Born 1967, Seattle. Lives and works in Brooklyn and Portland.
Marie Watt received an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in 1996 and also holds an AFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a BS from Willamette University. She has been recognized by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Betty Bowen Memorial Award, and the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation. In 2011, Watt was awarded a site-specific commission from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Watt has exhibited steadily since 1996 throughout the United States and held a residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in 2008. Her work has been prominently installed at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the Seattle Art Museum.
Marie Watt is a descendent of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nation, and her heritage plays a distinct role in her artistic practice. She brings natural materials and community involvement to a Pop Art sensibility, combining Native American tradition with Western art history.