About
2000 - 2013

Lives and works in Lawrence, KS

1987 - 2000

Lived and worked in New York City, NY

1964

Born in Madison, WI

Education
1996 - 1999

Cooper Union, Figure Drawing, New York, NY

1993 - 1994

New School, Art Criticism with Jerry Saltz, New York, NY
New York Academy of Art, Figure Painting, New York, NY

1990 - 1991

New York Academy of Art, Portrait Painting, New York, NY

1988 - 1989

Art Students League, Figure Drawing, New York, NY

1984 - 1985

Université de Bordeaux & L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Academic year abroad,
Bordeaux, France

1982 - 1987

University of Kansas, BFA in Design and Illustration, Lawrence, KS
University of Kansas, BFA in Painting, Lawrence, KS

Teaching
2013

Art Institute of Boston, Mentorship Program, Boston, MA
Kansas City Art Institute, Junior Narrative Illustration Course, Kansas City, MO
University of Kansas, Drawing for Design & Drawing Media Courses, Lawrence, KS

2006

University of Kansas Mentorship Program, Lawrence, KS

2001

Syracuse University, Independent Graduate Study Program in Illustration, Syracuse, NY

2000

Pratt Institute, Senior Illustration Course, Brooklyn, NY

1999

Syracuse University, Independent Graduate Study Program in Illustration, Syracuse, NY
Fashion Institute of Technology, Mentorship Program, New York, NY

1998

Syracuse University, Senior Illustration Course, Syracuse, NY

1996

Fashion Institute of Technology, Mentor Program, New York, NY

1987

Lawrence Art Center, Portrait Painting Course, Lawrence, KS

Selected Lectures and Presentations
2013

Allen County Community College, Iola, KS
Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education, Wichita, KS
SCBWI Regional Conference, Kansas City, MO
Wichita Alumni Association, Kansas Author Dinner, Wichita, KS

2012

Endacott Society, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Franklin County Literature Festival, Ottawa, KS
Iola Public Library Reading Festival, Iola, KS
Kansas City Public, Library, Kansas City, MO
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
SCBWI Conference, Kansas City, MO
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2011

American School, Lima, Peru
Kansas Book Festival, Topeka, KS
Marywood College, Scranton, PA
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
University of Kansas, Hallmark Symposium Speaker Series, Lawrence, KS

2010

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Penn State Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2009

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
New York City Public Library, New York, NY
NCTE Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Franklin County Literature Festival, Ottawa, KS
Signs of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2008

American Library Association, Anaheim, CA
Franklin County Literature Festival, Ottawa, KS
Kansas Art Education Association Conference, Lawrence, KS
Kansas City Literary Festival, Kansas City, MO
Keynote Speaker, KSU Children’s Literature Conference, Manhattan, KS
Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, OK
Rotary Club, Lawrence, KS
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum, Clinton, KS

2007

Brigham Young University Literature Conference, Provo, UT
Kansas Book Festival, Koch Arena, Wichita, KS
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Midway Reads Festival, Waco, TX
River City Reading Festival, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2006

Art History Department, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Featured Artist Lecture, the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2005

DNA Literature Festival, Kansas City, MO
School of Engineering, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2004

The American Institute of Architects Conference, Kansas City, MO
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Oregon Trail Reading Council, Marysville, KS
Writers Conference, Mapple Woods Community College, Kansas City, MO

2003

Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Commencement Speaker, Central Junior High School, Lawrence, KS
School of Law, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2002

Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Spencer Museum of Art, Guest Artist Lecture Series, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2001

Spencer Museum of Art, Hallmark Symposium Series, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2000

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

1999

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Museum of American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

1998

The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1997

American Library Association, San Francisco, CA
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

1996

The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1994

Center for the Arts Gallery, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
Spencer Museum of Art, Hallmark Symposium Series, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1990

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

1989

Spencer Museum of Art, Hallmark Symposium Series, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
2012 - 2013

Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS - Exhibition Committee Board member

2011 - 2013

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS - Friends of the Spencer Board member

2006 - 2008

School of Fine Arts Advisory Board Member, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1998 - 2013

SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Los Angeles, CA

1995 - 2013

Author Guild, Inc.  New York, NY

Selected Honors and Awards
2008

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of The Year Award, New York, NY

2005

Governor’s Art Award for Individual Artist, Awarded by Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Topeka, KS

2004

Phoenix Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement by an Individual Artist. Awarded by the Lawrence Art Commission, Lawrence, KS

2000

A Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller for My Little Red Toolbox, published by Simon & Schuster, NY

1999

Gold Medal, Museum of American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators,
New York, NY

1998

Silver Medal, Museum of American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators,
New York, NY

1996

Caldecott Honor Award, American Library Association, New York, NY
Gold Medal, Museum of American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators,
New York, NY

1995

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of The Year Award, New York, NY
Silver Medal, Museum of American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators,
New York, NY

1988

3 Time Magazine Cover Commissions, New York, NY

Selected Grants and Scholarships
2012

Visiting Artist Grant, US Bank, Lawrence, KS

2010

Visiting Artist Grant, US Bank, Lawrence, KS

2007

Visiting Artist Grant, US Bank, Lawrence, KS (awarded also in 2005 and 2006)

1987

Kirshoff/Wohlberg Award, the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, New York, NY
Student Scholarship Award, Department of Art and Design, the University of Kansas,  Lawrence, KS

1986

Best of Show Scholarship Award and Traveling Scholarship Award, Department of Art and Design, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1984

Pi Delta Phi, National French Honor Society Study Abroad Scholarship, the University of Kansas,  Lawrence, KS

Selected Client List

Abrams, New York, NY

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York, NY

Atheneum Books, New York, NY

CBS Records, New York, NY

Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

Contemporary Books, Chicago, IL

Doubleday Books, New York, NY

Dutton Books, New York, NY

Ear Magazine, New York, NY

Forbes Magazine, New York, NY

General Motors, Flint, MI

GQ Magazine, New York, NY

G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, NY

Harper Collins, New York, NY

Hearst Publishing, New York, NY

Holiday House, Inc., New York, NY

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

H.W. Wilson Publishing, Bronx, NY

Jewish Television Networks Productions, Los Angeles, CA

The Kansas City Star Magazine, Kansas City, MO

Lindt & Sprungli Company, Kilchberg, Switzerland

Lucas Films LTD & Acme Archives, Burbank, CA

Macmillan Publishing, New York, NY

Manpower Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, CA

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY

Missouri State Ballet, Kansas City, MO

Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, KS

The New Yorker Magazine, New York, NY

The 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

Peaceable Kingdom Press, San Francisco, CA

Petrarch Press, New York, NY

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Philomel Books, New York, NY

Random House, Inc., New York, NY

RCA/BMG Records, New York, NY

Sony Classical Records, New York, NY

St. Martins Press, New York, NY

Steven Spielberg & Starbright Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Tiffany’s Inc., New York, NY

Time Magazine, New York, NY

The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

U.S. Postal Service, Washington D.C.

Vanity Fair Magazine, New York, NY

Public Art Commissions
2013

(Finalist) – Granville Station, Chicago, IL

2011

Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX

2009

Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum, Bloomington Park, Clinton, KS

2007

Universal City Metro Station, Los Angeles, CA

2004

City of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS
(Finalist) – Metropolitan Transit Authority, Centennial Poster, New York, NY

2003

The Lied Center for Performing Arts, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2003

School of Law, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2002

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS

2001

DeKalb Avenue Subway Station, Brooklyn, NY

1998

Metropolitan Transit Authority, Poster Art Series, New York, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013

Urban Harmonies, the Invisible Hand Gallery at Tellers, Lawrence, KS

2012

Abstractions by Stephen T. Johnson, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
Art, Language & Play by Stephen T. Johnson, Guldner Gallery, Central Library, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

2011

Art and Ideas: Stephen T. Johnson, White Gallery, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

2010

Literal Abstractions by Stephen T. Johnson, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

