2000 – 2017
Lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas
1987 – 2000
Lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York
1964
Born in Madison, Wisconsin
 
 
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
 
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
New Abstractions by Stephen T. Johnson, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
2016
Stephen T. Johnson: Visualizing Ideas from A to Z, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Kana Abstractions, Gallery on Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, 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
Language, Content and the Alphabet: Collages, Paintings and Sculpture by Stephen Johnson, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
2007
An Abstract Alphabet: New Work by Stephen T. Johnson, Spencer Museum of Art, 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, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2000
Alphabet City and City by Numbers, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 
Alphabet City and City by Numbers, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
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
2017
Sequential Narratives, Paintings and Sculptures by Stephen T. Johnson and Greg Edmondson, Gallery of Art & Design, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE
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, 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, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
1989
Three Generations of Johnsons, Locust Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
99: Locally Brewed, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2016
The Printed Image 6, Sixth Biennial Juried Graphics Exhibition, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Public Library, Topeka, KS
 
The Winter Collective: Works on Paper, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
 
52 Reasons to Love a Vet, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
 
The University of Kansas Design & Art Faculty Exhibition, Board of Regents, Topeka, KS
2015
Original Art Exhibition, Society of Illustrators Museum, New York, NY
 
Summer Collective, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
 
Design & Architecture Faculty Exhibition, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2014
Spaces, Teaching Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Abstractions, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Sex, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
2013
Hot Sheets II, Wonder Fair Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Inaugural Exhibition, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Gallery Artist Exhibition, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
2012
Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
The Figure, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
2011
Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
 
Fresh Start: Works in Progress, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
 
Kansas Masters Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS; Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS; 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, b.a.l.m, Sings of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2008
Dreams & Portals, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Language, Activism and Dissent, 6 Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Midwest Public Art, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
 
Process, Hayden Art Center, Lincoln, NE
 
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
 
Kansas Printmakers Exhibition, 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 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, 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, Bank Street College, New York, NY,
 
Pastel Society of America, New York, NY (exhibited annually 1992-1999)
 
Museum of American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY (exhibited annually 1987-1999)
1998
Morphed Out, Locus Media Gallery, New York, NY
 
Winter Fantasy, Locus Media Gallery, New York, NY
1996
The Art of Enchantment, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Traveled to McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, and 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, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
 
Annual Student Scholarship Competition, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Annual Student Scholarship Competition, Museum of American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
1986
Annual Student Scholarship Competition and Exhibition, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
 
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE ART COMMISSIONS
2017
Lenexa City Center Library, Lenexa, KS
2016
East Ninth Street Artist, Lawrence, KS
 
KU Med Center, Kansas City, MO, (Finalist)
 
Kansas Alumni Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Johnson County Library – Monticello Branch, Kansas City, Kansas (Finalist)
2015
Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX
2013
Granville Metro Station, Chicago, IL (Finalist)
2012
Edwards Campus, University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS (Finalist)
2009
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum, Bloomington Park, Clinton, KS
2007
Universal City Metro Station, Los Angeles, CA
2004
City of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS
 
New York City Subway/MTA, Centennial Poster, New York, NY (Finalist)
2003
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
School of Law, 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 CLIENT LIST
 
Abrams, New York, NY
 
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York, NY
 
Atheneum Books, New York, NY
 
BMG Records, New York, NY
 
Business Tokyo Magazine, New York, NY
 
CBS Records, New York, NY
 
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
 
City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas, TX
 
Contemporary Books, Chicago, IL
 
Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
 
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
 
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
 
Harcourt Inc., New York, NY
 
Harper Collins, New York, NY
 
Hearst Publishing, 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
 
Kansas City Star Books, Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas Theatre Association, Kansas City, KS
 
Kansas Public Radio, Lawrence, KS
 
Lindt Chocolate, Kilchberg, Switzerland
 
Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX
 
Lucas Films LTD, San Francisco, 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 New York Times, 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
 
Pipeline Entrepreneurs, Kansas City, MO
 
Random House, Inc., New York, NY
 
RCA Records, New York, NY
 
Samuel Adams Beer, Boston, MA
 
Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
 
Sony Classical Records, New York, NY
 
St. Martin’s 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
 
 
CHILDREN’S BOOKS — WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY STEPHEN T. JOHNSON WITH SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
2020
DANCE IS, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
2018
MUSIC IS, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY (FALL 2018 pub date)
2015
ALPHABET SCHOOL, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY — A 2016 Kansas Notable Book, 2016 CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choice for a Concept Book, Kansas State Reading Circle List, Society of Midland Authors Finalist, a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal starred review.
2012
MY LITTLE BLUE ROBOT, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY — 2013 Premier Print Award for Novelty Books awarded by Leo Paper Products, Inc.
2010
MY LITTLE PINK PRINCESS PURSE, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY — a 2011 Kansas Notable Book Award.
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/ALSC Notable Children’s Book, 2009 NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, CCBC (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 Award.
2002
AS THE CITY SLEEPS, Viking Penguin Putnam, New York, NY — 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 & Sharing.
2000
MY LITTLE RED TOOLBOX, Silver Whistle / Harcourt Inc., New York, NY — a Publishers Weekly Bestseller, 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 its 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
 
Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Concordia University, Seward, NE
 
Eaton Collection, University of California, Riverside, CA
 
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
 
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, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
 
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
 
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
 
Philip A. Sadler Research Collection, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
 
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
 
Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas, TX
 
City of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS
 
DeKalb Avenue Subway Station, Brooklyn, NY
 
Emprise Financial Corporation, Wichita, KS
 
Euro-Wine-Gate Inc., Cognac, France
 
Flint Hills Holdings, Lawrence, KS
 
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
 
Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas Leadership Center, Wichita, KS
 
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS
 
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX
 
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, New York, NY
 
Mayor of Munich Inc., Munich, Germany
 
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
 
Metro Art, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, CA
 
One Light Luxury Apartments, Kansas City, MO
 
School of Business, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
 
Time Magazine, New York, NY
 
Universal City Metro Station, Los Angeles, CA
 
University of Kansas, School of Business, Lawrence, KS
 
Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
 
 
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
 
Alan Mulally, former President and CEO, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
 
Paul Simon, Grammy award-winning Musician/Songwriter, New York, NY
 
Cherry Jones, Tony award-winning Actress, New York, NY
 
Harold O. Levy, former NYC School Chancellor, New York, NY
 
Amy Berkower, President of Writers House LLC, New York, NY
 
Daniel Weiss, former Publisher, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, NY
 
Daniel Adel, Artist, New York, NY
 
Ann Willoughby, President & Creative Director, Willoughby Design Group, Kansas City, MO
 
Marty Diamond, CEO & Founder, Little Big Man/Paradigm Talent Agency, New York, NY
 
Paula Wiseman, Publisher of Paula Wiseman Books, New York, NY
 
Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, CEO & Founder of CÎROC Vodka, Cognac, France
 
 
SELECTED NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2017
Artist Inc, Fellow, Lawrence, KS
2015
Visiting Artist Grant, US Bank, Lawrence, KS (awarded also in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2005)
2008
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of The Year Award, New York, NY
2006
Featured Artist, Lawrence Art Center Auction, Lawrence, KS
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
2002
Hall of Honor, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS
2000
A Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller for My Little Red Toolbox, published by Harcourt, NY
1999
Gold Medal, Museum of American Illustration, 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, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
 
PSA Board of Directors Award, Pastel Society of America, New York, NY
1997
Chair, Original Art Exhibition, 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
 
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
1998
Three Time Magazine Cover Commissions, New York, NY
1987
Kirshoff/Wohlberg Award, Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, New York, NY
 
Best of Show Award, R. Eastwood Gallery, the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
 
Student Scholarship Award, Department of Art and Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1986
Best of Show Scholarship Award and Traveling Scholarship Award, Department of Art and Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1984
Pi Delta Phi, National French Honor Society Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
 
TEACHING
2017
SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Mentorship, LA, CA
2013 – 2017
University of Kansas, (courses depending on semesters) Extreme Drawing, Drawing for Design, Drawing Media and Illustration Concepts Courses, Lawrence, KS
2013
Art Institute of Boston, Mentorship Program, Boston, MA
 
Kansas City Art Institute, Junior Narrative Illustration Course, Kansas City, MO
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
 
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & REPRESENTATION
2010 – 2017
Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO (Art Gallery representation)
2005 – 2017
Writers House Inc., New York, NY (Author representation)
1997 – 2017
Richard Solomon Inc., New York, NY (Commercial Illustration representation)
1995 – 2017
Author Guild, Inc. New York, NY
1998 – 2017
SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Los Angeles, CA
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
 
 
SELECTED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
2017
Children’s Literature Festival, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
 
Franklin County Literature Festival, Ottawa, KS
 
Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO
 
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
 
Spencer Museum of Art Directors Circle, Lawrence, KS
2016
Strong Collection Literature Children’s Lecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Children’s Literature Festival, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
 
Allen County Community College, Iola, KS
 
Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Second Story Festival of Arts & Ideas, Fort Scott, KS
 
6th Annual Kansas Book Festival, Topeka, KS
 
Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
2015
ALA (American Library Association) Conference, San Francisco, CA
 
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
 
Franklin County Literature Festival, Ottawa, KS
 
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference, Orlando, FL
 
Young Writers Workshop, Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS
2014
Friends University, Art Challenge Featured Presenter, Wichita, KS
 
Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education, Wichita, KS
2013
Allen County Community College, Iola, KS
 
SCBWI Regional Conference, Kansas City, MO
 
Wichita Alumni Association, Kansas Author Dinner, Wichita, KS
2012
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
 
Endacott Society, 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
 
SCBWI Conference, Kansas City, MO
 
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
2011
American School, Lima, Peru
 
Kansas Book Festival, Topeka, KS
 
Marywood University and Keystone College, Scranton, PA
 
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference 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, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2005
DNA Literature Festival, Kansas City, MO
 
School of Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2004
The American Institute of Architects Conference, Kansas City, MO
 
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Oregon Trail Reading Council, Marysville, KS
 
Writers Conference, Maple 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, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2002
Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
 
Spencer Museum of Art, Guest Artist Lecture Series, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
 
TELEVISION & RADIO BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Vasquez Boyd, Maria. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson regarding his solo exhibition at Weinberger Fine Art," KKFI 90.1FM, Kansas City, MO, May 3, 2017.
2016
Hertzog, Steven. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," Lawrence Business Magazine Show, KLWN-AM 1320, Lawrence, KS, November 15, 2016.
 
Hipp, Ralph. “Red Couch Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," WIBW-TV, CBS, Topeka, KS, September 6, 2016.
 
McIntyre, Kay. “Kansas Notable Books - interview with Stephen T. Johnson." KPR Presents, Kansas Public Radio, Lawrence, Kansas, 6PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016.
2015
Anderson, Mike. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," The Not So Late Show, WOW Television, Lawrence, KS, October 7, 2015.
2012
Long, Carolyn. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," KCTV5 News at 4 p.m., Kansas City, KS, Friday, April 20, 2012.
 
Anderson, Mike. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," The Not So Late Show, Knology, Lawrence, KS, January 11, 2012.
2011
Capitol Federal Bank. Television 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," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, May 2-6, 2011.
 
Hipp, Ralph. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," WIBW-TV, CBS, Topeka, KS, April 25, 2011.
 
Quinn, Kathy. “Radio Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," KC Forum, Q104 & Alice 102 Radio, Kansas City, MO, Sunday,October 26, 2011.
2010
Hurd, Greg. “Dance of the Rings," Interview with Stephen T. Johnson and his Freedom Rings Sculpture, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, July 21-28, 2010.
2009
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson and his exhibit and book “An Abstract Alphabet" Rebroadcast with new footage, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, September 9 - 23, 2009.
2007
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson regarding his new work “An Abstract Alphabet and his Exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, July 25, 2007.
 
Anthony, Brett. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," Kansas City Live, KSHB-TV, NBC Television, December 21, 2007.
 
Anthony, Brett. Special showcase of My Little Yellow Taxi by Stephen T. Johnson, Kansas City Live, KSHB-TV, NBC Television, October 2, 2007.
2006
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, March 29, 2006.
2005
Reid, Janet. “Stephen T. Johnson & The Sesquicentennial Sculpture," 6 News Lawrence, Sunflower Broadband Cablevision, July 21, 2005.
 
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," 6 News Lawrence, Sunflower Broadband Cablevision, April 1, 2004.
2002
Hiland, Susan. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," Fox Evening News, WDAF-TV FOX4, Kansas City, MO, September 21, 2002.
2001
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, January 3, 2001.
2000
Long, Melissa. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson regarding the exhibition Alphabet City and City by Numbers at the Memorial Art Gallery," Sunrise, WROC-TV, Rochester, NY, April 5, 2000.
1996
Gibson, Charlie and Lunden, Joan. Discussion of images and book Alphabet City, by Stephen T. Johnson, Good Morning America, ABC Television, March 6, 1996.
 
 
SELECTED PRINT & WEB BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
Biele, Heather. “Hail to the Hawks — local artists pay tribute the 150 years of tradition with new twists on our treasured mascot" Kansas Alumni Magazine, No 2, 2016.
 
Gage, Mary. “LM Bookmarks: Lawrence authors explore family relations, family upheaval and familiar letters in familiar places," Lawrence Magazine, Fall 2016.
2015
Fortun, Kim. “Figuring Out Theory: Ethnographic Sketches," essay in “Theory can be more than it used to be," Cornell University Press, 2015.
 
Staff Reporter. “Talking with artist and children’s author Stephen Johnson." Lawrence.com, Friday, December 18, 2015.
 
