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MARIE WATT

*Featured photo: SKY DANCES LIGHT. ©2023 Marie Watt Studio

Marie Watt (nata nel 1967) è un membro della Nazione indiana Seneca con ascendenze tedesco-scozzesi. Il suo lavoro interdisciplinare attinge alla storia, alla biografia, al protofemminismo Haudenosaunee e agli insegnamenti indigeni; in esso esplora l’intersezione tra storia, comunità e narrazione. Attraverso azioni collaborative, stimola conversazioni multigenerazionali e interdisciplinari che possano creare una prospettiva e una conversazione per comprendere la connessione con il luogo, l’altro e l’universo.

Watt ha conseguito un MFA in pittura e stampa presso l’Università di Yale; si è inoltre laureata presso la Willamette University e l’Institute of American Indian Arts; nel 2016 le è stato conferito un dottorato onorario dalla Willamette University.

Ha partecipato a residenze presso la Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture e il Vermont Studio Center; ha ricevuto borse di studio da Anonymous Was a Woman, dalla Joan Mitchell Foundation, dalla Harpo Foundation, dalla Ford Family Foundation e dalla Native Arts and Culture Foundation, tra gli altri.

Companion Species (Tethered and Unbound) DETAIL. ©2023 Marie Watt Studio
Companion Species (Tethered and Unbound). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio

Watt ha fatto parte per due mandati del consiglio di amministrazione di VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) dal 2017 al 2023. Fa parte del Comitato consultivo dei nativi del Portland Art Museum, di cui è diventata membro del Consiglio di amministrazione nel 2020. È un’appassionata di Crow’s Shadow, un istituto di stampa di fondazione indigena situato nelle terre d’origine delle Tribù Confederate degli Umatilla, e del Portland Community College.

Vivid Dream (Blossoms). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio

Tra le collezioni selezionate figurano il Metropolitan Museum of Art, il Seattle Art Museum, il Whitney Museum of American Art, l’Albright-Knox Art Gallery, la Yale University Art Gallery, il Crystal Bridges Museum, lo Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian e la Renwick Gallery, il Tacoma Art Museum, il Denver Art Museum e il Portland Art Museum. È rappresentata dalla PDX Contemporary Art di Portland, Oregon, dalla Catharine Clark Gallery di San Francisco, California, e dalla Marc Straus Gallery di New York.

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Skywalker-Skyscraper (Rattle). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio
Skywalker-Skyscraper (Precedent). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio
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MARIE WATT

*Featured photo: SKY DANCES LIGHT. ©2023 Marie Watt Studio

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Marie Watt (b. 1967) is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians with German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Haudenosaunee protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Through collaborative actions, she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens and conversation for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe.

Watt holds an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University; she also has degrees from Willamette University and the Institute of American Indian Arts; and in 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Willamette University.

She has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Vermont Studio Center; and has received fellowships from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and the Native Arts and Culture Foundation, among others.

Companion Species (Tethered and Unbound) DETAIL. ©2023 Marie Watt Studio
Companion Species (Tethered and Unbound). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio

Watt served two terms on the board of VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) from 2017 – 2023. She serves on the Native Advisory Committee at the Portland Art Museum where she became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2020. She is a fan of Crow’s Shadow, an Indigenous-founded printmaking institute located on the homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, as well as Portland Community College.

Vivid Dream (Blossoms). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio

Selected collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery, the Crystal Bridges Museum, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and Renwick Gallery, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. She is represented by PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon; Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, California; and Marc Straus Gallery in New York City, New York.

Skywalker-Skyscraper (Rattle). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio
Skywalker-Skyscraper (Precedent). ©2023 Marie Watt Studio