2007

An Abstract Alphabet: New Work by Stephen T. Johnson, Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
The Interactive Art of Stephen T. Johnson, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2005

Stephen T. Johnson, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2003

Seeing is Believing, the Artwork of Stephen T. Johnson, Sabatini Gallery,
Topeka, KS

2001

The Art of Stephen T. Johnson, Art and Design Gallery, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2000

Alphabet City and City by Numbers, Memorial Art Gallery, the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

1997

Alphabet City, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

1994

Drawings and Paintings by Stephen T. Johnson, Center for the Arts Gallery, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Two and Three Person Exhibitions
2012

Accumulations: Paintings and Installations by Stephen T. Johnson and Joelle Ford,
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL

2009

Nocturnes: Paintings and Prints by Stephen T. Johnson and Lisa Grossman,
the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

2008

Alphabet Soup: Work by Stephen T. Johnson, Jim Munce and Tony Fitzpatrick,
Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1998

Drawings from Life: Drawings and Paintings by Ted and Stephen T. Johnson,
the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

1989

Three Generations of Johnsons, Locust Gallery, Lawrence, KS

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012

Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
The Figure, the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
Group Exhibition,  Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO

2011

Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Fresh Start: Works in Progress, the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Kansas Masters Invitational Traveling Exhibition,  the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS; Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS; the Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS

2010

13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute Gallery,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
White Exhibition, Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, TX
The New Show, Signs of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2009

How We Live Now, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Kansas Invitational Masters Art Exhibition, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
Trees, 6 Gallery, Lawrence, KS
White Exhibition
, Sings of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2008

Dreams & Portals, Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Process, Hayden Art Center, Lincoln, NE
Public Art, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
Water, 6 Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2007

Ten Years, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Delicious, 6 Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Kansas Invitational Masters Art Exhibition, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
Thresholds, 6 Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2006

Group Exhibition, Fields Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Person to Person, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2005

Recent Acquisitions, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Celebrating 20 years of Public Art, UBS Art Gallery, New York, NY
Figures: Paintings and Drawings, Lawrence Art Center, Curator: Robert Brawley, Lawrence, KS

2003

The Alphabet as Art, Lowell Gallery, University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

2002

Beyond Oz, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2000

Once Upon a Picture: Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 1996-2000, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Imagination Highway, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Faculty Exhibition, Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Manhattan,
New York, NY

1999

Selections from the 27th Annual Exhibition from the Pastel Society of America, Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA
25 Years of Museum Acquisitions, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Art From The NYC Transit Poster Series, Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York at Bank Street College, New York, NY

1998

Morphed Out, Locus Media Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings from Life: Drawings and Paintings by Ted and Stephen Johnson, Raymond Eastwood Gallery at the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
Winter Fantasy, Locus Media Gallery, New York, NY

1996

The Art of Enchantment, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Traveled to the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, and the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Seeing is Reading, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY

1995

Annual Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (exhibited also in 1993 and 1994)

1992

Annual Juried Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY

1987

Annual Art Guild Juried Exhibition, R. Eastwood Gallery, the Lawrence Art Center Lawrence, KS
Annual Student Scholarship Competition, Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Annual Student Scholarship Competition, Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

1986

Annual Student Scholarship Competition and Exhibition, Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Selected Exhibition Honors and Awards, 1986-1999
1999

Gold Medal, Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
PSA Board of Directors Award, Pastel Society of America, New York, NY

1998

Silver Medal, Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
PSA Board of Directors Award, Pastel Society of America, New York, NY

1997

Chair, Original Art Exhibition, the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

1996

Gold Medal, Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

1995

Silver Medal Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Sanford Corporation Award, Pastel Society of America, New York, NY
Washington Square Outdoor Award, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1994

Yarka Award, Audubon Society, New York, NY
Knickerbocker Artists Award, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1993

H.K. Holbein Award, Pastel Society of America, New York, NY
Alice Melrose Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1992

David Humphrey’s Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY
Philip Isenberg Memorial Award, Pastel Society of America, New York, NY

1987

Kirchoff/Wohlberg Student Scholarship Award, Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Best of Show Award, the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

