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EDUCATION

2004  M.F.A.    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA, Sculpture
1996  B.F.A.      Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
 
 
EXHIBITION RECORD
 
2007
Site Specific Installation, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn NY (upcoming)
Plain Text, 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA (upcoming)
 
2006
Site 92, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Interface, Fraser Gallery, Washington DC
Groups Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
 
2005
2005 World Expo, Karakuri Contest, Aichi, JAPAN
More Fresh Meat, Kim Foster Gallery, New York City, NY
Inpost Artspace, Curators: Kendra Huse and Tomar Flores, Albuquerque, NM
Kinesiology (solo), St. Mary’s College Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s, MD
State of the Art, Arlington Arts Center, Curator: Carol Garmon Arlington, VA,

2004
Madison’s Cave, Keith Talent Gallery, London, ENGLAND
Homecoming, Bank Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Pulse, 1708 Gallery, Curators: Peter Baldes and Kristin Beal, Richmond, VA
Thesis Exhibition (solo), Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Juried Student Exhibition (Dean’s Award Recipient), Curator: Ashley Kitsler, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA. 
Compound Interest, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY
Casserole, Artworks, Curator: Ray Kass, Richmond, VA

2003
Free Radicals and Concrete Sequentials, Orange Door Gallery, Richmond, VA
804 Noise, Polkadot Gallery, Richmond, VA
It Came from the Graduate Studios, Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, VA
2nd Annual Trans-Appalachian Tractor Pull, Carnegie Mellon University Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2002
Subtle Interventions, University of Virginia Fayerweather Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2001
Moonshine, 500 Second Street Art Space, Albuquerque, NM

2001
Between (solo), [AC]2 - Albuquerque Contemporary Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

1999
Seeing Red, Fort 105 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
500 Works, 500 Second Stet Art Space, Albuquerque, NM

1998
Taos Talking Pictures, Taos, NM

1997
Seep (solo), Site 21/21, Albuquerque, NM
 
1996
Gravity and Flying (solo), Broadway Art Space, Kansas City, MO
Gravity (solo), Kansas City Art Institute Student Gallery, Kansas City, MO
 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Campello, Lenny. “Interface: Art & Technology”. Shift Japan, Volume 110, January 2006
Tierney, Robin. “ArtScapes - The choice is yours at Bethesda Art Walk”. Washington Examiner, February 05, 2006
Cudlinm, Jeffry. “Interface”.  Washington City Paper, February 3, 2006
Dawson, Jessica. “The Positively Beautiful Magnet”. Washington Post, January 21, 2006
Campello, Lenny. “Claire Watkins”. Washington, DC Art News, January 31, 2006
O'Sullivan, Michael. “Art That Works”. Washington Post, January 21, 2005
Campello, Lenny. “State of the Arts”. Washington, DC Art News, January 31, 2005
“Review of State of the Art”, Washington, DC Art News, Television program Channel 56 WNVC-TV, Washington DC, February 3, 2005
Medina, Meg. “Insider Artist”. Shafer Court Magazine, 2004
Volk, Gregory. “The Class of 2004”. MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue, 2004
Robert-Pullen, Paulette. “Let the Show Begin”. Style Weekly, May 2004
Hume, Peter.“Sculpting a Reputation for the Extraordinary”.Richmond Times Dispatch 2004
Casuga, Jay-Anne. Nation’s Best”. Richmond.com, April 2003
Armitage, Diane. “Steve Barry and Claire Watkins: ‘Between”. THE Magazine,August’00
Cole, Dorothy. “Divine Art: ‘Between’ at [AC]2”. Weekly Alibi, June 2000
King, Bruce. “[AC]2 to Offer a Mix of Art and Science”, Albuquerque Arts, June 2000
Pastino, Blake. “Beyond 20/20: Site 21/21 Explores the Science and Art of Seeing”,Weekly Alibi, March 1997
 
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
2005
World Karakuri Contest, Travel Grant, Aichi, JAPAN
World Karakuri Contest, Production Grant, Aichi, JAPAN
2004
Artist-in -Residence, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, MD
Dean’s Award for Juried Student Art Exhibition,Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Reynolds Scholarship - Virginia Commonwealth University
Outstanding Student Achievement Nominee - International Sculpture Center, NJ
Graduate Teaching Fellowship - Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts Travel Grant (2) - Virginia Commonwealth University

2003-04
President of the Graduate Artists Association - Virginia Commonwealth University

2003
Graduate Teaching Fellowship - Virginia Commonwealth University
Outstanding Student Achievement Nominee - International Sculpture Center, NJ
Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Nominee - Virginia Commonwealth University

2002-03
Secretary of the Graduate Artists Association - Virginia Commonwealth University
Graduate Working Fellowship - Virginia Commonwealth University
Dean’s Scholarship - Virginia Commonwealth University

2000
Artist-in -Residence, Centrum’s Creative Residencies, Port Townsend, WA
1992-96
Dean’s List, Kansas City Art Institute - Kansas City, MO
 

ARTIST LECTURES AND PANELS

2005
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn NY
 
2005
St. Mary’s College - St. Mary’s, MD

2004
Mid-America College Art Association  (MACAA) - Panel Presentation  “New Energies - Next Generation”, Moderator: Moira Goeffrion, Minneapolis, MN
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation -Vero Beach, FL
Art Foundations Department -Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
VCU Arts League, Richmond, VA

2003
Moveable Feast -1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
 
2000
Centrum’s Creative Residencies - Port Townsend, WA