HILLARY JOHNSON, PHOTOGRAPHER
(PHOTO BY FOTIO)
Hillary Johnson is a New England born interdisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago. Johnson’s work and research investigates the tensions and challenges created when drastic upheavals transform or destroy delicate beauty.
She has a background in photojournalism and documentary photography and currently works with a wide array of media including photography, painting, installation, sound, and text.
She attended SUNY College at Purchase where she earned a BA in Philosophy and studied fine art photography with Jed Devine, Jan Groover and Janet Borden. She holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia College Chicago. Her fiction and creative nonfiction has been published in numerous publications including Hairtrigger, NPR, and various anthologies. She will be entering MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago in the fall of 2021.
Her work has been featured on National Public Radio, NBC News, A Photo Editor and Front Runner Magazine. One of her portraits was recently by Elizabeth Avedon selected for inclusion in an online exhibition for a PhotoPlace Gallery. Her work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York CIty, Boston, Columbus, Ohio and is in private and public collections.
In addition to her fine art practice, she is the founder of Art for Introverts, helping people face life's inevitable ups and down by unleashing their innate resilience, creativity, and happiness with art and mindfulness.
To learn more about her work, commissions, hiring her for speaking and teaching, or other opportunities, please contact her via email.