Articles and Reviews

"Sign@lement : Handen," Textiel Plus 233, Herfst 2015; p. 10.

"Les Co(o)loristes," by Joy Pinto, Sylist no˚ 16, 5 sept 2013; p. 48 (Image credit.)

Books and Catalogues

Jeux de Mains, by Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi & Stephen Ellcock. Chose Commune, Marseilles, 2021; p. 217.

A collection of more than 100 images of artists' representations of hands.

Claire Watson: New Work, Art Sites, Riverhead, NY; May 26, 2012 (Exhibition catalogue.)

The Fool's Journey, by Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ & Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, March 2012; pp. 59-60.

Catalogue for exhibition at Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ April 1 – May 20, 2012, & Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, April 14 – July 1, 2012. The Fool’s Journey is a complement to the yearlong, multi-disciplinary inquiry hosted by Proteus Gowanus on the theme of Migration.

Hysteria: Past Yet Present, by Anonda Bell, Barbara Creed, Rachel Maines, Barbara Maria Stafford. Published by Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, January 2009; pp. 26, 84-85, 98.

Artists: Cortney Andrews, Beth B, Zoe Beloff, Mary Billyou, Tammy Rae Carland, Jennifer Dudley, Carson Fox, The Guerrilla Girls, Lynne Heller, Ruth Hutchinson, Georgette Maniatis, Jennifer Mazza, Cindy Rehm, Babs Reingold, Sarah Sudhoff, Claire Watson, Shoshanna Weinberger.


Virtual Panel Conversation: Curator Karli Wurzelbacher with Artists Chris Ann Ambery, Alisa Shea, Mark Van Wagner & Claire Watson; The Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island Biennial Exhibition; December 3, 2020; 36:55.

In Process @ The Watermill Center, with Artists-in-Residence Tahir Carl Karmali, Paige Mazurek, Zeinab Shahidi Marnani, Regina Parra and Claire Watson; November 21, 2020; 4:44.

"In Process @ The Watermill Center is our ongoing series of open rehearsals, workshops, artist talks and studio visits that invite the community to engage with the work of our international Artists-in-Residence. The Watermill Center invites audiences of all ages and backgrounds to gain unique insight into the creative process of artists, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work."

Virtual Art Salon: Claire Watson; a studio visit with Curatorial Assistant Casey Dalene, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; May 28, 2020.

This month, we chatted with Claire Watson (AFP '07 Sculpture). Claire's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is currently featured in Off the Block, an exhibition curated by NYFA's Director of Programs, David Terry, at the Southampton Center.

Hometown: Amarillo, TX

Where are you living now? Water Mill, NY

What is your ideal creative activity? Cooking! You start from scratch, engage all your senses, create an ephemeral product and receive instant gratification. Also heavy gardening, although gratification is delayed.

Where is your favorite place to see art? The Met, hands down.

What are you currently working on? On a series called Now What. I'm cutting apart and flattening leather garments into their original pattern shapes, sometimes shrinking them in boiling water to a manageable size, and recombining the pieces into hand-sewn tapestries. Plus, I'm always working on R&D in my notebook. 

What is one item you can't live without? Sunblock, apparently. Also, an eraser.

Favorite Restaurant: That little falafel pace, Chez Marianne, in Le Marais, Paris (but in 1990)

Favorite Bar/Lounge: That's a tough one. Sometimes I hang out at the juice bar at Provisions in Sag Harbor. 

Favorite Place to Shop: The Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen flea markets

Favorite Quote: "'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,' remarked the Queen." -- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass.