Will Watson

American, b. Indianapolis, IN 1987

Lives and works in Baltimore, MD

    

Education 

Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD

Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting 

2018 Masters of Fine Arts

· Critical Studies Concentration

· Collegiate Teaching Certification

Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) – Indianapolis, IN

Herron School of Art and Design 

2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts

· Minor – Art History

    

Honors and Awards 

2017 Winifred M. Gordon ’28 International Program Award, Study Abroad- Venice, Italy

2017 Summer Intensive Travel Award Recipient, Maryland Institute College of Art

2016 Leslie King Hammond Grad Fellowship Recipient, Maryland Institute College of Art 

2016 Fall Creek Canvas Project, Central Indiana Community Foundation, BWI Development 

2013 Grant Recipient, Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick: 

 “Chalk it Out!” 

2013 Guest Presenter, Indianapolis Cultural Leadership Luncheon: “Follow Your Dreams” 


Select Exhibitions   

2018 Washington, DC   

· The Elements that Define Us, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center


2017 Baltimore, MD

· First Year Juried Show, Maryland Institute College of Art

· Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art


2017 Harlem, NY

· Urban Pulse Revisited, Curtiss Jacobs Gallery 


2016 Baltimore, MD

· The Other Side of Justice Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art

· Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art


2016 Silver Spring, MD 

· Color Theory Group Exhibition, Pyramid Atlantic 


2016 Washington, DC

· Carnaval: Celebrations of the Africana Diaspora, Pepco Edison Place Gallery Exhibition


2015 Washington, DC

· Light of Our Ancestors: Pepco Edison Place Gallery Exhibition


2015 Washington, DC

· War Against Myself, 52 O St Studio (Solo Exhibition)

· At War with Ourselves Brentwood Arts Exchange (Exhibitor only)


2014 Washington, DC

· Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, International History Museum

· Bombay Sapphire Artisans Series Regional Finals Showcase (Exhibitor only)


2014 Indianapolis, IN

· Meet The Artists 2014 Indianapolis Central Library (Exhibitor only)

· Flava Fresh X Juried Multiple Art Exhibition Presentation Series (Exhibitor only)

· Art Actually Exhibition


2013 Indianapolis, IN

· Five Talents Gallery, Gifts, and Events October Featured Artist

· Indy Fringe Art Exhibit

· Art off The Wall Art Show

· Indiana Black Expo Cultural Arts Pavilion Gallery Showcase

· Raw Artists Indianapolis EXPRESSIONS

· First Friday at the Harrison Center of the Arts - Black Light Group Show