SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS / PERFORMANCES

2006

"Micki Watanabe: Recent Sculptures", EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE, Earlville, NY.

2005

"Lost & Found in the Stacks", BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, Brooklyn, NY.

2004

The Object of Literature, EVERGREEN HOUSE MUSEUM, Baltimore, MD

Stories and Containers, JULIO ART GALLERY, Loyola College. Baltimore, MD

2001

Stories and Containers, THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE ART GALLERY, Albany, NY

Between Floors, BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GALLERY, Pittsfield, MA.

2000 

Sur - vey (installation), ISLIP ART MUSEUM, Satellite Gallery at Dowling College, East Islip, NY

Present, EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE ART CENTER, Nyack, NY

1997

Fault Lines (installation) SPACE GALLERY, Western Michigan Univ. Kalamazoo, MI

1996

Telling Tales (installation), SPACES, Cleveland, OH

1995

The Match (installation) URBAN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS. Grand Rapids, MI

Sweating Liquids, (installation) A.R.C. GALLERY, RawSpace, Chicago, IL.

1994

Sweating Liquids, (installation) FRANKLIN FURNACE ARCHIVES. New York, NY

Princess Studies, (installation/performance) ACME ART CO. Columbus, OH

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006

New works, LEONARD FOX LTD. New York, NY (two person show)

Co-Dependent @ Scope Art Fair. THE LIVING ROOM, Miami, FL

2005

Contemporary Women Artists: New York, INDIANA UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Terre Haute, IN

At Home: Visions of our Place In the World, HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT, New York, NY

2004

Either OrBits, B57 CONTEMPORARY ART, Brooklyn, NY

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, Brooklyn, NY

2003

Macht Vergleichnar, New York Cross-Cut, KUNSTVEREIN FIRMA PARADIGMA, Kunstverein, Linz Austria

Signs+Senses+Envelopes, CARE/OF GALLERY, Milan, Italy

Sculpture: A Matter of Soft and Hard, The Artists Alliance @ Clemente Soto Vélez Center, New York, NY

Hello Franklin, IM N IL GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY

2002

AIM 22. BRONX MUSEUM. Bronx, NY

Hash Brown Potatoes. SMACK MELLON STUDIOS, Brooklyn, NY

2001

Faces/Phases, MUNICIPAL BUILDING GALLERY: Manhattan Borough President Office. New York, NY

The Museum of Unspoken Desire, GALLERY 138. New York, NY

Edgescapes, GOLIATH VISUAL SPACE, Brooklyn, NY and Blackbird Space San Francisco, CA

Interior Landscapes, HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT, New York, NY

Cities and Desire, ROTUNDA GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY

2000

Transporter, ABOUT STUDIO GALLERY, Bangkok, Thailand

Sidelong Glance, Im n Il GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY

1999

Outer Boroughs, WHITE COLLUMNS, New York, NY

No More Dumb Bunnies, JORGENSEN GALLERY, New York, NY

1998

Places to Go, People to See, GALLERY ONETWENTYEIGHT, New York, NY

1997

3rd Annual International Exhibition of Women's Art, SOHO 20 GALLERY. New York, NY

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

AIM program, Bronx Museum. Bronx, NY spring 2002

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. 2001

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award 1995-96

Art Matters Fellowship Grant 1995

Regional Artists’ Projects Grant, NEA 1994

 

EDUCATION

1993 MFA - Ohio State University, Department of Art. Columbus, Ohio.

1991 BFA - Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Residencies

Smack Mellon Artist Studio Residency. Brooklyn, NY 2006-07

Evergreen House @Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore MD, summer 2003

Bemis Center for the Arts. Artist Residency. Omaha, NE summer 2002

Henry Street Settlement Artist in Residence Workspace program. NYC 1999-2000

Brooklyn Community Access Television Residency. Video grant. 1999 

World Views studio Residency Program in the World Trade Center. Administered by LMCC, NYC 1998-1999

Atlantic Center for the Arts. New Smyrna Beach, FL. (dance residency) 1995.

 

TEACHING

2000-present

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN New York, NY 

Dept. of Core Studies, Foundation Program, Adjunct Professor 3-Dimensional Design. 

1997-present

PRATT INSTITUTE Brooklyn, NY 

Foundations Art Department, Adjunct Assistant Professor 3-Dimensional Design. 

1998-99

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, HUNTER COLLEGE New York, NY 

Department of Art Adjunct Assistant Professor Beginning and Advanced Sculpture, Introduction to Visual Experience.

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY Lewisburg, PA

Department of Art Assistant Professor: Elements of Art, Beginning Sculpture, Advanced and Beginning Drawing. 

1994 Spring

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Columbus, OH 

Department of Art Lecturer Beginning Sculpture, 3-D Design 

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Columbus, OH 

Department of Art Teaching Assistant 3-D design, Beginning Sculpture, Metal Fabrication,

Construction Sculpture and beginning drawing

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

AP Reader- Studio Art. Ewing, NJ. Summer 2005, 2006.

Gallery talk: "Whispering in the Library with Micki Watanabe, Winsten Tabb, dean of JHU libraries, and Robert Saarnio, architecture historian", Evergreen House, Baltimore, MD October 23, 2004 

Artist Talk: "Stories and Containers", Loyola College Julio Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD October 24, 2004

Speaker: Lawrence and Isabel Barnet Symposium, Ohio State University. Columbus, OH May 2004

Juror: Artist in Residence Program. Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. January 2004

Lecture and Workshop: Plaster Casting. Parsons School of Design. Foundations Department New York, NY 2003

Lecture: Artist Talk. Bemis Center for the Arts. Omaha, NE. June 2002

Visiting Critic: Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA. May 2002

Lecturer: "Abstraction Reactions", South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY February 7, 2002

Panelist: Individual Artist Project Grants. Ohio Arts Council. Columbus, OH. January 2001-02

Gallery talk: "Stories and Containers", College of Saint Rose Art Gallery, Albany NY. November 1, 2001

Gallery Talk: "Between Floors", Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Pittsfield, MA. October 3, 2001

Panelist: Artist In Residence Program. Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY. 2000

Gallery Talk: "Sur-vey", Anthony Giordano Gallery @ Dowling College. Oakdale, NY. April 30, 2000

Lecturer: "Current Works", Ohio State University, Department of Art. Columbus, OH. Fall 1994

Lecturer: "Current Works". Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Spring 1997 

Gallery talk: "Princes Studies", Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. February 26, 1997

Panelist: Selection for Installation Artists. Franklin Furnace. New York, NY. 1995-96

Lecturer: "Current Works", Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Fall 1995

 

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McAdams, Shane, "Micki Watanabe, Lost and Found in the Stacks, Brooklyn Public Library", Brooklyn Rail. November 2005, pg 27.

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Kocache, Moukhtar and Erin Shirreff, Site Matters, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Wrold Trade Center Artists 

Residency, 1997-2001. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY 2004

Wennermark, Erik, "House Guests", Radar Magazine. Issue 12 December 2004, pg 20-21.

Giuliano, Mike, "At Evergreen, a Museum Inspires its Own Exhibit", The Baltimore Sun. October 31, 2004

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"Artists Present Visionary View of the City" Park Slope Courier. March 26, 2001

Blumenthal, Carl. "Urban Fantasies on Display at Rotunda Gallery". Brooklyn Heights Press. May 10, 2001

Chatham Courier, Arts Section. September 27, 2001

Harrison, Helen. "When the Natural Comes Face to Face with the Intrusions of Humanity",
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