1986

Best of Show Award, Art and Design Gallery, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Children’s Books - Written and Illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson with Selected Honors and Awards
2012

My Little Blue Robot, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, New York, NY

2010

My Little Pink Princess Purse, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster,
New York, NY

2009

My Little Red Fire Truck, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
A 2009 National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA)

2008

A Is For Art: An Abstract Alphabet, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster,
New York, NY A
New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, ALA Notable Award, 2009 NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, Cooperative Children’s Book Council Award

2006

My Little Yellow Taxi, Red Wagon Books/Harcourt Inc. New York, NY
An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Winner, A New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, featured reviews in Parenting Magazine, Child Magazine, New York Family Magazine and Roam Magazine, a Nick Jr. Magazine’s Best Book of the Year, and a 2007 Kansas Notable Book

2002

As The City Sleeps, Viking Penguin Putnam, New York, NY
A Publishers Weekly Starred Review

My Little Blue Robot, Silver Whistle/Harcourt Inc., New York, NY
A Newsweek Magazine’s Holiday pick, A New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

2000

My Little Red Toolbox, Silver Whistle/Harcourt Inc., New York, NY
A Publishers Weekly Best Seller, Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award, Nick Jr. Magazine’s Best Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly Cuffie Award, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award

1998

City By Numbers, Viking Penguin Putnam, New York, NY
Parenting Magazine’s Reading Magic Award, Parents Magazine’s Best Books of 1998

1995

Alphabet City, Viking Penguin Putnam, New York, NY
A 1996 Caldecott Honor Book, ALA Notable Award, A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, A Horn Book Fanfare, Parenting Magazine’s Reading Magic Award, Parents Magazine’s Best Books of 1995, A New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Horn Book Magazine, and School Library Journal, A 1996 Children’s Book of Distinction by Hungry Mind Review, Children’s Book of the Year and marked for Outstanding Merit by The Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book Committee, Wisconsin Library Association’s Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Literature, A 1996 Children’s Books Mean Business ABA-CBC, featured in it entirety on ABC’s Good Morning America with Charlie Gibson and Joan Lunden, Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

Children’s Books Illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson with Selected Honors and Awards
2006

Tour America: A Journey Through Poems And Art, Poems by Diane Siebert, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
ALA Book Links’ Magazine “Best Books of 2006” and “Lasting Title Award,” The Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature; a 2006 Oregon Book Award; Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book 2007; School Library Journal Starred Review; NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2007

2001

Goal, Text by Robert Burleigh, Silver Whistle/Harcourt Inc., New York, NY
Kirkus, Starred Review

2000

On A Wintry Morning, Text by Dori Chaconas Penguin Putnam, New York, NY
The 2001 Archer/Eckblad Award for Children’s Picture Book, Publishers Weekly Starred review

1999

Love As Strong As Ginger, Text by Lenore Look, Anne Schwartz Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
International Reading Association Notable Books for a Global Society award, School Library Journal Starred review

1997

Hoops, Text by Robert Burleigh, Silver Whistle/Harcourt Inc., New York, NY
ALA Notable, New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, Booklist’s Editors’ Choice and Starred Review, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and Starred Review, Publishers Weekly Starred Review, Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

1996

The Girl Who Wanted A Song, Text by Steve Sanfield, Harcourt Brace, Orlando, FL

1995

The Tie Man’s Miracle,Text by Steven Schnur, Morrow Junior Books, New York, NY
When Solomon Was King, Text by Sheila MacGill-Callahan, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, NY

1993

A Christmas Carol, Text by Charles Dickens adapted by Donna Martin, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, MO
One of seven books recommended for the winter holidays by The Associated Press
The Snow Wife, Text by Robert D. San Souci, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, NY

1992

The Nutcracker Ballet, Text by Melissa Hayden, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, MO
A Book of the Month Club Main Selection
The Samurai’s Daughter, Text by Robert D. San Souci, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists, IRA Teacher’s Choice, NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the field of Social Studies

Permanent Collections

Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Eaton Collection, University of California, Riverside, CA

Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Mazza Museum, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Museum of American Illustration, at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Price Tower Art Center, Bartlesville, OK

Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum, Bloomington Park, Clinton, KS

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Corporate and Public Art Collections

Arts for Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY

Boston Beer Company, Inc., Boston, MA

City of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS

DeKalb Avenue Subway Station, Brooklyn, NY

Emprise Financial Corporation, Wichita, KS

Euro-Wine-Gate Inc., Cognac, France

Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City, MO

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS

Lied Center for Performing Arts, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, New York, NY

Metro Art, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, CA

School of Law, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Simon & Schuster, New York City, NY

Universal City Metro Station, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Private Collections

Paul Simon, Musician/Songwriter, New York, NY

Cherry Jones, Actress, New York, NY

Marty Diamond, CEO and Founder, Little Big Man Agency, New York, NY

Harold O. Levy, Former NYC School Chancellor, New York, NY

Mike Michaelis, CEO and Founder, Emprise Bank, Wichita, KS

Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Jean-Sebastien Robicquet, CEO and Founder, CIROC Vodka & G’vine Gin, Cognac, FRANCE

Daniel Weiss, Publisher, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, NY

Ann Willoughby, President & Creative Director, Willoughby Design Group, Kansas City, MO

Television Bibliography
2012

Long, Carolyn.  “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson,” KCTV5 News at 4 p.m., Friday, April 20th, Kansas City, KS.
Anderson, Mike. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson,” The Not So Late Show, Knology Television,  Channel 6, January 11th, Lawrence, KS

2011

Capitol Federal Bank.  TV commercial featuring the book “Alphabet City” by Stephen T. Johnson for a promotional campaign.  ABC, CBS, NBC regional affiliates.  October – November, 2011
Hurd, Greg. Rebroadcast of “Dance of the Rings,” Interview with Stephen T. Johnson and his Freedom Rings Sculpture, May 2nd-6th, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS

Hipp, Ralph.  “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson,” April 25th, WIBW-TV, CBS, Topeka, KS

2010

Hurd, Greg.  “Dance of the Rings,” Interview with Stephen T. Johnson and his Freedom Rings Sculpture, July 21st – 28th, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS

2009

Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson and his exhibit and book “An Abstract Alphabet,” Rebroadcast with new footage, September 9th – 23rd, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision,
Lawrence, KS

2007

Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson regarding his new work “An Abstract Alphabet” and his Exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art, July 25th, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS
Anthony, Brett. Interview with Stephen T. Johnson, December 21st, Kansas City Live, KSHB-TV, NBC Television
Anthony, Brett.  Special showcase of “My Little Yellow Taxi,” by Stephen T. Johnson, October 2nd, Kansas City Live, KSHB-TV, NBC Television

2006

Hurd, Greg.  “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson,” March 29th, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS

2005

Reid, Janet.  “Stephen T. Johnson & The Sesquicentennial Sculpture,” July 21st, 6 News Lawrence, Sunflower Broadband Cablevision
JTN Productions in association with PBS Television.  “Chanukah Stories,” Actress Jamie Gertz narrator, “The Tie Man’s Miracle” with 3D animation of Stephen T. Johnson’s illustrations. November – December. Released on DVD in 2007.

2004

Wehner, Brooke “Stephen T. Johnson’s Sculpture unveiled at Lied Center,” April 1st, 6 News Lawrence, Sunflower Broadband Cablevision

2002

Hiland, Susan. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson,” Fox Evening News, September 21st, WDAF-TV FOX4, Kansas City, MO

2001

Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson,” January 3rd, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS

2000

Long, Melissa. Interview regarding the exhibition “Alphabet City and City by Numbers by Stephen T. Johnson” at the Memorial Art Gallery, April 5th, Sunrise, WROC-TV, Rochester, NY

1996

Gibson, Charlie and Lunden, Joan. Discussion of images and book Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson, March 6th, Good Morning America, ABC Television