Hlavacek, Joanna. “Getting to know you: An introduction to East Ninth Project’s Commissioned artists," Lawrence Journal World, Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
 
Spencer, Laura. “Eight Artists Selected for East Ninth Street Project in Lawrence, KCUR.ORG 89.3FM, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
2014
Ayres, Bill and Bloodworth, Sandra. “New York’s Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts & Design," The Monacelli Press, 2nd edition, New York City, NY, 2014.
 
Green, Chris. “FREEFORM – Stephen T. Johnson," featured Artist profile, The Journal, Volume 6, issue 3, published by Kansas Leadership Center, Fall, 2014.
 
“Newsletter," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Fall Edition vol XXXIV, no 1, 2014.
2013
Mayer, Gabriel. “Architecture Glass Art: Franz Mayer of Munich Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt," Himer Verlag, Munich, 2013.
 
Fraley, Amber. “In the visual, linguistic world of Stephen T. Johnson… Anything is Possible," Lawrence Magazine, Summer, 2013.
 
Shepherd, Sara. “New gallery and event space brings fine art to east Lawrence," Lawrence Journal World, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
2012
Paul, Pamela. “New Interactive and Pop-Up Books," The New York Times, Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
 
Hoedel, Cindy. “Portrait of an Illustrator," The Kansas City Star Magazine, Sunday, April 15, 2012.
 
Conoley, Jessica. “Kansas City Voices," Whispering Prairie Press, 2012.
2011
Grega, Alicia. “Literate Art," Electric City, Scanton, PA, November 10, 2011.
 
Miller, Joe. “Kansas Book Festival showcases homegrown talent," Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, September 18, 2011.
 
Thummel, Cisley. “Mixed Media Master — Area artist draws nationwide attention for art in (almost) every form," 435 South Magazine, July issue, 2011.
 
Hart, Nicki. “Q&A with Stephen T. Johnson," MOSAIC, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center Publication, Winter/Spring issue, 2011.
 
Spiro, Ruth. “Our Favorite Things; A Special Guide to the Best Birthday Gifts for $20 or Less," Disney’s FamilyFun Magazine, March Issue, 2011.
 
Abraham, James. “A Long Time Ago, In a Gallery far, Far Away," Inland Empire Weekly, November 2, 2010.
 
Sonnema, Roy B. “From A to Z, Artist explores links between words and images" LIFE: Arts & Entertainment, The Pueblo Chieftain, Thursday, February, 10, 2011.
 
Henderson, Susan. “Freefrom, a sculpture by acclaimed artist Stephen Johnson," Lawrence Visitor Guide, 2011-2012.
2010
Girl, Kristin. “Star Wars Art: Visions," Comic Attack.net, November 24, 2010.
 
Rinzler, J. W. “Star Wars: Visions," Abrams, NYC, 2010.
 
Lambert, Don. “Mounting the Mundane At the Mulvane," REVIEW, September 15, 2010.
 
Blankenship, Bill. “Freedom for the arts," Weekend — The Capitol-Journal, Friday, July 2, 2010.
 
Heos, Bridget. “Story time with our illustrious Kansas City Illustrators," M Magazine, April, issue, 2010.
 
Townsend, Scarlett. “Bulletin of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation," Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 1, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring, 2010.
 
Scieszka, Jon. “The Ambassador’s State of the Union," The Los Angeles Times, Sunday, December 13, 2009.
 
Cary, Alice. “Our favorite gifts for the littlest readers," December Issue, Bookpage.com
 
Niccum, Jon. “Tower of Power," Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World, Friday, June 19, 2009.
 
Tollefson, Julie. “Lost Valley," Lawrence Magazine, Summer, 2009.
2008
Zerkin, Becca. “A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet" The New York Times Book Review, November 9, 2008.
 
Kumar, Lisa. Something About The Author, Vol. 189, Gale Group Publishers, September, 2008.
 
Rombeck, Terry. "Lawrence Author Releases ‘A is for Art’," Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, September 14, 2008.
 
Blackledge, Lee. “Register, Volume VII, No. 9," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, July 1, 2006—June 30, 2007.
 
Castaneda, Erin. "Museum Sculpture Design Unveiled," Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, June 22, 2008.
 
Rombeck, Terry. "Guiding Light: Sculpture aims to attract visitors to museum," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, May 25, 2008.
 
Nel, Philip. “The Fall and Rise of Children’s Literature." American Art: Smithsonian American.
 
Art Museum, The University of Chicago Press, Volume 22, Number 1, Spring, 2008.
2007
Kumar, Lisa. Something About The Author, Vol. 175, Gale Group Publishers, September 2007
 
Hoag, Andrea. “More than a footnote." Lawrence Magazine, Fall issue, 2007.
 
Stokstad, Marilyn. “Ingenuity enlivens KU gallery." Lawrence Journal-World, July 26, 2007.
 
Helm, Megan. “Adult Art Aficionados Appreciate Alliteration: Stephen Johnson’s Abstract Alphabet at the Spencer Museum of Art." Present Magazine, June issue, 2007.
 
Rombeck, Terry. "A is for Artist - Abstract Alphabet spells new direction for Lawrence creator," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, Saturday, May 19, 2007.
 
Sanner, Jennifer Jackson. “Class Credit," Kansas Alumni Magazine, No. 2 issue, 2007.
2006
Ayres, Bill and Bloodworth, Sandra. “Along the Way MTA Arts for Transit," The Monacelli Press, New York, NY, 2006.
 
Luening, Bill. “Top of the Week," The Kansas City Star, Sunday, December 24, 2006.
 
Rombeck, Terry. “Fun fare for kids," Lawrence Journal-World, October 16, 2006.
 
Woodward, Bill. Register, Volume VII, Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 7, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, July 1, 2001—June 30, 2006.
 
McMahon, Regan. “Tour America," San Francisco Chronicle, June 25, 2006.
 
Zerkin, Rebecca. “Tour America," The New York Times Book Review, June 4, 2006.
 
Sawyers, June. “Tour America," Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2006.
 
Bock, Lee. “Tour America," School Library Journal, June issue, 2006.
 
Paget, Mindie. "For Art’s Sake; Stephen Johnson Honored," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, March 29, 2006.
 
Mitchell, Rick. “Stephen T. Johnson Featured Artist Lawrence Art Auction," The Arts In Action, February 26-April 8th, issue, 2006.
 
Engelfried, Stephen. “Artful Alphabets," School Library Journal, January issue, 2006.
2005
Barland, Aly. “Stephen Johnson: An arrangement in creativity, passion and courage," KUJH Online, September 21, 2005.
 
Rombeck, Terry. “Fresh Faces - Spencer Museum shows off newest members of its collection," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, August 1, 2005.
 
Lawhorn, Chad. “Sculpture celebrating freedom unveiled in downtown Lawrence," Lawrence Journal-World, July 22, 2005.
 
Paget, Mindie. "Freeform," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, Sunday, July 17, 2005.
 
