Christopher J. Watts                                        Phone: 509-334-3369
530 SE Derby                                                   e-mail: cjwatts@wsu.edu
Pullman, WA 99163

EDUCATION

1971         M.F.A., Honors
                Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1969         B.F.A. Dip.A.D. First Class Honors
                School of Art, University of London, Goldsmith's College, London, England

1964-66     Foundation Program, Plymouth College of Art,
                Plymouth, England

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015         Professor Emeritus, Fine Arts Department,
                Washington State University, Pullman, WA

1988-2015 Professor, Fine Arts Department,
                Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2009-2012 Interim Chairperson, Fine Arts Department,

2002-2003 Washington State University, Pullman, WA

1988-2000 Chairperson, Fine Arts Department,
                Washington State University, Pullman, WA

1984-88 Chairperson, Gallery Director, Art Department,
                Participation in Painting and Color Theory
                Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

  Art Director/Coordinator, Governor's School for the Arts of Tennessee (l986--1988)

1978-84    Chairperson, Gallery Director--Art Department
                Participation in Foundation and Fourth Year Programs)
                Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA

1975-78 Slade School of Fine Art, London, England
                Post-Graduate Program (Visiting Artist, Painting)

1975-76    University of Reading,
               Post-Graduate Program, (Visiting Artist, Painting)

1974         Dartington College of Arts, (Visiting Artist, Lectures, and Projects)

1973-74    Gloucestershire College of Art, BFA Program
                Visiting Artist, Lectures, Projects, Sculpture

1973-74 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England
                B.F.A. Program, (Lecturer in charge of Foundation Group, basic concepts in 2-D, 3-D and drawing)

1974-78    Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England
                Visiting Artist, Lectures and projects, Foundation and BFA

1971-73 Instructor, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI   
                B.F.A. Program, Sculpture and Drawing, 1st thru 3rd Year Program, 2-D, 3-D and Drawing
                Curriculum Committee, Gallery Committee, and Advisor for Fourth Year Projects

1969-71    Graduate Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
                2-D, 3-D design and drawing

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Invitational Juried Art Auction. (Group) MoNA, La Connor, WA
                Invitational Biennial Benefit. (Group) Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2017         Guest Artist, “Shapeless Impact Not Time Slow Is (Flits By) Giorgio Sadotti.”
                (Group) Bonington Gallery, Trent University, Nottingham, UK

                Collaboration, “3 Dartboard (Constellation) Giorgio Sadotti.”
                (Group) Thames-Side Studios, Trinity Wharf Studio 27, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, UK

2016         “Washington’s State Art Collection,” (Group) Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
                “Faculty Focus,” (Retrospective) Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2015         “Geometric Abstraction,” (Group) Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA
                “Legacy,” (Group) Museum of Art, WSU, Pullman, WA

2013    “Grid/Graph,” (Group) John Pollard Curator, Mulherin + Pollard Gallery, NY, NY
                “Push/Pop,”  (Forsyth and Watts) Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada
                “This This Monster This Things,” (Group) Giorgio Sadotti Curator, The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK                    

2012         “Boarders.” (Group) Michael Caldwell Curator, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
                “This This Monster This Things.” (Group) Georgio Sadotti Curator, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK

2011         “Drawing Installation.” Door Project Gallery, 27 Ludlow Street, NY, NY
                “Recent Work.” (Group), Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
                Invitational   (Group), Anchor Access, Anacortes, WA
                “Sketchbook Project,” (Group), Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY—exhibition went on national tour.

2010         “Sketchbook Project,” (Group), Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
                “Monster,” (Group), Giorgio Sadotti Curator, Sadotti Experimental Studio, London, UK

2009         “Works From the Heart,”  (Group), Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, WA
                “Mathematics of Art,”  (Group), Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA
                “Chris Watts: Selections,” (One Person), Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA                        

2008          Quick Draw,” (Group), Art Gallery of South Okanagan, Penticton, BC, Canada
                “Works From the Heart,”  (Group), Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, WA
                “Art Auction Invitational,”  (Group), Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
                “Invitational Exhibition,” (Group), Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID
                “The Artful Beauty of Science,” (Group), Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR
                “Horizontal Juxtapositions,” (One Person), Fishbowl One, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