Selected Bibliography
2013

Mayer, Gabriel.  “Architecture Glass Art: Franz Mayer of Munich Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt,” Himer Verlag, Munich
Fraley, Amber.  “In the visual, linguistic world of Stephen T. Johnson… Anything is Possible,” Summer 2013, Lawrence Magazine
Shepherd, Sara.  New gallery and event space brings fine art to east Lawrence,” Lawrence Journal World, Wednesday, April 24th

2012

Paul, Pamela.  “New Interactive and Pop-Up Books,” The New York Times, Wednesday, November 28th
Conoley, Jessica.  “Kansas City Voices,” Whispering Prairie Press
Hoedel, Cindy.  “Portrait of an Illustrator,” The Kansas City Star Magazine,
Sunday, April 15th

2011

Miller, Joe.  “Kansas Book Festival showcases homegrown talent,” Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, September 18th
Thummel, Cisley.  “Mixed Media Master - Area artist draws nationwide attention for art in (almost) every form,”  435 South Magazine, July, 2011 issue
Hart, Nicki.  “Q & A with Stephen T. Johnson,” MOSAIC, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center Publication, Winter/Spring issue.
Spiro, Ruth.  “Our Favorite Things; A Special Guide to the Best Birthday Gifts for $20 or Less,”  Disney FamilyFun Magazine, March Issue.
Sonnema, Roy B.  “From A to Z, Artist esplores links between words and images” LIFE: Arts & Entertainment, The Pueblo Chieftain, Thursday, Februrary 10th.

2010

Girl, Kristin.  “Star wars Art: Visions”<em>, Comic Attack.net, November 24th
Abraham, James.  <em>“A Long Time Ago, In a Gallery far, Far Away”
, Inland Empire Weekly, November 2nd.
Rinzler, J. W.  “Star Wars: Visions”,  Abrams, NYC
Klopfer, Eric.  “Star Wars: Visions,” Abrams, NYC
Lambert, Don.  “Mounting the Mundane At the Mulvane,” REVIEW, September 15th
Blankenship, Bill.  “Freedom for the arts,” Friday, July 2nd, Weekend, The Capitol-Journal
Heos, Bridget.  “Story time with our illustrious Kansas City Illustrators,” M Magazine, April issue
Townsend, Scarlett.  “Bulletin of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation,” Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 1, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring

2009

Scieszka, Jon.  “The Ambassador’s State of the Union,” Sunday, December 13th, The Los Angeles Times
Cary, Alice. “Our favorite gifts for the littlest readers,” December Issue, Bookpage.com<em>
Niccum, Jon. “Tower of Power,” Friday, June 19th, <em>Pulse
, Lawrence Journal-World

2008

Zerkin, Becca. “A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet” Nov. 9h, The New York Times Book Review
Kumar, Lisa.  Something About The Author, Vol. 189, Gale Group Publishers, September 2008
Rombeck, Terry.  ”Lawrence Author Releases ‘A is for Art’,” Sunday, September 14th, Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World
Blackledge, Lee. “Register, Volume VII, No. 9, July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007,” Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas
Castaneda, Erin.  ”Museum Sculpture Design Unveiled,” Sunday, June 22nd, Lawrence Journal-World
Rombeck, Terry.  ”Guiding Light: Sculpture aims to attract visitors to museum,” Sunday, May 25th, Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World
Nel, Philip.  “The Fall and Rise of Children’s Literature.” American Art: Smithsonian American Art Museum, The University of Chicago Press, Spring 2008, Volume 22, Number 1

2007

Kumar, Lisa. Something About The Author, Vol. 175, Gale Group Publishers, Farmington Hills, MI
Hoag, Andrea.  “More than a footnote.” Fall issue, Lawrence Magazine
Stokstad, Marilyn.  “Ingenuity enlivens KU gallery.” July 26th, 2007, Lawrence Journal-World
Helm, Megan. “Adult Art Aficionado’s Appreciate Alliteration Stephen Johnson’s Abstract Alphabet at the Spencer Museum of Art.” June issue, Present Magazine
Rombeck, Terry.  “A is for Artist - Abstract Alphabet spells new direction for Lawrence creator,” Saturday, May 19th, Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World
Sanner, Jennifer Jackson. “Class Credit,” No.2 issue, Kansas Alumni Magazine

