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
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.
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.
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.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Florence Temko Award, OrigamiUSA, 2011. This award honors a “lone folder” who has contributed to origami in a meaningful way.
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.