Schmitt, Chris. "Michelangelos To Go," The New York Sun, Thursday, March 3, 2005.
2004
Eckel, Sara. “Common Touch," Kansas Alumni Magazine, No. 6., 2004.
 
Paget, Mindie. "High Art: Phoenix Award recipients rise to top of creative community," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, November 7th, 2004.
 
Rombeck, Terry. “Free’ sculpture selected to commemorate sesquicentennial," Lawrence Journal-World, October 12, 2004.
 
Paget, Mindie. "Four artists competing in Percent for Art contest," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, August 22, 2004.
 
Paget, Mindie. “Lied Center marks 10th year with a special ‘Arrangement’," Lawrence Journal-World, April 2, 2004.
 
Eglinski, Georgann. “Happy Birthday, KU Law!," KU Law Magazine, Spring Issue, 2004.
 
Lazzarino, Chris. “Uncle Jimmy’s home at last," Kansas Alumni Magazine, Issue No. 1, 2004.
2003
Paget, Mindie. “Visions of grandeur; Area designers reveal their visions for World Trade Center Memorial," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, December 14, 2003.
 
Paget, Mindie. “Lawrence artist chosen to craft anniversary sculpture," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World , Sunday, August 3, 2003.
 
Bookshelf Section. “As The City Sleeps," The New York Times Book Review, March 9. 2003.
 
Kohl, MaryAnn F. “Storybook Art: hands-on art for children in the styles of 100 great picture book illustrators," Quality Books, Inc, 2003.
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, 2002.
 
Walker, Leita. “LHS inducts 4 into Hall of Honor," Lawrence Journal-World, September 23, 2002.
 
Hearne, Christopher Jr. “Robo Alert," FYI Section, The Kansas City Star, April 25, 2002.
 
Tip Sheet Section, “My Little Blue Robot," Newsweek Magazine, December 2nd,
 
Court, Ayesha. “My Little Blue Robot," USA Today, December 5, 2002.
2001
Paget, Mindie. “Project would add art to hospital," Lawrence Journal-World, December 15, 2001.
 
Galvin, Jennifer. “Read and Play; Children score with soccer fun," Boston Herald, September 16, 2003.
 
Mikinski, Rod. “Children’s Artist" Manhattan Mercury, September 6, 2001.
 
Aid, Gator. “Moving On Up," Publishers Weekly, February 26, 2001.
 
Lazzarino, Chris. “Visitor Illustrating Man," Kansas Alumni Magazine, Volume 99, No. 6, 2001.
 
Price, Anne and Yaakov, Juliette. Children’s Catalog, The H.W. Wilson Company, New York, Eighteenth Edition, 2001.
 
Marcus, Leonard. “Reading Magic Awards," Parenting Magazine, January/December issue, 2001.
2000
Blair, Alex. “Books to Gladden the Hearts," New York Post, November 25, 2000.
 
Gowen, Heather. “Interactive Stories," Parents Magazine, November issue, 2000.
 
Hummels, Jill. “Johnson Builds a Unique Children’s Book," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, August 6, 2000.
 
Carpenter, Tim. “Author Sparks Youths’ Imagination," Lawrence Journal-World, March 8, 2000.
1999
Soppelsa, Robert T. “Recent Acquisitions," catalog. The Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University Publications, 1999.
 
Bookshelf Section. “City By Numbers," The New York Times Book Review, January 17, 1999.
 
Marcus, Leonard. “City By Numbers," Parenting Magazine, December/January, 1999.
1998
Cummins, Julie. Children’s Book Illustration and Design Volume II, PBC/Rizzoli International, Inc., 1998.
 
Estes, Sally. “Top 10 Youth Sports Books," Booklist, September 1, 1998.
 
Mitchell, Rick. “Drawings From Life, Drawings, Paintings and Illustrations by Ted and Stephen Johnson," The Arts In Action, December/February issue, 1998.
 
Aria, Barbara. “Dinosaur Sculpture and Alphabet Art: Original Children’s Book Art," Time Out Magazine, NYC, December 10th issue, 1998.
 
Biles, Jan. “Drawing From Life," The Mag, Lawrence Journal-World, January 8th, 1998.
 
Willard, Christopher. “Combining Materials," American Artist Magazine, January 1998.
1997
Montgomery, Paula. “Hooked on Seeing in a Different Way to Make Picture Books; Stephen T. Johnson," School Library Media Activities Monthly, April Issue, 1997.
 
Book Editor. “Hoops," Publishers Weekly, October 6, 1997.
 
Veeder, Mary Harris. “Hoops," Chicago Tribune, Sunday, October 12, 1997.
 
Rockman, Connie C. “Hoops," School Library Journal, November issue, 1997.
 
Phelan, Carolyn. “Hoops," Booklist, November 15, 1997.
 
Book Editor. “Hoops," The Boston Globe, December 7, 1997.
1996
Woodward, Bill. “Man of Letters," Kansas Alumni Magazine, May issue, 1996.
 
Beck, Martha Davis. “1996 Award Finalists," Hungry Mind Review, Spring issue, No. 37, 1996.
 
Kandler, Sara. “Colorful Characters," Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, February issue, 1996.
 
Morrison, Sarah. “For KU Graduate Stephen Johnson, writing an award-winning alphabet book for children was as easy as ABC, The University Daily Kansan, January 29, 1996.
1995
McCormick, Patricia. “Parents Picks; The Best of 1995," Parents Magazine, December issue, 1995.
 
Goldberger, Paul. “Alphabet City" The New York Times Book Review, Nov. 12, 1995.
 
Hall, Linda. “The Letterman," New York Magazine, October 30, 1995.
 
Biles, Jan. “One man’s city, is another man’s ART," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, November 26, 1995.
 
Bookshelf Section. “When Solomon was King," The New York Times Book Review, June 18, 1995.
 
San Souci, Robert D. “Out of Misty Dreams; The Enchanted Art of Stephen T. Johnson" Realms of Fantasy Magazine, October issue.
1994
Krogius, Henrik. “Stephen Johnson’s Pastels," Brooklyn Heights Press, NY, April 21, 1994.
 
DeWees, Gayle. “Paintings on Display," The Daily News, NYC, April 22, 1994.
1993
Addington, Brad. “Central alum returns," Lawrence Journal-World, February 6, 1993.
 
Associated Press. “Books Remain as the Best Holiday Choice for Children," Connecticut Post, December 2, 1993.
 
DeWitt, Barbara. “Kids Having a Dickens of a Christmas," Los Angeles Daily News, Sunday, December 12, 1993.
1992
Philbrook, John. “Charming Folktales of Japan," San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, 1992.
1987
McMaster, Carolyn. “An Eye for Illustration," Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, January 25, 1987.
 
