LA Johnson is an illustrator based in Washington, D.C. She also enjoys listening to music and going to shows in DC, traveling and drawing, practicing her downward dog, weaving in between DC traffic on her bike, and curling up with a book, her cats Milo & Coach, and her love Michael after a long day of work. She is the art director and a founding member of The Intentional.

LA studied illustration and has a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.


NPR, SPLC/ Teaching Tolerance, The Rumpus, The Intentional, Ohio Magazine, What’s Up Annapolis Magazine, The South Magazine, What’s Up Eastern Shore Magazine, The American Interest, Avery Anthology, SCRAPS.



LA has lectured upon invitation from the George Washington University, DC and Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA. Her focus is on artistic confidence and self-promotion. She has also lectured across the US for NPR promoting visual journalism and telling stories with pictures.

LA has taught painting classes for high school art students, and adult beginners. *Email for more information if you are interested in taking a class, or inviting her to lecture!


First Prize Winner, Hilton Head International Piano Competition Poster Design , Charleston, SC. May 2009

SCADDY Award, SCAD,  Savannah, GA. April 2009



Open Studio, DC -

  • Show Posters Show, 12/15

Hole in the Sky, DC -

  • Group Show, 7/15

Black Whiskey, DC - Black Whole, printmaking show, 6/15


Project 5 Gallery, Baltimore - 10/14

Hole in the Sky, DC - Call and Response, 9/14


The Dunes, DC -  Paperhaus and Friends, 10/13

Hole in the Sky, DC -

  • Printmaking Show, 11/13
  • Portrait Show, 8/13
  • Mural Show, 6/13

Civilian Arts Projects, DC- Permanent Summer, 7/13


Permanent Collection, 21st Century Realtors, Washington, DC. June 2012-present

Scraps, Independent Publication,  Brooklyn, NY. March 2012


Parallelism (solo), JoJo’s Restaurant and Bar , Washington, DC. Oct.-Dec. 2011

STPP Fest, Bella Cafe (R.I.P.), Washington DC. June 2011

Love and Memory, Cre[8] Space Gallery (R.I.P.), Washington, DC. February 2011


Avery Anthology Release Show (solo), Book Court, Brooklyn, NY. November 2010

Alie[N]ation (solo), Mid City Caffe (R.I.P.), Washington, DC. Oct.-Dec. 2010

First Friday Monthly Show, Channel 33 Project,  Delaware, OH. Aug. 2009-Mar. 2010