I have been folding paper for many years and I began designing my own origami models in 2010. This site features my original origami models, along with instructions for folding some of my designs. You can also find information about some of my other projects and paper pursuits. I also do private tutoring, teach classes and run workshops, participate in exhibits and gallery shows, and occasionally sell my work at art shows and through commissions.
ORIGAMI CONVENTION SPECIAL GUEST
Origami Bogota 2018, Bogota, Columbia, June 8-10, 2018 (forthcoming)
JOAS Convention, Kyushu, Japan, May 25-27, 2018 (forthcoming)
AEP XXI International Convention, Madrid, Spain, April 28 - May 1, 2018
VIII International Convention of Cusco 2018, Cusco, Peru, April 11-14, 2018
Tanteidan Convention, Tokyo, Japan, August 11 -13, 2017
Korea Paper Culture Foundation Convention, Seoul, Korea, November 5 - November 8, 2016
28th International Origami Deutschland e.V. Convention, Berlin, Germany, May 13-15, 2016
JOAS Convention, Shizuoka, Japan, November 22 – November 23, 2014
Ultimate Origami, Cali, Lyon, France, October 31–November 2, 2014
Pacific Coast Origami Convention, Albuquerque, NM, USA. October 3-7, 2013
British Origami Society Convention, Edinburgh, Scotland. August 30-Sept. 1, 2013
Centerfold Origami Convention, Columbus, OH, USA. August 15-18, 2013
Original Origami Designs by Beth Johnson, University of Michigan Hospital Gift of Arts Gallery,, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. April 16-June 11, 2012
Art at the Library, Brighton Art Guild, Brighton Michigan Library, Brighton, MI, USA. Nov. 11 – Dec. 19, 2012
Into the Fold - The Art and Science of Origami, Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma, OK. February 2018 - February 2019.
Mujeres de Papel, Escuela Museo Origami Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. December 17, 2016 - March 12, 2017
Origami Universe, Chi Mei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan. October 10, 2016 - May 30, 2017
Paper Creatures, Jaffa Museum, Jaffa, Israel. September 9, 2016 - December 31, 2016
生之世界-摺紙藝術展 / Origami: Living World, National Museum of History in Taipei, Taiwan. Feb. 5 - Apr 17, 2016
Into the Fold, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH, USA. Sept. 8 – Oct. 13, 2015
FAVA Folding Festival, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH, USA, June-July 2015
Surface to Structure: Folded Forms, Cooper Union, New York, NY, June 19 - July 4, 2014
Crease: New Trends in Origami, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH, USA. Sept. 8 – Oct. 13, 2013
International Origami Exhibition, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil. Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2013
Extreme Origami, Origami Heaven, Stony Brook University Wang Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA. July 27-August 5, 2013
Origami as Fine Art, Kinokuniya Book Store, New York CIty, NY, USA. June 21-July 12, 2013
FAVA Folding Festival Five, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH, USA, May-July 2013
From Paper to Pixels, Vernon Community Arts Center, Vernon, CT, USA. April 7 – May 12, 2012
Origami Tessellations and Fractals, University of Michigan Hospital , Ann Arbor, MI, USA> Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2012. This is a group show in which I participated as well as curated.
Month of Japanese Culture in Brazil, Livraria Cultura, Brasilia, Brazil, September, 2011
Into the Fold, McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH, USA. Spring, 2011
Crease and Fold II, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH, USA. Fall 2011
New Expressions in Origami Art: Masterworks from 25 Leading Paper Artists, Meher McArthur, Tokyo, Tuttle, 2017. One of the featured artists in Meher McArthur's book which profiles "25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today."
Origami by American Origami Masters, Marc Kirschenbaum, France, NuiNui, 2015. A compilation of diagrams from American origami masters, which includes diagrams for one of my models (frog).
HONORS AND AWARDS
Florence Temko Award, OrigamiUSA, 2011. This award honors a “lone folder” who has contributed to origami in a meaningful way.
The Art of Origami with Beth Johnson, Paper Tigers, November 2017.
Interview with Beth Johnson, British Origami Society Magazine, Summer 2013
Maker of the Month, Maker Works, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. February, 2012
IN THE NEWS
Origami takes on new facets, new fans, Associated Press, December 4, 2012
Origami artist featured in Pioneer Arts Festival, Dexter Leader, April 7, 2010