Sanner, Jennifer Jackson. “Illustrious Beginning; Artist Stephen Johnson Draws Upon Family Tradition," Kansas Alumni Magazine, June issue, 1987
               
2000 – 2017
Lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas
1987 – 2000
Lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York
1964
Born in Madison, Wisconsin
 
 
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
 
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
New Abstractions by Stephen T. Johnson, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
2016
Stephen T. Johnson: Visualizing Ideas from A to Z, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Kana Abstractions, Gallery on Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, 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
Language, Content and the Alphabet: Collages, Paintings and Sculpture by Stephen Johnson, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
2007
An Abstract Alphabet: New Work by Stephen T. Johnson, Spencer Museum of Art, 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, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2000
Alphabet City and City by Numbers, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 
Alphabet City and City by Numbers, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
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
2017
Sequential Narratives, Paintings and Sculptures by Stephen T. Johnson and Greg Edmondson, Gallery of Art & Design, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE
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, 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, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
1989
Three Generations of Johnsons, Locust Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
99: Locally Brewed, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2016
The Printed Image 6, Sixth Biennial Juried Graphics Exhibition, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Public Library, Topeka, KS
 
The Winter Collective: Works on Paper, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
 
52 Reasons to Love a Vet, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
 
The University of Kansas Design & Art Faculty Exhibition, Board of Regents, Topeka, KS
2015
Original Art Exhibition, Society of Illustrators Museum, New York, NY
 
Summer Collective, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
 
Design & Architecture Faculty Exhibition, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2014
Spaces, Teaching Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Abstractions, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Sex, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
2013
Hot Sheets II, Wonder Fair Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Inaugural Exhibition, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Gallery Artist Exhibition, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
2012
Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
The Figure, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
2011
Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
 
Fresh Start: Works in Progress, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
 
Kansas Masters Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS; Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS; 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, b.a.l.m, Sings of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2008
Dreams & Portals, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Language, Activism and Dissent, 6 Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Midwest Public Art, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
 
Process, Hayden Art Center, Lincoln, NE
 
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
 
Kansas Printmakers Exhibition, 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 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, 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, Bank Street College, New York, NY,
 
Pastel Society of America, New York, NY (exhibited annually 1992-1999)
 
Museum of American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY (exhibited annually 1987-1999)
1998
Morphed Out, Locus Media Gallery, New York, NY
 
Winter Fantasy, Locus Media Gallery, New York, NY
1996
The Art of Enchantment, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Traveled to McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, and 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, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
 
Annual Student Scholarship Competition, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Annual Student Scholarship Competition, Museum of American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
1986
Annual Student Scholarship Competition and Exhibition, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
 
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE ART COMMISSIONS
2017
Lenexa City Center Library, Lenexa, KS
2016
East Ninth Street Artist, Lawrence, KS
 
KU Med Center, Kansas City, MO, (Finalist)
 
Kansas Alumni Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Johnson County Library – Monticello Branch, Kansas City, Kansas (Finalist)
2015
Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX
2013
Granville Metro Station, Chicago, IL (Finalist)
2012
Edwards Campus, University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS (Finalist)
2009
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum, Bloomington Park, Clinton, KS
2007
Universal City Metro Station, Los Angeles, CA
2004
City of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS
 
New York City Subway/MTA, Centennial Poster, New York, NY (Finalist)
2003
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
School of Law, 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 CLIENT LIST
 
Abrams, New York, NY
 
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York, NY
 
Atheneum Books, New York, NY
 
BMG Records, New York, NY
 
Business Tokyo Magazine, New York, NY
 
CBS Records, New York, NY
 
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
 
City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas, TX
 
Contemporary Books, Chicago, IL
 
Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
 
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
 
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
 
Harcourt Inc., New York, NY
 
Harper Collins, New York, NY
 
Hearst Publishing, 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
 
Kansas City Star Books, Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas Theatre Association, Kansas City, KS
 
Kansas Public Radio, Lawrence, KS
 
Lindt Chocolate, Kilchberg, Switzerland
 
Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX
 
Lucas Films LTD, San Francisco, 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 New York Times, 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
 
Pipeline Entrepreneurs, Kansas City, MO
 
Random House, Inc., New York, NY
 
RCA Records, New York, NY
 
Samuel Adams Beer, Boston, MA
 
Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
 
Sony Classical Records, New York, NY
 
St. Martin’s 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
 
 
CHILDREN’S BOOKS — WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY STEPHEN T. JOHNSON WITH SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
2020
DANCE IS, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
2018
MUSIC IS, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY (FALL 2018 pub date)
2015
ALPHABET SCHOOL, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY — A 2016 Kansas Notable Book, 2016 CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choice for a Concept Book, Kansas State Reading Circle List, Society of Midland Authors Finalist, a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal starred review.
2012
MY LITTLE BLUE ROBOT, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY — 2013 Premier Print Award for Novelty Books awarded by Leo Paper Products, Inc.
2010
MY LITTLE PINK PRINCESS PURSE, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster, New York, NY — a 2011 Kansas Notable Book Award.
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/ALSC Notable Children’s Book, 2009 NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, CCBC (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 Award.
2002
AS THE CITY SLEEPS, Viking Penguin Putnam, New York, NY — 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 & Sharing.
2000
MY LITTLE RED TOOLBOX, Silver Whistle / Harcourt Inc., New York, NY — a Publishers Weekly Bestseller, 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 its 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
 
Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Eaton Collection, University of California, Riverside, CA
 
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
 
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, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
 
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
 
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
 
Philip A. Sadler Research Collection, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
 
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
 
Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas, TX
 
City of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS
 
DeKalb Avenue Subway Station, Brooklyn, NY
 
Emprise Financial Corporation, Wichita, KS
 
Euro-Wine-Gate Inc., Cognac, France
 
Flint Hills Holdings, Lawrence, KS
 
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
 
Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas Leadership Center, Wichita, KS
 
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS
 
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX
 
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, New York, NY
 
Mayor of Munich Inc., Munich, Germany
 
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
 
Metro Art, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, CA
 
One Light Luxury Apartments, Kansas City, MO
 
School of Business, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
 
Time Magazine, New York, NY
 
Universal City Metro Station, Los Angeles, CA
 
University of Kansas, School of Business, Lawrence, KS
 
Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO
 
 
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
 
Alan Mulally, former President and CEO, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
 
Paul Simon, Grammy award-winning Musician/Songwriter, New York, NY
 
Cherry Jones, Tony award-winning Actress, New York, NY
 
Harold O. Levy, former NYC School Chancellor, New York, NY
 
Amy Berkower, President of Writers House LLC, New York, NY
 
Daniel Weiss, former Publisher, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, NY
 
Daniel Adel, Artist, New York, NY
 
Ann Willoughby, President & Creative Director, Willoughby Design Group, Kansas City, MO
 
Marty Diamond, CEO & Founder, Little Big Man/Paradigm Talent Agency, New York, NY
 
Paula Wiseman, Publisher of Paula Wiseman Books, New York, NY
 
Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, CEO & Founder of CÎROC Vodka, Cognac, France
 
