Esther Pearl Watson



Selected Works

Exhibitions

Biography


Esther Pearl Watson
“In a Field of Jackasses We Dreamed of the Future,” 2017

Esther Pearl Watson
“In a Field of Jackasses We Dreamed of the Future,” 2017

Esther Pearl Watson
“Dream Achiever,” 2019

Esther Pearl Watson
“Dream Achiever,” 2019

1973
Born in Frankfurt, Germany
Lives and works in Los Angeles
2012
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1995
BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2019
"Rural Elements," Contemporary Art Museum of Plainview, Plainview, TX
"Esther Pearl Watson," Maureen Paley, London, UK
"April 14, 1561," Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, Ny
"The Moon: Eternal Pearl," Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, MA
2018
"Tire Universe," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
W+K Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2017
"Starship Pegasus," Antonio Columbo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX (solo)
"Now More Than Ever," LACE Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
"For the Good Times," Sp(a)ce, Pasadena, CA
2016
"The 11th Annual Blab Show," Curated by Monte Beauchamp, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Furies," Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, CA
"Cocoon," Arts Factory, Paris, France
"Galactic Plains," Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
"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
The Future Arrives, Galleri Galleberg, Norway, (solo)
Two-Person Exhibition, Family Lexicon, Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan, Italy (with artist Fred Stonehouse) (catalogue)
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
"With Open Eyes," Grafikens Hus, Mariefried, Sweden (with artist Mark Todd)
"It’s Not a Circus Without a Big Top," Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX
2013
Summer Viewing Rooms, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2012
"Hidden Behind the Stars," Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX, (solo)
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY
Cal/Arts MFA Graduate Exhibition, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Catherine Taft)
Fort Beavatron, CalArts Mint Gallery, Valencia, CA, (solo)
2011
CalArts Main Gallery, Valencia, CA, (solo)
"Incognito," Santa Monica Museum of Art
"Land Of Magic," Lesher Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
"Women in Comics," (Curated) Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX
2010
"New Works," Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX, (solo)
2009
"Visions of the Future," Billy Shire Fine Art, Culver City, CA (with artist Owen Smith)
"Texas Instruments," Domy, Austin, TX, (solo)
"When in Texas act like a Texan," Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX
2008
"3rd Annual LA Weekly Biennial," Track 16, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Doug Harvey)
"Failure," The Lab at Belmar, Lakewood, CO
"Blab Show!," Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Kansas City, MO (curated by Monte Beauchamp)
"LA Paint," Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (curated by Phil Linares)
2007
"The Weirding Field," La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA, (solo)
2006
"What I Remember," Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA (solo)
2005
"Keep On Laughing," Katherine Mulherin Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2019
"Esther Pearl Watson, Mothership, 2019," Elephant, September 4
"Esther Pearl Watson: Mothership," Time Out London, September 18
Biswas, Allie. "Esther Pearl Watson – interview: ‘I really search out moments of awkward humour’" Studio International, September 16
Dawson, Aimee and Ellie Lace, Kabir Jhala. "Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend," Art Newspaper, September 6
Brady, Anna and Margaret Carrigan. "Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in September," Art Newspaper, September 4
Zara, Janelle. "‘Everything Feels More Intimate’: Felix LA Brings New Life to Art-Fair Circuit," ArtNews, February 15
Freeman, Nate. "The Future of Art Fairs Is in a Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard," February 15
Remenchik, Jennifer. "Placing Art in Hotel Rooms Can Yield Genuinely Surprising Results," Hyperallergic, February 16
Smith, Roberta. "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," New York Times, January 8
Womack, Catherine. "The assignment: Design a poster that dispels America's myths about immigrants," Los Angeles Times, December 24
2018
Remenchik, Jennifer, "A Painter Illustrates the Charm and Tragedy of the American Dream," Hyperallergic (web), July 9
2014
Lemke, Meg, "Dear Diary: An Interview with Esther Pearl Watson," The Paris Review (web), June 20
Simek, Peter, "This Week’s 5 Best Art Gallery Openings and Events," D Magazine (web), May 28
2012
Laughlin, Jamie, "Puppets And Spaceships Invade Waxahachie," Dallas Observer (web), November 15
Morgan, Kendall, "Wacky and whimsical works from Miss Pussycat and Esther Pearl Watson invade Webb Gallery," Culture Map Dalllas (web), November 16
Farr, Kristin, "Esther Pearl Watson," Juxtapoz, February
2011
Hudgens, Christopher, "Episode 323: Esther Pearl Watson," Badatsports (web), November 7
2010
Farr, Kristin, "Big Dreams: Esther Pearl Watson at Sandra Lee Gallery," KQED Arts (web), June 11
Enholm, Molly, "Esther Pearl Watson," art ltd. (web), July 10
O'Toole, Meighan, "Esther Pearl Watson: Space is the Place," My Love For You (web), February 18
2009
Weeks, Jerome, "Flying Saucers, Teen Angst and Esther Pearl Watson," Art and Seek (web), August 11
Schroeder, Audra, "Building Spaceships in the Yard, Austin Chronicle (web), June 12
Hamada, Jeff, "Esther Pearl Watson," Booooooom (web), February 27
2007
Gray, Emma, "L.A Confidential," Artnet (web), January