School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, Diploma and 5th Year Certificate, 1992/93 Tufts University, Medford, MA, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Minor in Literature , 1993 New York University, New York, NY and Venice, Italy, Masters in Painting, 2001
Selected Solo Shows
Brigid Watson, at the American Embassy in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa , 2019 At foot of the mountain, thunder, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2019 Present Moment, Beautiful Moment, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2016
Sing Me a Song, four elevengallery, Provincetown , MA, 2016
Springtide, Hallspace, Boston, MA, 2016
Difficult Loves, four eleven gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2015
Blue, four eleven gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2014
Materia Prima, HallSpace, Boston, MA, 2013
Traveler, Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY, 2012
Ba Gua, Mobius, Boston, MA, 2012
Brigid Watson, CharKol Gallery, Singapore, Singapore, 2010
The Ground Beneath Her Feet, tinku gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2009
Selected Group Shows
20th Anniversary Show, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2018 Artists Choose Artists, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2016 Excessivist Initiative, La Artcore, LA, CA, 2016 The Drawing Project II, Hallspace, Boston , MA , 2015 Gallery Artists Show, four eleven gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2015 The Drawing Project, Hallspace, Boston, MA, 2014 40 x 40, four eleven studio, Provincetown, MA, 2013 Form and Content, four eleven gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2013 The New England Collective III, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, 2012 The Big Draw, Dia Beacon, Beacon, NY, 2011 Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA, 2011 Boston Now, Office of the Mayor, City of Boston, MA, 2010 The Art of Travel, tinku gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2009 The New Conceptual, CharlKol Gallery, Singapore, Singapore, 2008 Chinoiseri: and other Follies, Hunter College, New York, New York, 2008 Group Show of tinku artists, tinku gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2008 Stuck: The Influence of Collage on 21st Century Artists, Molloy College, Long Island, NY, 2006 Blogged, Collaborative installation with Peng-Ean Khoo, Gone Fishing, Singapore, Singapore, 2004 Chiro/ Scuro, (Traveling exhibition), Brescia, Italy, St. Paul de Vence, France, 2000-2001
Grants and Awards
Singapore Arts Council, Singapore, Singapore: Grant, 2004 Robert Rauschenberg/Change, Inc. Captiva, FL: Grant, 2003 Artists Fellowship, New York, NY: Grant, 2003 Clara Scrampelli Purchase Prize, Brescia, Italy, 2001
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. 2014.
WBGH, Boston , MA. Digital Mural Artist, June, 2014.
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F.Lor, "Clara e gli Amerini un confronto a tema", Giornale de Bresia, July 7, 2001.
Mellen, Phillip J. The Mixed Media Tapes, February 14, 2015, http:// themixedmediatapes.blogspot.com/2015/02/cassette-two-side-a.html
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Statement “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” John Keats
Artists since the times of Chauvet and Lascaux have reflected upon their environments and made work about what they saw and experienced. This is a continuous theme throughout art history. Some of these artists painted literal landscapes, while other artists such as myself make art about the environment in broader terms. My work often interprets the natural world and my experience in it. I maintain that now even more than ever, it is crucial for people to reflect upon their surroundings. Scientists and politicians voice their opinions about the environment everyday. It is my job too, to observe and express my point of view.
The physical qualities of the elements intrigue me, but while I am cognisant of the the forms waves take as I walk along the coast near my home, I am equally aware of the smell of the sea and the sounds the ocean make. As I take my tenth or ten hundredth step along the same path, I am aware too of the how the water erases time. As I walk in the sand today, I maybe reliving childhood wonder. Memory jousts with the present, and all of my colliding experiences cohabitate in painting. The present moment is inexorably entangled with the past and reduces us to our basic selves.
My challenge is to distill the electricity of a lightning storm and the 90 degree, 100 percent humidity of the air in August and articulate it with color and marks. My truest goal has always been to paint the quality of the air. The weather is never banal.