 
SELECTED NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2017
Artist Inc, Fellow, Lawrence, KS
2015
Visiting Artist Grant, US Bank, Lawrence, KS (awarded also in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2005)
2008
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of The Year Award, New York, NY
2006
Featured Artist, Lawrence Art Center Auction, Lawrence, KS
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
2002
Hall of Honor, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS
2000
A Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller for My Little Red Toolbox, published by Harcourt, NY
1999
Gold Medal, Museum of American Illustration, 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, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
 
PSA Board of Directors Award, Pastel Society of America, New York, NY
1997
Chair, Original Art Exhibition, 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
 
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
1998
Three Time Magazine Cover Commissions, New York, NY
1987
Kirshoff/Wohlberg Award, Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, New York, NY
 
Best of Show Award, R. Eastwood Gallery, the Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
 
Student Scholarship Award, Department of Art and Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1986
Best of Show Scholarship Award and Traveling Scholarship Award, Department of Art and Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1984
Pi Delta Phi, National French Honor Society Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
 
TEACHING
2017
SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Mentorship, LA, CA
2013 – 2017
University of Kansas, (courses depending on semesters) Extreme Drawing, Drawing for Design, Drawing Media and Illustration Concepts Courses, Lawrence, KS
2013
Art Institute of Boston, Mentorship Program, Boston, MA
 
Kansas City Art Institute, Junior Narrative Illustration Course, Kansas City, MO
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
 
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & REPRESENTATION
2010 – 2017
Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO (Art Gallery representation)
2005 – 2017
Writers House Inc., New York, NY (Author representation)
1997 – 2017
Richard Solomon Inc., New York, NY (Commercial Illustration representation)
1995 – 2017
Author Guild, Inc. New York, NY
1998 – 2017
SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Los Angeles, CA
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
 
 
SELECTED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
2017
Children’s Literature Festival, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
 
Franklin County Literature Festival, Ottawa, KS
 
Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO
 
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
 
Spencer Museum of Art Directors Circle, Lawrence, KS
2016
Strong Collection Literature Children’s Lecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Children’s Literature Festival, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
 
Allen County Community College, Iola, KS
 
Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
 
Second Story Festival of Arts & Ideas, Fort Scott, KS
 
6th Annual Kansas Book Festival, Topeka, KS
 
Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
2015
ALA (American Library Association) Conference, San Francisco, CA
 
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
 
Franklin County Literature Festival, Ottawa, KS
 
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference, Orlando, FL
 
Young Writers Workshop, Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS
2014
Friends University, Art Challenge Featured Presenter, Wichita, KS
 
Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education, Wichita, KS
2013
Allen County Community College, Iola, KS
 
SCBWI Regional Conference, Kansas City, MO
 
Wichita Alumni Association, Kansas Author Dinner, Wichita, KS
2012
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
 
Endacott Society, 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
 
SCBWI Conference, Kansas City, MO
 
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
2011
American School, Lima, Peru
 
Kansas Book Festival, Topeka, KS
 
Marywood University and Keystone College, Scranton, PA
 
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference 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, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2005
DNA Literature Festival, Kansas City, MO
 
School of Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2004
The American Institute of Architects Conference, Kansas City, MO
 
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
Oregon Trail Reading Council, Marysville, KS
 
Writers Conference, Maple 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, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2002
Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
 
Spencer Museum of Art, Guest Artist Lecture Series, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 
 
TELEVISION & RADIO BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Vasquez Boyd, Maria. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson regarding his solo exhibition at Weinberger Fine Art," KKFI 90.1FM, Kansas City, MO, May 3, 2017.
2016
Hertzog, Steven. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," Lawrence Business Magazine Show, KLWN-AM 1320, Lawrence, KS, November 15, 2016.
 
Hipp, Ralph. “Red Couch Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," WIBW-TV, CBS, Topeka, KS, September 6, 2016.
 
McIntyre, Kay. “Kansas Notable Books - interview with Stephen T. Johnson." KPR Presents, Kansas Public Radio, Lawrence, Kansas, 6PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016.
2015
Anderson, Mike. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," The Not So Late Show, WOW Television, Lawrence, KS, October 7, 2015.
2012
Long, Carolyn. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," KCTV5 News at 4 p.m., Kansas City, KS, Friday, April 20, 2012.
 
Anderson, Mike. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," The Not So Late Show, Knology, Lawrence, KS, January 11, 2012.
2011
Capitol Federal Bank. Television 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," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, May 2-6, 2011.
 
Hipp, Ralph. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," WIBW-TV, CBS, Topeka, KS, April 25, 2011.
 
Quinn, Kathy. “Radio Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," KC Forum, Q104 & Alice 102 Radio, Kansas City, MO, Sunday,October 26, 2011.
2010
Hurd, Greg. “Dance of the Rings," Interview with Stephen T. Johnson and his Freedom Rings Sculpture, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, July 21-28, 2010.
2009
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson and his exhibit and book “An Abstract Alphabet" Rebroadcast with new footage, River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, September 9 - 23, 2009.
2007
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson regarding his new work “An Abstract Alphabet and his Exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, July 25, 2007.
 
Anthony, Brett. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," Kansas City Live, KSHB-TV, NBC Television, December 21, 2007.
 
Anthony, Brett. Special showcase of My Little Yellow Taxi by Stephen T. Johnson, Kansas City Live, KSHB-TV, NBC Television, October 2, 2007.
2006
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, March 29, 2006.
2005
Reid, Janet. “Stephen T. Johnson & The Sesquicentennial Sculpture," 6 News Lawrence, Sunflower Broadband Cablevision, July 21, 2005.
 
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," 6 News Lawrence, Sunflower Broadband Cablevision, April 1, 2004.
2002
Hiland, Susan. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," Fox Evening News, WDAF-TV FOX4, Kansas City, MO, September 21, 2002.
2001
Hurd, Greg. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson," River City Weekly, Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS, January 3, 2001.
2000
Long, Melissa. “Interview with Stephen T. Johnson regarding the exhibition Alphabet City and City by Numbers at the Memorial Art Gallery," Sunrise, WROC-TV, Rochester, NY, April 5, 2000.
1996
Gibson, Charlie and Lunden, Joan. Discussion of images and book Alphabet City, by Stephen T. Johnson, Good Morning America, ABC Television, March 6, 1996.
 
 
SELECTED PRINT & WEB BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
Biele, Heather. “Hail to the Hawks — local artists pay tribute the 150 years of tradition with new twists on our treasured mascot" Kansas Alumni Magazine, No 2, 2016.
 
Gage, Mary. “LM Bookmarks: Lawrence authors explore family relations, family upheaval and familiar letters in familiar places," Lawrence Magazine, Fall 2016.
2015
Fortun, Kim. “Figuring Out Theory: Ethnographic Sketches," essay in “Theory can be more than it used to be," Cornell University Press, 2015.
 
Staff Reporter. “Talking with artist and children’s author Stephen Johnson." Lawrence.com, Friday, December 18, 2015.
 
