ESTHER PEARL WATSON
Esther Pearl Watson (Frankfurt, 1973) lives and works in Los Angeles.
She is seen by critics as an insider-outsider, because she uses the pictorial language of an autodidact in spite of having graduated in Painting at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (California). Besides teaching at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (California), Esther has created many comics, including the cult publication Unlovable, which has been produced as a short animated film with the artist and Cartoon Network.
Selected solo shows. 2017: Webb Gallery, Waxahachie. 2016: Galactic Plains, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2015: The Future Arrives, Galleri Galleberg, Norway; duo exhibition Family Lexicon, Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan, Italy (with artist Fred Stonehouse). 2014: It’s Not a Circus Without a Big Top, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie (Texas); With Open Eyes, Grafikens Hus, Mariefried, Sweden (with artist Mark Todd). 2012: Fort Beavatron, CalArts Mint Gallery, Valencia (California). 2010: Big Dreams, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco. 2009: Visions of the Future, Billy Shire Fine Art, Los Angeles. 2007: The Weirding Field, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles.
Selected group shows. 2017: Now More Than Ever, LACE Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA; For the Good Times, Sp(a)ce, Pasadena, CA. 2016: Hearsay, Artists Reveal Urban Legends, LosJoCos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2015: Atrium, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; New Works, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX. 2014: Sky, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA (curated by DeWitt Cheng and Elizabeth Ferrer); Amazon Solitaire, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA; Explorers, CSC Gallery, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX; Hexenhaus, 495 Alameda St, Altadena, CA. 2013: Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA. 2012: House: Home, NYU Kimmel 8th Floor Gallery, New York. 2007: BLAB!, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.