Beth Johnston
Colorado Art Science Environment Fellow 2022-23
CASE Artist • Rhode Island School of Design MFA 2022

Beth Johnston (she/hers) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator making work around|about|amidst|from within the climate crisis. Beth’s work investigates and challenges inherited ways of knowing and is indebted to Latinx, Black, Indigenous, Queer and other voices aligned in acknowledging that the climate crisis is rooted in settler-colonial legacies.

Grounded in research on environmental justice, Beth’s work explores temporal chasms, climate data encounters, the decolonization of nature, entanglement, more-than-human worlds, and how to visualize the imperceptible. Her work blurs traditional boundaries between photography, sculpture, performance, video, and activism, often building conversations across mediums.

Beth has exhibited in Colorado, Rhode Island, and New York. Beth received an MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2022 with a self-designed concentration in NatureCulture & Sustainability studies. She's currently based the high mountain desert of Salida, Colorado.