Hlavacek, Joanna. “Getting to know you: An introduction to East Ninth Project’s Commissioned artists," Lawrence Journal World, Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
 
Spencer, Laura. “Eight Artists Selected for East Ninth Street Project in Lawrence, KCUR.ORG 89.3FM, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
2014
Ayres, Bill and Bloodworth, Sandra. “New York’s Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts & Design," The Monacelli Press, 2nd edition, New York City, NY, 2014.
 
Green, Chris. “FREEFORM – Stephen T. Johnson," featured Artist profile, The Journal, Volume 6, issue 3, published by Kansas Leadership Center, Fall, 2014.
 
“Newsletter," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Fall Edition vol XXXIV, no 1, 2014.
2013
Mayer, Gabriel. “Architecture Glass Art: Franz Mayer of Munich Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt," Himer Verlag, Munich, 2013.
 
Fraley, Amber. “In the visual, linguistic world of Stephen T. Johnson… Anything is Possible," Lawrence Magazine, Summer, 2013.
 
Shepherd, Sara. “New gallery and event space brings fine art to east Lawrence," Lawrence Journal World, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
2012
Paul, Pamela. “New Interactive and Pop-Up Books," The New York Times, Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
 
Hoedel, Cindy. “Portrait of an Illustrator," The Kansas City Star Magazine, Sunday, April 15, 2012.
 
Conoley, Jessica. “Kansas City Voices," Whispering Prairie Press, 2012.
2011
Grega, Alicia. “Literate Art," Electric City, Scanton, PA, November 10, 2011.
 
Miller, Joe. “Kansas Book Festival showcases homegrown talent," Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, September 18, 2011.
 
Thummel, Cisley. “Mixed Media Master — Area artist draws nationwide attention for art in (almost) every form," 435 South Magazine, July issue, 2011.
 
Hart, Nicki. “Q&A with Stephen T. Johnson," MOSAIC, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center Publication, Winter/Spring issue, 2011.
 
Spiro, Ruth. “Our Favorite Things; A Special Guide to the Best Birthday Gifts for $20 or Less," Disney’s FamilyFun Magazine, March Issue, 2011.
 
Abraham, James. “A Long Time Ago, In a Gallery far, Far Away," Inland Empire Weekly, November 2, 2010.
 
Sonnema, Roy B. “From A to Z, Artist explores links between words and images" LIFE: Arts & Entertainment, The Pueblo Chieftain, Thursday, February, 10, 2011.
 
Henderson, Susan. “Freefrom, a sculpture by acclaimed artist Stephen Johnson," Lawrence Visitor Guide, 2011-2012.
2010
Girl, Kristin. “Star Wars Art: Visions," Comic Attack.net, November 24, 2010.
 
Rinzler, J. W. “Star Wars: Visions," Abrams, NYC, 2010.
 
Lambert, Don. “Mounting the Mundane At the Mulvane," REVIEW, September 15, 2010.
 
Blankenship, Bill. “Freedom for the arts," Weekend — The Capitol-Journal, Friday, July 2, 2010.
 
Heos, Bridget. “Story time with our illustrious Kansas City Illustrators," M Magazine, April, issue, 2010.
 
Townsend, Scarlett. “Bulletin of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation," Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 1, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring, 2010.
 
Scieszka, Jon. “The Ambassador’s State of the Union," The Los Angeles Times, Sunday, December 13, 2009.
 
Cary, Alice. “Our favorite gifts for the littlest readers," December Issue, Bookpage.com
 
Niccum, Jon. “Tower of Power," Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World, Friday, June 19, 2009.
 
Tollefson, Julie. “Lost Valley," Lawrence Magazine, Summer, 2009.
2008
Zerkin, Becca. “A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet" The New York Times Book Review, November 9, 2008.
 
Kumar, Lisa. Something About The Author, Vol. 189, Gale Group Publishers, September, 2008.
 
Rombeck, Terry. "Lawrence Author Releases ‘A is for Art’," Pulse, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, September 14, 2008.
 
Blackledge, Lee. “Register, Volume VII, No. 9," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, July 1, 2006—June 30, 2007.
 
Castaneda, Erin. "Museum Sculpture Design Unveiled," Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, June 22, 2008.
 
Rombeck, Terry. "Guiding Light: Sculpture aims to attract visitors to museum," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, May 25, 2008.
 
Nel, Philip. “The Fall and Rise of Children’s Literature." American Art: Smithsonian American.
 
Art Museum, The University of Chicago Press, Volume 22, Number 1, Spring, 2008.
2007
Kumar, Lisa. Something About The Author, Vol. 175, Gale Group Publishers, September 2007
 
Hoag, Andrea. “More than a footnote." Lawrence Magazine, Fall issue, 2007.
 
Stokstad, Marilyn. “Ingenuity enlivens KU gallery." Lawrence Journal-World, July 26, 2007.
 
Helm, Megan. “Adult Art Aficionados Appreciate Alliteration: Stephen Johnson’s Abstract Alphabet at the Spencer Museum of Art." Present Magazine, June issue, 2007.
 
Rombeck, Terry. "A is for Artist - Abstract Alphabet spells new direction for Lawrence creator," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, Saturday, May 19, 2007.
 
Sanner, Jennifer Jackson. “Class Credit," Kansas Alumni Magazine, No. 2 issue, 2007.
2006
Ayres, Bill and Bloodworth, Sandra. “Along the Way MTA Arts for Transit," The Monacelli Press, New York, NY, 2006.
 
Luening, Bill. “Top of the Week," The Kansas City Star, Sunday, December 24, 2006.
 
Rombeck, Terry. “Fun fare for kids," Lawrence Journal-World, October 16, 2006.
 
Woodward, Bill. Register, Volume VII, Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 7, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, July 1, 2001—June 30, 2006.
 
McMahon, Regan. “Tour America," San Francisco Chronicle, June 25, 2006.
 
Zerkin, Rebecca. “Tour America," The New York Times Book Review, June 4, 2006.
 
Sawyers, June. “Tour America," Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2006.
 
Bock, Lee. “Tour America," School Library Journal, June issue, 2006.
 
Paget, Mindie. "For Art’s Sake; Stephen Johnson Honored," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, March 29, 2006.
 
Mitchell, Rick. “Stephen T. Johnson Featured Artist Lawrence Art Auction," The Arts In Action, February 26-April 8th, issue, 2006.
 
Engelfried, Stephen. “Artful Alphabets," School Library Journal, January issue, 2006.
2005
Barland, Aly. “Stephen Johnson: An arrangement in creativity, passion and courage," KUJH Online, September 21, 2005.
 
Rombeck, Terry. “Fresh Faces - Spencer Museum shows off newest members of its collection," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, August 1, 2005.
 
Lawhorn, Chad. “Sculpture celebrating freedom unveiled in downtown Lawrence," Lawrence Journal-World, July 22, 2005.
 
Paget, Mindie. "Freeform," Lawrence Journal-World Pulse, Sunday, July 17, 2005.
 
