My work explores human stories and rituals implicit in everyday objects. I consciously draw from indigenous design principles, oral traditions, and personal experience to shape the inner logic of the work I make. My recent work explores the history of wool blankets. As I fold and stack blankets they begin to form columns that have references to linen closets architectural braces, memorials (Trajan); sculpture (Brancusi for one), the great totem poles of the Northwest and the conifer trees with which I grew up. These blanket forms also present themselves in other mediums of my work – such as with printmaking, bronze, and cedar. In the case of my wood cuts, I appreciate the warm tactile quality of the material. There is a familiarity and intimacy with wood that again reminds me of blankets. The material offers another layer of story that is physically and metaphorically woven into the work, like with cedar, which is considered to be a sacred natural resource for indigenous people of the Northwest or the hope chests in which blankets are stored.
BORNSeattle, WA (1967)
MFA in Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
AFA in Museum Studies, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
BS in Speech Communications and Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Western Door, Permanent installation at The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
The Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
Witness, State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Blanket Stories: Textile Society, R.R. Stewart, Ancient One, Permanent installation at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan commissioned by the U.S. Art in Embassies Program, Islamabad, Pakistan
Receiver, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek, Permanent installation at the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Receiver, C.N. Gorman Museum at University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Cross Currents, Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Skywalker/Skyscraper, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Lodge, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR (traveling to Tacoma Art Museum)
Cradle, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Marker, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Forget-Me-Not, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, OR
Forget-Me-Not, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Pendleton Stories, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR
Forget-Me-Not, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA, curated by Ben Mitchell
Heirloom, curated by Stephen Glueckert, Missoula Museum of Art, Missoula, MT
Portraits, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Fort, Installation, Portland Building, Portland, OR
Blanket Stories, Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole Art Association, Jackson, WY
Blanket Stories: Compass, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Custodian, Installation, Think Tank Education Space, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Tread Lightly, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Blanket Stories: Almanac, Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY, curated by Ben Mitchell and the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, curated by Sandy Harthorn
Blanket Stories: Album, curated by Jennifer Gately, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
Blanket Stories: Ladder, curated by Margaret Archuleta, Institute of American Indian Arts
Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Blanket Stories: Receiving, curated by Linda Tesner, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Continuum: Blanket Stories, curated by Truman Lowe, Smithsonian National Museum of the
American Indian, New York, NY
Blanket Stories: Sewing Bee, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, OR
Letter Ghosts and Recent Work, Clatsop Community College Gallery, Astoria, OR
Blanket Stories, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Stack, Evergreen Galleries, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
PDX Window Project, PDX Gallery, Portland, OR
Governors Gallery, Coordinated by the Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR
Sleep and Sleeplessness, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Courier, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA
Pedestrian, An In Situ Portland Project: Solo installation: River Overlook Park, Portland, OR
Courier, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Navigation, Friendly House, Portland, OR
Introductory Show, two-artist exhibition, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
If You Remember, I’ll Remember, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, New York
A Stand of Pine in a Tilled Field: 21 Years at PDX, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Art for a Nation: Inspiration from the Great Depression, High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 3rd edition, curated by Michael Patten Art Mûr, Montréal, Canada
From the Belly of our Being: Art by and About Native Creation, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK
I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, Oregon
Transferring Thought: Prints by Indigenous Artists, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Unsuspected Possibilities, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Let’s Get Lost, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, Oregon
Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, Ottwawa, Ontario, Canada
Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native Printmaking, International Print Center, New York, New York
Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014/Autumn, curated by Nicola López, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
LANDMARKS: Indigenous Australian and Native American Artists Explore Connections to the Land, Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Cross Currents, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO
Sakahàn, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Connections to the Land, Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Spun: Adventures in Textiles, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Dreams Wiser than Waking: Recent Acquisitions of Native American Prints, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Illinois
Changing Hands 3, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, curated by David McFadden and Ellen Taubman (traveling)
Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, curated by Karen Kramer Russell
Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Hiding Places: Memory in the Arts, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Counting Coup, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Ryan Rice
Seattle as Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
oomph: enthusiasm, vigor, or energy. sex appeal, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Contemporary Artworks Collection, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, Plug in Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg,
Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection, Smithsonian National Museum of
the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
When Dog Turns to Wolf, David Krut Projects, New York, NY
Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1880-2010, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Migrations: New Directions in Native Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NB
Redefining the Canvas: Edda Renouf, Ramona Sakiestewa and Marie Watt, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM
I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, NV
New American Voices, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Currents: Native American Forces in Contemporary Art, Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO
Twisted Path, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, MA
Catch All, PDX Summer Group Show, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR
Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art, Rosemary Berkel & Harry L Crisp II Museum, Southeast Missouri State U., Cape Girardeau, MI