2007         “Order Contemplations,” (One Person), Esvelt Gallery, Pasco, WA

2006         “Now Ain’t Before Is,” (Group), Curator Giorgio Sadotti, London, UK

2005         “Seeing Beyond the Numbers,” (One Person), Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
                “LKG Artists,” (Group), Prichard Art Gallery, Moscow, ID
                CWU Intersections:  Works on Paper,  (Group), Sara Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA
                Museum of Northwest Art Auction Exhibition, (Group), La Conner, WA

2004         “WSU Faculty Exhibition,” (Group), Fina Gallery, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, B.C. Canada
                “Mark My Word: text, code and literary illusion,” (Group), Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
                “Spokane River,” (Group), Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
                “Faculty Exchange Exhibition,” (Group), Hong Ik University, Seoul Korea

2003         "Number Structures, Marks to Sounds" (One Person), Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
                “Chris Watts, Number Structures, Marks to Sounds” (One Person), Prichard Art Gallery, Moscow, Idaho
                “Carry on Drawing,” (Group), International traveling exhibition curated by Avantika Bawa.

2002         “Carry on Drawing,” (Group), International traveling exhibition curated by Avantika Bawa.

2001         "One Person Exhibition," Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
                “WSU Faculty Exhibition,” (Group), WSU Tri-Cities, Richland,WA

2000         "20th Anniversary Exhibition," (Group), Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                "Summer Exhibition," Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
                "For Marina with Love," (Group), Prichard Art Gallery, Moscow, ID
                "Mondriaanhuis/Archive 90," (Group), Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, Netherlands
                "Spirals, Numbers, and Colored Layers," Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

1999         "WSU Art Faculty Exhibition," Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco, WA
                "WSU Art Faculty Exhibition," (Group), WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA

1998        "Salon De Fax Invitational," (Group), University of Maine Museum of Art, Maine

1997         “Number, Pattern, Image,” Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada
                “Personal Grids, Spirals and Rotations,” Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, BC, Canada
                “Two Studios One Bed,” (Group), Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA

 1996        "Translations," (Group), Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England. Curated by Nathan Cohen
                "Translations" (Group), Reed's Wharf Gallery, London, England. Curated by Nathan Cohen
                "Approaches to Abstraction" (Group), Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC. Canada
                "Approaches to Abstracton" (Group), Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC. Canada

1995         "Group Invitational " (Group), Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
                "Washington: 100 Years, 100 Paintings "  (Group), Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
                "Artfair, Seattle" (Group), Cumberland Gallery Exhibition, Seattle, WA 

1994         "2 Hats: Artist/ Administrator/ Curator/ Critic  (group), Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University. 
                Curated by Susan Sagawa, Bellevue Art Museum
                "15 from America"  (Group), Khabarovsk, Regional Museum, Russia

1993         "15 from America"  (Group), Artetage, Vladivostok, Russia
                "Rational Systems" (Group), Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA 

1992         “Rational Systems" (Group), Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
                "Rational Systems" (Group), Northview Gallery, Portland Community College,Portland, OR
                Summer Exhibition (Group), Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                Palouse Summer (Group), Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

1991         "Multiples: The Sciences and Art" (Group), Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
                "Inside and Out of the Palouse" (Group), Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
                Selected Work (Group), Microsoft, Bellevue, WA                                    

1990         10th Year Anniversary Exhibition (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                20th Year Anniversary Exhibition (Group) Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA
                "One-Person", Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1989         "Small Works", (Group) Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA
                Summer Exhibition (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                "Bumberbiennale, Decade of Abstraction 1979-l989", Seattle, WA. Curated by Mathew Kangas
                "One-Person Exhibition", Cornish College, Seattle, WA
                Annual Faculty Exhibition (Group), Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA                                  

1988         "Small Packages Winter Exhibition", (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN            
                Annual Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA          
                "Summer Lights", (Group Invitational) Nashville, TN
                "Contemporary Tennessee Drawings", (Group) Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN
                Faculty Exhibit (Group), State Board of Regents Building, Nashville, TN

1987        "Artragious", Aids Research Benefit (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                "Summer Lights", (Group Invitational) Nashville, TN
                "Black and White", (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                "Artists Who Work with the Computer", (Group)Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
                "New Work/New Talent", (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                "Works in Progress", (Group), Art Department, Middle Tennessee State University, Mursfreesboro, TN

1986        "One-Person", Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                "One-Person", Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
                "Ten in Tennessee plus Nine", Exhibition organized by the Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN. Juried by Peter Frank
                "Summer Show", (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                (Group) Hendersonville Art Center, Hendersonville, TN

