Casey Watson/ Casey Watson

United States 1982

Painting, Drawing

Casey Watson
Casey Watson
Male
United States
1982

Casey Watson is an American artist known for her highly detailed pencil and graphite drawings portraying a soft exterior. Born in 1982, Watson grew up near Mount Shasta, a city in Siskiyou County, California. The only child of her parents, she was exposed to their major outdoor activities including collecting rocks, searching and identifying plants and birds, hiking in the countryside, as well as book reading. That influenced her to become a compulsive collector and to develop her artistic practice inspired by the shapes and colors found in the nature.

Casey Watson - ink on paper work
Casey Watson – Pink Skull (Left) / Skull Garden (Right)

Casey Watson received her BFA in painting and drawing from the California College of the Arts, CA in 2005. Her meticulous colored artworks challenge the viewer to explore her flower-patterned pencil and graphite drawings and peruse their exquisite intricacy. From afar, the same artworks take on fresh looks – fireworks, galaxies, and even amoebas pop from the paper.

Casey Watson - Flowerscape Series - ink on paper work
Casey Watson – Flowerscape February 19 (Left) / Flowerscape March 19 (Right)

Casey Watson has participated in many individual and collective exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States including Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA; Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Storage Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR; Motel Gallery, Portland, OR; Floral Gallery, Oakland, CA; Renowned Gallery, Portland, OR; Branch Gallery, Carrboro, NC; and Pigman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, to name a few.

The artist is represented by Azart Gallery in New York City.

Casey Watson lives and works in Seattle with her partner and daughter.

All images courtesy of Azart Gallery.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Winter Group ShowAzart Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2013Art Murmur at Johansson ProjectsJohansson Projects, Oakland, CASolo
2012Opal DustJohansson Projects, Oakland, CASolo
2010I Can’t Get You Out of My MindSeraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2010Friends of FriendsGarfo Art Center-Visual Art Institute, Salt Lake City, UTGroup
2009Things We’ve Made Since SeptemberThe Sweatshop, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2009South Philadelphia Boat ShowStorage Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2009The Drawing Club ShowPark Life, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008Make Me One With EverythingCairo, Seattle, WAGroup
2008A Clean Heart A Do ItFleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2008White NoiseSpace 1026, Philadelphia, OR Group
2008IntroductionsPulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2007Stones and Lace, Feathers and FlowersMotel Gallery, Portland, ORSolo
2007Au Revoir, Auf WiedersehenMotel Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2007Two For OneSitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, ORGroup
2007The AffairJupiter Hotel, Portland, ORGroup
2006New WorkingsMatter, Brooklyn, NYSolo
2006MorgellonsFleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2006SaturationPortland Modern, Portland, ORGroup
2006Magic Stones in the Secret CaveFloral Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2006Friends of the Arts222 Club, San Francisco, CAGroup
2006Aqua Art FairAqua Hotel, Miami, FLGroup
2006Milwaukee International Art FairPolish Falcons Beer Hall, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2005Gathering ImpermanenceMatter, Brooklyn, NYSolo
2005Home is a Star in the DarkCCA, San Francisco, CASolo
2005Paper CutsMillion Fishes Collective, San Francisco, CASolo
2005Hold Me, PleaseRenowned Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2005a-mal-gamMatter, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2005Red Dot 6Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2005The Seed MarketLiz Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005Two for the SeesawBranch Gallery, Carrboro, NCGroup
2005Soon and Very SoonRenowned Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2005Bay Area BazaarPulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2005Paper!Awesome!Pigman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Championship LovemakingRed Ink Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Crucial CreationsDalva, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Glowing WorldsCCA, Oakland, CASolo
2004EPIC LosersCCA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Paper My HeartCCA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Big Sur to BellinghamNorth-South Galleries, Oakland, CAGroup