Michael Watson is a multidisciplinary artist who engages in material investigations, chance operations and extreme interventions with materials such as plywood, rice and fire to produce mixed media paintings, installation and performance art. His work explores themes related to the body such being, substance and imperceptibility through subverting the figure and the landscape.
Watson received his MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School of Design in 2013 and a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2006. His individual and collaborative work has been exhibited throughout the US including the Hunterdon Art Museum (May - Sept 2017), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, NYC (2015,16), Brooklyn Museum (2014-15), Leila Heller Gallery, NYC (2014), SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA (2014), Strange Loop Gallery, NYC (2014), Ideas City Festival via AiOP affiliated with The New Museum (2013), The Kitchen, NYC (2013), Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC (2012/13), and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN (2006). His residency experience include Arts, Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY (2017), AIR Program 4heads Organization, NYC (2013) and the New York Studio Program, NYC (2006). Currently, he is in the chashama studio program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.