Schmitt, Chris. "Michelangelos To Go," The New York Sun, Thursday, March 3, 2005.
2004
Eckel, Sara. “Common Touch," Kansas Alumni Magazine, No. 6., 2004.
 
Paget, Mindie. "High Art: Phoenix Award recipients rise to top of creative community," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, November 7th, 2004.
 
Rombeck, Terry. “Free’ sculpture selected to commemorate sesquicentennial," Lawrence Journal-World, October 12, 2004.
 
Paget, Mindie. "Four artists competing in Percent for Art contest," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, August 22, 2004.
 
Paget, Mindie. “Lied Center marks 10th year with a special ‘Arrangement’," Lawrence Journal-World, April 2, 2004.
 
Eglinski, Georgann. “Happy Birthday, KU Law!," KU Law Magazine, Spring Issue, 2004.
 
Lazzarino, Chris. “Uncle Jimmy’s home at last," Kansas Alumni Magazine, Issue No. 1, 2004.
2003
Paget, Mindie. “Visions of grandeur; Area designers reveal their visions for World Trade Center Memorial," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, December 14, 2003.
 
Paget, Mindie. “Lawrence artist chosen to craft anniversary sculpture," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World , Sunday, August 3, 2003.
 
Bookshelf Section. “As The City Sleeps," The New York Times Book Review, March 9. 2003.
 
Kohl, MaryAnn F. “Storybook Art: hands-on art for children in the styles of 100 great picture book illustrators," Quality Books, Inc, 2003.
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, 2002.
 
Walker, Leita. “LHS inducts 4 into Hall of Honor," Lawrence Journal-World, September 23, 2002.
 
Hearne, Christopher Jr. “Robo Alert," FYI Section, The Kansas City Star, April 25, 2002.
 
Tip Sheet Section, “My Little Blue Robot," Newsweek Magazine, December 2nd,
 
Court, Ayesha. “My Little Blue Robot," USA Today, December 5, 2002.
2001
Paget, Mindie. “Project would add art to hospital," Lawrence Journal-World, December 15, 2001.
 
Galvin, Jennifer. “Read and Play; Children score with soccer fun," Boston Herald, September 16, 2003.
 
Mikinski, Rod. “Children’s Artist" Manhattan Mercury, September 6, 2001.
 
Aid, Gator. “Moving On Up," Publishers Weekly, February 26, 2001.
 
Lazzarino, Chris. “Visitor Illustrating Man," Kansas Alumni Magazine, Volume 99, No. 6, 2001.
 
Price, Anne and Yaakov, Juliette. Children’s Catalog, The H.W. Wilson Company, New York, Eighteenth Edition, 2001.
 
Marcus, Leonard. “Reading Magic Awards," Parenting Magazine, January/December issue, 2001.
2000
Blair, Alex. “Books to Gladden the Hearts," New York Post, November 25, 2000.
 
Gowen, Heather. “Interactive Stories," Parents Magazine, November issue, 2000.
 
Hummels, Jill. “Johnson Builds a Unique Children’s Book," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, August 6, 2000.
 
Carpenter, Tim. “Author Sparks Youths’ Imagination," Lawrence Journal-World, March 8, 2000.
1999
Soppelsa, Robert T. “Recent Acquisitions," catalog. The Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University Publications, 1999.
 
Bookshelf Section. “City By Numbers," The New York Times Book Review, January 17, 1999.
 
Marcus, Leonard. “City By Numbers," Parenting Magazine, December/January, 1999.
1998
Cummins, Julie. Children’s Book Illustration and Design Volume II, PBC/Rizzoli International, Inc., 1998.
 
Estes, Sally. “Top 10 Youth Sports Books," Booklist, September 1, 1998.
 
Mitchell, Rick. “Drawings From Life, Drawings, Paintings and Illustrations by Ted and Stephen Johnson," The Arts In Action, December/February issue, 1998.
 
Aria, Barbara. “Dinosaur Sculpture and Alphabet Art: Original Children’s Book Art," Time Out Magazine, NYC, December 10th issue, 1998.
 
Biles, Jan. “Drawing From Life," The Mag, Lawrence Journal-World, January 8th, 1998.
 
Willard, Christopher. “Combining Materials," American Artist Magazine, January 1998.
1997
Montgomery, Paula. “Hooked on Seeing in a Different Way to Make Picture Books; Stephen T. Johnson," School Library Media Activities Monthly, April Issue, 1997.
 
Book Editor. “Hoops," Publishers Weekly, October 6, 1997.
 
Veeder, Mary Harris. “Hoops," Chicago Tribune, Sunday, October 12, 1997.
 
Rockman, Connie C. “Hoops," School Library Journal, November issue, 1997.
 
Phelan, Carolyn. “Hoops," Booklist, November 15, 1997.
 
Book Editor. “Hoops," The Boston Globe, December 7, 1997.
1996
Woodward, Bill. “Man of Letters," Kansas Alumni Magazine, May issue, 1996.
 
Beck, Martha Davis. “1996 Award Finalists," Hungry Mind Review, Spring issue, No. 37, 1996.
 
Kandler, Sara. “Colorful Characters," Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, February issue, 1996.
 
Morrison, Sarah. “For KU Graduate Stephen Johnson, writing an award-winning alphabet book for children was as easy as ABC, The University Daily Kansan, January 29, 1996.
1995
McCormick, Patricia. “Parents Picks; The Best of 1995," Parents Magazine, December issue, 1995.
 
Goldberger, Paul. “Alphabet City" The New York Times Book Review, Nov. 12, 1995.
 
Hall, Linda. “The Letterman," New York Magazine, October 30, 1995.
 
Biles, Jan. “One man’s city, is another man’s ART," Arts & Living Section, Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, November 26, 1995.
 
Bookshelf Section. “When Solomon was King," The New York Times Book Review, June 18, 1995.
 
San Souci, Robert D. “Out of Misty Dreams; The Enchanted Art of Stephen T. Johnson" Realms of Fantasy Magazine, October issue.
1994
Krogius, Henrik. “Stephen Johnson’s Pastels," Brooklyn Heights Press, NY, April 21, 1994.
 
DeWees, Gayle. “Paintings on Display," The Daily News, NYC, April 22, 1994.
1993
Addington, Brad. “Central alum returns," Lawrence Journal-World, February 6, 1993.
 
Associated Press. “Books Remain as the Best Holiday Choice for Children," Connecticut Post, December 2, 1993.
 
DeWitt, Barbara. “Kids Having a Dickens of a Christmas," Los Angeles Daily News, Sunday, December 12, 1993.
1992
Philbrook, John. “Charming Folktales of Japan," San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, 1992.
1987
McMaster, Carolyn. “An Eye for Illustration," Lawrence Journal-World, Sunday, January 25, 1987.
 
Sanner, Jennifer Jackson. “Illustrious Beginning; Artist Stephen Johnson Draws Upon Family Tradition," Kansas Alumni Magazine, June issue, 1987