lisa d. Watson

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming: Mar. 23, 2018 - June, 2018   Interurban,  Imlay Gallery at BrassWorks, Montclair, N.J.

Nov. 17, 2017 - Mar. 11, 2018   Avanguardia, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, GA

2015  City Transversed, Savannah City Hall Rotunda Gallery, GA                 

2015  Out Of Town, Looking In, JEA Gallery, Savannah, GA

 

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION

2014   Familiar Terrain, w/ Lind Hollingsworth, Indigo Sky Gallery, Savannah, GA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  Aqua Vista, Location Gallery, Savannah, GA

2017  Page Rippers, Location Gallery, Savannah, GA

2016  Reach: Trees, Location Gallery, Savannah, GA

2016  Members Only Exhibition at Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA

2016  Span The Gap, Curated, Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA

2016  Savannah Point Of View, SPACE Gallery, Savannah, GA

2014  LandfillArt.org - An Artist Reclamation Project, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2010  Collage: Sum Of The Parts, Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA

2010  Atlanta Mixed Media/Collage Exhibit, The Gallery of Paper Mill Village, Marietta, GA

2009  redeSIGN, New Moon of Savannah, Savannah, GA

2002  MA Art Space Annual Show, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

LEAD MURALIST - BILL VIOLA EXHIBITIONS

2004   Unseen Foe, 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece

2003   The Passions, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2002   Going Forth By Day, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

2001   Five Angels For The Millennium, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England

 

FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION DESIGNER

2004-10   Infomercials:

 Hip Hop Abs, Jim Banks, Kitchen Star Cookware, Deion Sander’s Hot Dog Express

2004-06  Videos: 3 - Windsor Pilates, 2 - Gaiam Yoga, 2 - Gaiam Pilates

2004       Online: Nestle Coffee-mate Commercial

2004       Commercial: Underwater Stylist: Petco

2003       TV: The Bronx Bunny Show (Art Director)

1999       Stage: A Nice Family Gathering

 

DESIGN DIRECTOR & FOUNDER - Plan It Green Design

Murals, Outdoor Living Spaces, Interiors, Gardens and Rain Catchment

1997-2016   Murals: Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Hilton Head, Atlanta, Savannah

2002-2017  Design: Los Angeles, Hilton Head, Savannah

 

LEAD SCENIC PAINTER

2004-2010  Video: Motley Crue, Kim Kardasian & So You Think You Can Dance Exercise Videos

1994-2002  Film: Dead Flowers - 9/11, Loved, Crazy For A Kiss, Lost In Yonkers

1994-2005  Commercials: Mannington Floors, Jack In The Box, NyQuil and over 20 more

 

1997-2003   TV:

Fox Kids (Worked w/ Wayne White), 3 Academy Awards Opening Segment w/ Billy Crystal, The Man Show, Mr. Potato Head Show, The Chimp Channel, The Dating Game, The Psychic Network

1993   Stage: Playhouse In The Park, Jar The Floor, Inspecting Carol - Cincinnati, OH

1992   Internship with The Cincinnati Opera & Ballet

 

PERMANENT SCULPTURE INSTALLATIONS

1995-97   Lexington Scenery & Props - National and Japanese projects

1994     GeoKids, Indianapolis International Airport

1993     Jungle Trails, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati

 

PRESS

~Kristopher Monroe, “Season of change” Savannah Morning News. Print.  Oct. 15, 2017

~Kristopher Monroe, "Activist turns focus back to art" SavannahNow. Print & Online.  Aug. 5, 2017 http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/news/2017-08-05/savartscene-activist-turns-focus-back-art

~Rachael Flora, "Artist Spotlight: Lisa Watson" Art Rise Savannah blog. Feb. 20, 2017  http://artrisesavannah.org/blog/4615407

~Kristopher Monroe, "SavArtScene: Put local gallery art on your shopping list", Savannah Now. Nov. 26, 2016

~Amanda Foster, "Local Woman Looking to Rename Talmadge Bridge", WJCL - ABC. July 20, 2016 http://www.wjcl.com/article/local-woman-looking-to-rename-talmadge-bridge/994836