Modern Art, Modern Lives: Then and Now, curated by Andrea Mellard, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Contemporary NW Art Awards, Curated by Jennifer Gately, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Reimagining the Distaff Tool Kit, curated by Rickie Solinger, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, traveling exhibition
Women’s Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, organized by Terri Hopkins & John Olbrantz, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
Tradition and Change: A survey of Contemporary American Indian Art, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
Oh So Iroquois, curated by Ryan Rice, Ottawa Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
No Reservations, curated by Richard Klein, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT
Migrations, traveling group exhibition, organized by Marge Devon (Director, Tamarind Institute), University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Neo-Sincerity: The difference between the comic and the cosmic is a single letter, curated by
Amei Wallach, ApexArt, New York, NY,
Crow’s Shadow Institute Print Biennial, Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR
Everything is Drawing, curated by Rebecca Dobkins, Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR
Into the Fray, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
Artists Select, Invitational Group Show, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
Artists in Residence, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Craft Biennial, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Building Tradition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Form to Function, Kohler Gallery, Sheboygan, MI
18 Women Artists, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
Sitka Center Invitational, The World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
Sitka Collaboration Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Slowness, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
New American Paintings, juried Exhibition-in-Print, curated by Lisa Dennison, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Faculty Exhibition, North View Gallery, Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR
Inaugural Exhibition, Open Studios Gallery, Boston, MA
The Bellevue Annual, Bellevue Museum of Art, Bellevue, WA
Horse Tales, curated by Ezra Shales, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Contemporary Skeins, curated by Heather Rogers, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR
PDX at CCC, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
Open Walls, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Traditional & Contemporary Native Women Artists, Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Circle of Friends, curated by Lillian Pitt, Bush Barn Gallery, Salem, OR
Introductory Show, two-artist exhibition, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon
Time and Materials, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
The Uncommon Book, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID
The Oregon Biennial, curated by Katherine Kanjo, traveling group exhibition: Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; University of Oregon Museum, Eugene, Oregon; Hallie Brown Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
State of the Nations, Plan B Evolving Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Traditions and Transitions, Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale University Art and Architecture Gallery, New Haven, CT
RESIDENCIES, AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Tamarind Institute Printmaking Residency, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Printmaking Residency with Frank Janzen, Pendleton, OR
Artist Residency, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Doctor of Fine Arts (Honoris Causa), Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Smith College, Printmaking Residency with Master Printer Julia D’Amario, Northampton, MA
Art Matters Grant, New York, NY
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Printmaking Residency, Otis, OR
Denver Art Museum,Artist-in-Residence, Denver, CO
LandMarks, The University of New Mexico Tamarind Institute and Northern Editions, with Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington, DC
Crow’s Shadow Institute Printmaking Residency, Pendleton, OR
Artistic Innovation Grant, Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, Vancouver, WA
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship, Vancouver, Washington
Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award, Portland, OR
Fabric Workshop + Museum, Residency, Philadelphia, PN
Willamette University, Ford Building Art Commission, Salem, OR
Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Individual Artist Opportunity Grant, Salem, OR
Regional Arts and Culture Council, Individual Artist Project Grant, Portland, OR
Patron Print, Gilkey Center, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Seattle City Light, Art Commission, Seattle, Washington
Contemporary Northwest Art Award, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Anonymous Was A Woman, New York, New York
Artist in Residence, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit WI
National Museum of the American Indian and the Art in Embassies, Tamarind Institute Print Project, Albuquerque, NM; Washington, D.C.; and embassy locations throughout the globe.
Tamarind Institute, Printmaking Residency, Albuquerque, NM
Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY
Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Eiteljorg Museum Artist Fellowship Recipient, Indianapolis, IN; Jurors: Patterson Sims, Amei Wallach, Margaret Archuleta, Rick Bartow. Curator: Jennifer Campo McNutt, Eiteljorg Museum
Visual Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR
Project & Professional Development Grants Recipient, Regional Arts and Culture Council,
Full-year Professional Sabbatical: Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Printmaking Residency, Crow’s Shadow Institute, Pendleton, OR
Senior Residency & Fellowship: Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute: Printmaking Residency with Frank Janzen, Tamarind Master Printer,
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology: Printmaking residency with Julia D’Amario, Pace Editions
Master Printer, Otis, OR
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT
Regional Arts & Culture Council: Individual Artist Project Grant
Regional Arts & Culture Council: In Situ Portland Project Grant
Yale University: Elizabeth Cranfield Hicks Award for Drawing
College Art Association: Professional Development Fellowship
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Skowhegan, MN
Seneca Nation of Indians: Academic Scholarship, Irving, NY
Philip Morris Foundation: Graduate Fellowship
American Indian Graduate Center: Graduate Fellowship
Americans for Indian Opportunity: Ambassador and Kellogg Fellow
National Gallery of Art: Internship: Design and Installation and Education Department Collections
4Culture, Seattle, WA
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Bronson Collection, Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Press, Pendleton, OR
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Eco-Trust, Portland, OR
Eiteljorg Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
The Friendly House, Portland, OR
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Dorothy Lemelson, Portland, OR
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
National Gallery of Canada, Ontario, Canada
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Arlene and Harold Schnitzer, OR
Jordan Schnitzer, Portland, OR
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
U.S. Embassy of Accra, Ghana
U.S. Embassy of Islamabad, Pakistan (forthcoming)
Jeri Waxenberg, Sun Valley, ID
Willamette University, Salem, OR
Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI
Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Boise, ID
McGinn, Bridget. “Blanket Stories.” U Magazine, March 2016.
