While attending the Universtiy of Massachusetts, Nancy Johnson was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation for her outstanding undergraduate work and a Strathmore Paper Award for her excellence in drawing. After receiving her MFA degree Nancy taught painting and drawing at several institutions including Mount Wachusett Community College, Westfield State College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. As an adjunct at the University of Massachusetts Nancy participated in launching the first Summer Abroad Program in La Napoule, France and Brugge, Belgium where she and her colleagues instructed a group of 35 BFA students in painting and drawing.
Nancy’s work ranges from paintings of the still life, and portrait to works based in the abstract expressionist tradition. Her work has been exhibited in Maine, Massachusetts and New York. Nancy is currently represented at the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.