Professor Elsa Johnson is a sculptor, working predominantly within a figurative tradition, modeling and casting. However her studio work includes frequent forays into abstract or experimental endeavors.
An affinity for portraiture has resulted in numerous commissioned works ranging from miniature bronzes to life-sized figures exhibited in one-person and group exhibitions, both in galleries and museums. She was also commissioned to create a public sculpture by the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia.
In recent years, Elsa has been engaged in landscape painting and was granted an Artist's Residency within the Cape Cod National Seashore. She has received awards for her sculpture from the Leeway Foundation and the National Sculpture Society, and was given the Mary Louise Beitzel Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of the Arts.
Elsa is represented by Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, and Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, Mass., where she exhibits her sculpture, drawings and paintings.