Vogel, Wendy. “SITE Santa Fe Celebrates 20 Years.” Art in America, August 19.
Jadrnak, Jackie. “‘Painting with Textiles’ in ‘Unsuspected Possibilities’.” Albuquerque Journal, July 19, 2015.
Waine, Marie. “Artfull Embassies.” Ottawa Life Magazine, March 23.
Cordonier, Andrea. “Marie Watt: Piecing Together a Story.” Habicurious.com, March 23.
Morgan-Feir, Caoimhe. “Marie Watt Returns to the National Gallery of Canada,” Canadian Art, March 3, 2015.
Dobrzynski, Judith H. “Denver Art Museum Strengthens Commitment to Native American Work,” New York Times, October 27, 2015.
Hicks, Bob. “Santa Fe Ups the Wattage,” Oregon Ars Watch, August 25, 2015.
“Tacoma Art Museum announce artists to create outdoor artwork,” Bonney Lake Courier-Herald, March 30, 2014.
Bowles, John H. “Sparks and Roots.” Temenos Academy Review 17, 2014
Ponnekanti, Rosemary. “With a video, an app and wall texts, Tacoma Art Museum has begun expanding the stereotypical Western art vision of its new Haub Galleries.” The News Tribune, December 19, 2014
Rickard, Jolene. "Visualizing Sovereignty in the Time of Biometric Sensors," South Atlantic Quarterly, March 21, 2011.
Enright, Robert. "New Aboriginal Art Show Tells Stories of Adaptation and Transformation,"The Globe and Mail, February 13, 2011.
Logue, Susan. “Exhibit Explores Modern Native American Art,” VOANews.com, November 2010.
Speer, Richard. “Review: Marie Watt, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.” ARTnews, September 2010.
Beal, Suzanne. “Wrapped in Tradition.” Fiberarts magazine, September 2010.
Sozanski, Edward. “Five ‘Voices’ in a song of Diversity.” Philadelphia Inquirer, October 18, 2009.
Rave, Jodi. “Warm Welcome.” The Missoulian, March 23, 2009.
Grant, Adriana. “Seattle City Light sponsor seven art installations.” Seattle Post Intelligencer, Feb. 12, 2009.
Grant, Adriana. “A Woolen Thanks: Marie Watt at Greg Kucera Gallery.” Seattle Weekly, Nov.
“Arlene Schnitzer Prize Winner Announced.” Artforum, July 8, 2008.Graves, Jen. “Portland Art Museum Declares Itself Art Capital of the Northwest.” The Stranger, July 2, 2008.
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Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Clark Art Talk Series, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Voices in Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Visiting Artist Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Lecturer: Contemporary Conversations Series, National Gallery of Canada, with the US Art in Embassies Program and the US Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Native American Art Studies Association Conference, Santa Fe, NM
Visiting Artist and Art Collaboration, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe Indian School, Institute of American Indian Arts, Tierra Encantada High School, Santa Fe, NM
Visual Arts Art Works Panel, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
Visiting Artist Lecturer, US Embassy in Cyprus, US Art in Embassies Program, Nicosia, Cyprus
Visiting Artist Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Native Arts Artist-in-Residence, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Contemporary Art Lecture Series Speaker, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Workshop Instructor, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, CO
Featured Artist and Speaker, Portland Community College Art Beat Festival, Portland, OR
Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Symposium & Panel Discussion, Pitzer College, The Claremont Colleges, CA
Presenter, Portland State University, MFA Monday Night Lecture Series, Portland, OR
Artist Lecture, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Diverse Voices/Diverse Media panelist, moderated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Design, Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
Artist Talk and Art Collaboration, SunValley Art Center, Ketchum, ID
Juror, Professional Development Fellowships, College Art Association, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Art Instructor, Journeys in Creativity, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
Visiting Artist lecturer, BA Students, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
College Art Association: Annual Conference, Session Chair, Seattle, WA
The Evergreen State College: Visiting Artist Guest Speaker, Olympia, WA
Clatsop Community College: Visiting Artist Panelist, Astoria, OR
Cascade Aid’s Art for Life: Art Donation and Catalogue Participant. Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Art Institute: Youth Mentor and Community Presentation, Pendleton, OR
Native American Youth Association: Pedestrian, a presentation to summer camp students, Portland, OR
Native American Youth Association: Volunteer Instructor, 8-week art and stone carving class, Portland, OR
Regional Arts and Culture Council: Juror, Wapato Corrections Facility, Portland, OR
Native American Art Studies Association, Biennial Conference, Guest Speaker
Metropolitan Learning Center: Guest speaker on public art with high school students
Portland Community College: Chair, Welcoming Pole Project: commissioned/raised
30-foot totem pole by Kwaguilth Carver Richard Hunt. Involved fundraising, educational programs, and community outreach.
Pacific Northwest College of Art: Visiting artist, lecturer and guest critic
College Art Association: Member