2006

Ayres, Bill and Bloodworth, Sandra.  “Along the Way MTA Arts for Transit,” The Monacelli Press
Luening, Bill. “Top of the Week,” Sunday, December 24th, The Kansas City Star
Rombeck, Terry. “Fun fare for kids,” Lawrence Journal-World, October 16th
Woodward, Bill. Register, Volume VII, Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 7 July 1, 2001 - June 30, Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas
McMahon, Regan.  “Tour America,” June 25th, San Francisco Chronicle
Zerkin, Rebecca. “Tour America,” June 4th, The New York Times Book Review
Sawyers, June. “Tour America,” June 4th, Chicago Tribune
Bock, Lee. “Tour America,” June issue, School Library Journal
Paget, Mindie. ”For Art’s Sake; Stephen Johnson Honored,” March 29th, Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World
Mitchell, Rick. “Stephen T. Johnson Featured Artist Lawrence Art Auction,” February 26-April 8th, issue, The Arts In Action
Engelfried, Stephen.  “Artful Alphabets,” January issue School Library Journal

2005

Barland, Aly.  “Stephen Johnson: An arrangement in creativity, passion and courage,” September 21st, KUJH Online
Rombeck, Terry. “Fresh Faces - Spencer Museum shows off newest members of its collection,” August 1st, Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World
Lawhorn, Chad.  “Sculpture celebrating freedom unveiled in downtown Lawrence,” July 22nd, Lawrence Journal-World
Paget, Mindie. ”Freeform,” Sunday, July 17th, Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World
Schmitt, Chris. ”Michelangelos To Go,” Thursday, March 3rd, The New York Sun

2004

Eckel, Sara.  “Common Touch,” No. 6, Kansas Alumni Magazine
Paget, Mindie. ”High Art: Phoenix Award recipients rise to top of creative community,” Sunday, November 7th, Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World
Rombeck, Terry. “Free’ sculpture selected to commemorate sesquicentennial,” October 12th, Lawrence Journal-World
Paget, Mindie. ”Four artists competing in Percent for Art contest,” Sunday, August 22nd, Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World
Paget, Mindie. “Lied Center marks 10th year with a special ‘Arrangement,” April 2nd, Lawrence Journal-World
Eglinski, Georgann.  “Happy Birthday, KU Law!,” Spring Issue, KU Law Magazine
Lazzarino, Chris. “Uncle Jimmy’s home at last,” Issue No. 1, Kansas Alumni Magazine

2003

Paget, Mindie. “Visions of grandeur; Area designers reveal their visions for World Trade Center Memorial,” Sunday, December 14th, Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World
Paget, Mindie. “Lawrence artist chosen to craft anniversary sculpture,” Sunday, August 3rd, Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World
Bookshelf Section. “As The City Sleeps,” The New York Times Book Review, March 9th
Kohl, MaryAnn F. “Storybook Art: hands-on art for children in the styles of 100 great picture book illustrators,” Quality Books, Inc.

2002

Schlageck, Kathrine Walker. Beyond Oz: Children’s Book Illustrations from the Region, Catalog of Exhibition. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Walker, Leita.  “LHS inducts 4 into Hall of Honor,” September 23rd, Lawrence Journal-World
Hearne, Christopher Jr.  “Robo Alert,” April 25th, FYI Section, The Kansas City Star
Tip Sheet Section, “My Little Blue Robot”, December 2nd, Newsweek Magazine
Court, Ayesha. “My Little Blue Robot,” December 5th, USA Today

2001

Paget, Mindie. “Project would add art to hospital,” December 15th, Lawrence Journal-World
Galvin, Jennifer. “Read and Play; Children score with soccer fun,” September 16th, Boston Herald
Mikinski, Rod. “Children’s Artist” September 6th, The Manhattan Mercury
Aid, Gator.  “Moving On Up,” February 26th, Publishers Weekly
Lazzarino, Chris. “Visitor Illustrating Man,” KS Alumni Magazine, Volume 99, No. 6
Price, Anne and Yaakov, Juliette. Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, The H.W. Wilson Company, New York
Marcus, Leonard. “Reading Magic Awards,” January/December issue, Parenting Magazine

