Nick Watson

Monument-003 (detail), 2018
Stone, wood, acrylic, silver leaf
11 x 11 x 11″


Nick Watson is a sculptor currently living and making in Charlottesville, Va. He graduated from The University of Virginia in 2015 with a studio art degree, and in 2016 he completed the prestigious Aunspaugh fellowship for the arts, awarded yearly to several of  UVa’s most promising studio majors. He makes his livelihood crafting one of a kind culinary knives, through processes closely related to those implemented in his sculpture. Nick’s artwork is founded in a childhood surrounded by art––from time spent in his mothers home studio, to his fathers New York City gallery––and informed today by the movement he finds in the world around him.

2015/2016 – 5th year Aunspaugh Fellowship at The University of Virginia

2018 (upcoming) – Two person exhibition, Gibson Island Club, Gibson Island, MD
2018 – Expressions in Black and White, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2017 – Two-person exhibition, New City Arts Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2016 – Group exhibition, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2016 – Two-person exhibition, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville. VA
2015 – Two-person exhibition, Gibson Island Club, Gibson Island, MD
2014 – Group exhibition, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, DE
Baker-Butler Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA
Private. Including: New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Charlottesville, VA; Madrid, Spain; Chestertown, MD

2016 – Teaching Assistant to Mark Dion, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2013 – Intern for Jim Hodges, New York City, NY

I have been exploring new materials and processes to create my most recent work. I am incorporating new metals like zinc, and acrylic resin and cement—while continuing to be inspired by the movement I find in the world around me. This show will include a variety of works, from table mounted pieces to sculptures anchored to the wall and from the ceiling. Each piece is paired with a haiku that offers a clue into what inspired it’s making.