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JoshuaWatts.net is the online home to creative work produced by Joshua Watts. Please go to the Gallery page to see the various bodies of work from past years and visit the new youTube channel to see the latest video pieces. Contact lets you connect with the artist and the etc... page contains various extra content that some folks might enjoy.

Originally from the United States, Joshua Watts received his undergraduate degree from Bradley University and Master of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota, with a concentration in Printmaking. His work has been featured in over 70 group and solo exhibitions across the United States and internationally in venues including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Venice, Portugal, Malaysia, and Dubai. Notable exhibitions include Colorprint USA, ISEA 2014, Art Dubai, Douro Printmaking Biennale, and the Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition.

His work explores notions of location, viewer engagement, personal histories, and the discovery of identity through interaction with others. The recent lightbox works incorporate transitory imagery activated by either the viewer or ambient light, providing alternative readings of the images and ideas presented through his artworks.

Since 2008, Joshua Watts has been an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Zayed University in Dubai, UAE. Students in his Printmaking courses interact with the international art community through exchange portfolios each semester. Recent examples include Alberta College of Art and Design, West Virginia University, VCU Doha, and University of Hawaii at Hilo. Teaching a variety of courses in printmaking, mixed media and book structures, the sustained development of his own work continues while promoting the aesthetic, conceptual, and expressive growth of students in his courses and public workshops.

 

 

Selected Recent/Upcoming Exhibitions:
"Emergent Momenta" (solo): Fn Designs: Al Serkal Arts District, Dubai (March 2017)
"Woven Heritage": A4 Gallery: Dubai (March 2017)
Guangzhou International Exlibris and Miniprints Biennial: Guangzhou, China (2016)
2nd International ExLibris Competition: Varna, Bulgaria (2016)
"Revealed Dialogues" Sikka Art Fair: Al Fahidi District, Dubai, UAE (2016)
"Resonant Disclosures" (solo): Cressman Center Gallery, Louisville, KY (2016)
SGCI Travelling Exhibition: Knoxville, TN and additional international venues (2015 - 2018)
Royal College of Art “Secret” Exhibition: Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah: Dubai, UAE (2015)
ISEA 2014: Al Fahidi District: Dubai, Maraya Art Park: Sharjah, Al Furnoon Gallery: Abu Dhabi, UAE (2014)
7th Douro International Printmaking Biennial: Douro Museum, Portugal (2014)
"A Sense of Place" (solo): Rewak Gallery, Sharjah UAE (2013)


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