Liza Johnson

Professor of Art

Williams College

Filmmaker and Writer

Liza Johnson is an artist and filmmaker. Her feature films include "Return" (2011), "Hateship Loveship" (2013), and "Elvis and Nixon" (in postproduction.) Her short films with nonprofessional actors include "South of Ten" (2005), "In the Air" (2009) and, codirected with Elizabeth Povinelli, "Karrabing/Low Tide Turning" (2012). Her feature films have premiered in Cannes and Toronto and have been released theatrically domestically and abroad. Her short films have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Walker Art Center, and the Centre Pompidou, as well as the New York, Berlin, and Rotterdam Film Festivals, among many others. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner Kunstlerprogramm and the Sundance Institute, and has published a number of articles and interviews about art and film. She is currently the recipient of the Wexner Center Residency Award in Film. Johnson is Professor of Art at Williams College, and an affiliate in American Studies.