~Lisa Hueneke, "Span the Gap Presents Artist Perspective on Talmadge Bridge", Savannah Art Informer. Online. June 9, 2016 http://savannahartinformer.org/sai-what/span-the-gap-presents-artist-perspectives-on-talmadge-bridge/

~Kayla Goggin, "Lisa D. Watson: Spanning The Gap", Connect Savannah. Print & Online. June 8, 2016 http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/lisa-d-watson-spanning-the-gap/Content?oid=3541917

~Kristopher Monroe, "Span the Gap Exhibit Commemorates Bridge Anniversary While Advocating Name Change", Do Savannah. Print & Online. June 7, 2016 http://www.dosavannah.com/article/tue-06072016-1322/span-gap-exhibit-commemorates-bridge-anniversary-while-advocating-name

~Babbie Guscio, "Spanning the Past, the Present and Art",The Bluffton Packet. Print and Online. May 25, 2016

~Aberjhani, "The Struggle Continues to Correct Racial Transgressions of America's Past", The Examiner. Online. May 11, 2016 www.linkedin.com/pulse/struggle-continues-correct-racial-transgressions-past-aberjhani

~Jessica Leigh Lebos, "Name Shaming The Talmadge Bridge", Connect Savannah. Print & online. April 20. 2016http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/name-shaming-the-talmadge-bridge/Content?oid=3432869

~Jessica Leigh Lebos, "The Unexpected Nature of Bridges", Connect Savannah. Print & online. Week: Aug. 26 - Sept. 1, 2015

~”Artist to host exhibition At City Hall” , WTOC News Online: 6/29/2015. Web: www.wtoc.com/story/29435022/artist-to-host-exhibition-at-city-hall

~”Exhibit on bridges to open at City Hall”, WJCL News Online: 6/29/2015. Web: www.wjcl.com/news/local-news/exhibit-on-bridges-to-open-at-savannah-city-hall/26408828/story

~”Lisa Watson Art Exhibit”, Welcome To Savannah - posted by Liz Shumake, Feb. 5, 2015 Web: www.savannah.com/events/event/lisa-watson-art-exhibit

~Amanda Pierce, ”Savannah Gallery to Feature Fine Arts Alumna”, March 5, 2014. Web: www.ccad,edu/blog/2014/03/savannah-gallery-to-feature-fine-arts-alumna/

~Allison Hersh, “Life at Mermaid Manor” July/Aug. 2011. Print: Savannah Magazine

~Donna Thomas, “Merit Award Winners - Mixed Media/Collage Exhibit” The Gallery of Paper Mill Village Blogspot, March 7, 2010

~Kira Perov, “Going Forth By Day - Bill Viola” Publication 2002

~Kimberly Sullivan, “Good Habit’s Hard To Break”, 1995 Print: Eastern Hills Journal

 

ARTIST TALKS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2016   Savannah's Storied Landscape. Hosted by Emergent Savannah

2015   Bridges: Understanding Our Local Extensions - Savannah City Hall

 

ARTIST’S WRITINGS

2016 Savannah Art Informer.  Artists on Art Series

"Reach: Trees" at Location Gallery Celebrates and Aids Local Trees  

"Dear Savannah, Stop Asking Artists For Free Art"

"Lisa D. Watson on the magic and business of Folk Art"  

"More Tales From Tall Tales"

2012-17 Ongoing design and art blog - www.art-ldw.com

2007-08    Contributing “Green” Writer for the Bluffton City Sun

1999-00    The Goldman Environmental Awards (2 Documentaries)

 

AWARDS

2016    Honorable Mention: Savannah Point Of View. Night Ship

2010    Merit Award: Judge - Kenson Thompson. The Atlanta Mixed Media/Collage Exhibit. Savannah Overview

2010    Merit Award: Judge - Kenson Thompson. The Atlanta Mixed Media/Collage Exhibit. Stage

 

EDUCATION

Columbus College of Art & Design, BFA, 1991

LTU, Chatsworth, Certificate of Interior Design, 2006