Brooklyn, NY.