2000

Blair, Alex. “Books to Gladden the Hearts,” November 25th, New York Post
Gowen, Heather. “Interactive Stories,” November issue, Parents Magazine
Hummels, Jill. “Johnson Builds a Unique Children’s Book,” Sunday, August 6th, Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World
Carpenter, Tim. “Author Sparks Youths’ Imagination,” March 8th, Lawrence Journal-World

1999

Soppelsa, Robert T. “Recent Acquisitions,” catalog. The Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University Publications
Bookshelf Section. “City By Numbers,” January 17th, The New York Times Book Review
Marcus, Leonard. “City By Numbers,” December/January, Parenting Magazine

1998

Cummins, Julie. Children’s Book Illustration and Design Volume II, PBC/Rizzoli International, Inc.
Estes, Sally. “Top 10 Youth Sports Books,” September 1st, Booklist
Mitchell, Rick. “Drawings From Life, Drawings, Paintings and Illustrations by Ted and Stephen Johnson,” December/February issue, The Arts In Action
Aria, Barbara. “Dinosaur Sculpture and Alphabet Art: Original Children’s Book Art,” December 10th issue, Time Out Magazine, NYC
Biles, Jan. “Drawing From Life,” January 8th, The Mag, Lawrence Journal-World
Willard, Christopher. “Combining Materials,” January issue, American Artist Magazine

1997

Montgomery, Paula. “Hooked on Seeing in a Different Way to Make Picture Books; Stephen T. Johnson,” April issue, School Library Media Activities Monthly
Book Editor. “Hoops,” October 6th, Publishers Weekly
Veeder, Mary Harris. “Hoops,” Sunday, October 12th, Chicago Tribune
Rockman, Connie C.  “Hoops,” November issue, School Library Journal
Phelan, Carolyn. “Hoops,” November 15th, Booklist
Book Editor. “Hoops,” December 7th, The Boston Globe

1996

Woodward, Bill. “Man of Letters,” May issue, Kansas Alumni Magazine
Beck, Martha Davis.  “1996 Award Finalists,” Spring issue, No. 37, Hungry Mind Review
Kandler, Sara. “Colorful Characters,” February issue, Brooklyn Bridge Magazine
Morrison, Sarah. “For KU Graduate Stephen Johnson, writing an award-winning alphabet book for children was as easy as ABC,” January 29th, The University Kansan

1995

McCormick, Patricia. “Parents Picks; The Best of 1995,” December issue, Parents Magazine
Goldberger, Paul. “Alphabet City” Nov. 12th, The New York Times Book Review
Hall, Linda. “The Letterman,” October 30th, New York Magazine
Biles, Jan. “One man’s city, is another man’s ART,” November 26th, Sunday, Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World
Bookshelf Section. “When Solomon was King,” June 18th, The New York Times Book Review
San Souci, Robert D. “Out of Misty Dreams; The Enchanted Art of Stephen T. Johnson” October issue, Realms of Fantasy Magazine

1994

Krogius, Henrik. “Stephen Johnson’s Pastels,” April 21st, Brooklyn Heights Press, NY
DeWees, Gayle. “Paintings on Display,” April 22nd, <em.The Daily News</em>, NYC

1993

Addington, Brad. “Central alum returns,” February 6th, Lawrence Journal-World
Associated Press. “Books Remain as the Best Holiday Choice for Children,” December 2nd, Connecticut Post
DeWitt, Barbara. “Kids Having a Dickens of a Christmas,” Sunday, December 12th, Los Angeles Daily News

1992

Philbrook, John. “Charming Folktales of Japan,” December 27th, The San Francisco Chronicle

1987

McMaster, Carolyn. “An Eye for Illustration,” January 25th, Lawrence Journal-World
Sanner, Jennifer Jackson. “Illustrious Beginning; Artist Stephen Johnson Draws Upon Family Tradition,” June issue, Kansas Alumni Magazine