Kristen’s work focuses on conceptual installations and intuitive painting that begin with concentrated introspection and behavioral observation rooted in her study of spirituality and social psychology. Her art explores how thought, spirituality, and culture (currently digital culture) affect human behavior and relationships.
Watson is currently working as an artist in residence at New City Galerie, Burlington, VT. She received a grant to return to the Vermont Studio Center this fall and she has also completed an artist residency at the Rensing Center in South Carolina. She exhibits her work locally and regionally in group and solo shows, and has been selected for several juried exhibits. Her work is also held in private and public collections.
Watson spent her formative years in Ohio and Virginia then traveled the northeast for several years before settling in Vermont in 2000. She spent over a decade as a medical professional before committing to her studio practice & business full time.
She holds degrees in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Vermont (summa cum laude) and a Vermont Art Educator license. Currently she teaches at Burlington City Arts and Davis Studio, and is also a teaching artist for the Vermont Arts Council, and a VAC grant recipient.
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Kristen and Dave, her husband, #1 art critic, fabricator, installation engineer & magician, have been married for twelve years and make their home in Georgia, Vermont, where they enjoy outdoor adventures, movies, public radio, playing, and relaxing in the hammock.