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Esther Pearl Watson

Illustration
ewatson@artcenter.edu
estherpearlwatson.com

BIOGRAPHY

Esther Pearl Watson's paintings and comics are often overtly narrative, clear but mysterious scenes of houses or figures ornamented with snippets of prose telling just enough to get the viewer's own imagination engaged, wanting to know more. Some are about family, some about places, all have a rich interior life. Her works without words are just as suggestive of story, exerting a deep emotional pull.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design 1995 Illustration,
M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts 2013 Fine Art

CLIENTS INCLUDE

New York Times
Lucky Peach
Bust Magazine

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
2013
Fort Beavatron, CalArts Mint Gallery, Valencia, Ca.
2012
The Weirding Field, CalArts Main Gallery, Valencia, Ca.
2011
New Works, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, Tx.
2010
Big Dreams, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
2010
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Ca.
2013
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Ny.
2012
School's out-Lâ'ecole est finie, Artoyz Shop + Galarie, Paris, France.
2012
House:Home, NYU Kimmel 8th Floor Gallery, New York, Ny.
2012
Hidden Behind the Stars, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, Tx.
2012
Cal/Arts MFA Graduate Exhibition, LA Mart, curated by Catherine Taft, Los Angeles, Ca.
2012
Land Of Magic, Lesher Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, Ca.
2011
LA Paintâ, Oakland Museum of California, curated by Phil Linares, Oakland, Ca.
2008
The 3rd annual LA Weekly Biennial, curated by Doug Harvey, Track 16, Los Angeles, Ca.
2008

AWARDS INCLUDE

Silver Metal, Society of Illustrators for Unlovable
2006 Best American Comics

MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE

ICON8:The Illustration Conference, Board Member
Art Center College of Design, Faculty Council, Secretary

CLASSES

Composition & Painting
GS: Community Leadership:BHS
IS: Zine Production
Illust. for Publishing
Illustration for Publishing
Image and Idea
LEAP Symposium Publication
Smart Image/Social Impact(DM)
TDS: Portrait Reconsidered
   
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