Never Done Artist Talk with Marie Watt

Red tapestries with black lines hang together. On one the word PROTO is repeated three times.
Marie Watt, Companion Species (Saddle), 2019, reclaimed blanket, thread, embroidery floss, Czech beads, 80 x 87 inches, courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

Join us Friday, November 13, at noon, for a conversation with exhibiting artist Marie Watt and Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond co-curators Rachel Seligman, Malloy Curator, Tang Teaching Museum, and Minita Sanghvi, Assistant Professor of Management and Business, Skidmore College. The conversation will be accessible via Zoom.

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About the Artist

Marie Watt is an American artist and citizen of the Seneca Nation with German-Scots ancestry. She was born in Seattle, Washington, and lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Her process is both solitary and cooperative. Small works are personal meditations. Larger works are made in community, notably in sewing circles, public events in which anyone may participate. Through collaborative actions she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe. Watt holds an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University. She attended Willamette University and the Institute of American Indian Arts. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Willamette University. Watt’s work is featured in the 2019 exhibitions Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; and Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.

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