1985        "Opening New Space", (Group) Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
                "Colour and Systems", (National Group Exhibition)
                Sponsored by Arts Council of Great Britain, London, England
                "Microwave", (Group) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
                “Media and Variations", (Group) Montgomery Bell Academy,  Nashville, TN

1985         Summer Exhibition 1985, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1984         "The Creative Process", (Group), Art Department, Middle Tennessee State University, Mursfreesboro, TN
                "Scribing Sound", (Group) Hartford New Music America Festival, Hartford, CN

1983        "Salon Des Refuses 1983", (Group) Curator Mathew Kangas, Seattle, WA
                "Art Since 'Century 21': 1961-1983", (Group) Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
                "One-Person", Traver/Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA

1982         "One-Person", Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

1981         "One-Person", Traver/Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
                "One-Person", Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

1981         "Shapes as Ideas", Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
                "Seattle and Russian Artists", Nakhodka City Museum, Nakhodka, USSR

1980         (Group) University of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
                "Drawing Invitational", (Group) Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
                "One-Person", Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1979          "One-Person", Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA

1978          "Rational Practice", (Group) Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex, Sussex, England
                "Constructive Context", (Group) The Warehouse Gallery, London, England. Exhibition traveled throughout Britain in 1979 (Arts Council of Great Britain) Canterbury, Newcastle, Leigh, Dundee, Falmouth, Reading, Norwich, Dartington, Nottingham.                                  "P.C.L.", (Group) The Concourse Gallery, London, England
                "One-person", Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA

1977         (Group) Art Research Center, Kansas City, KS
                "One-Person", Northern Arts Centre, Newcastle, England
                (Group) The Playhouse Gallery, London, England

1975         "One-Person", Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
                "One-Person", Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
                (Group) South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, England

1972         “One-Person", Hobart College, New York
                "One-Person", Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

LECTURES:

2013         Artist Lecture, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada

2007         “Order Contemplations,” Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

2006         “Reflections on Numbers, Landscape, and Mystery,” Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

2005         “Exhibition Review,” Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

2003         "Number structures, marks to sounds," SFCC, Spokane, WA

2002         “What’s with the Numbers Watts,” WSU, Pullman, WA

2001         “Exhibition Review,” Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

2000         "Overview," Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
                “Visual Numerical Artwork,” Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
                "Conceptual Landscapes," Vladivostok Biennial, Vladivostok, Russia                                   
                "Loaded Landscapes," Museum of Art, WSU, Pullman, WA
                "Spiritual Content," Honors Program, WSU, Pullman, WA

 1999        "The Development of Personal Work," Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco, WA
                "Evolution of Ideas Involving Systems,” College of Art, Minia University, El Minia, Egypt

 1997        “Early and Current Influences,” Okanagan University, Kelowna, BC, Canada
                “My Personal Work,” Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, BC, Canada

 1996        "My Personal Work," Norwich College of Art, Norwich, England
                "Computer Use in the Arts at WSU," Norwich College of Art, Norwich, England

 1991        "Regional Artists and Gallery Systems" (joint lecture), Far Eastern University, Vladivostok, USSR

 1990        "My Personal Work," Department of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 1989        Personal Work and Introduction to the Faculty Show, WSU Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
                Recent Paintings, Cornish College, Seattle, WA
                "Visual Numerical Artwork," Department of Art, Cornish College, Seattle, WA

 1988        "My Personal Work," Department of Fine Arts, California State University at Chico, Chico, CA
                "My Personal Work," Fine Arts Department,University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 1987        "Computers and Creativity," South Eastern College Art Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
                "Stones-Numbers-Computers", Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

 1986        "My Personal Work with the Computer", Art Department, Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN
                "Art and Technology", Honors Lecture Series, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

 1985        "Stones and Stars", Honors Lecture Series, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
                "Systems", Honors Class, Middle Tennessee State University, Mursfreesboro, TN       

1984         "Bronze Age Remains, Idea Sources, Visual Numerical Artwork", Orcas Island Theosophical Society, Orcas Island, WA
                "The Creative Process Related To My Visual Numerical Artwork", Northwest Gifted Child Association, Seattle, WA

 1982        Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC
                Art Department, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

 1981        Art Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 1977        Maidstone College of Art, Maidstone, England

 1973        Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, England
                Central School of Art, London, England

 1972        Multi-media Presentation, Department of Fine Art, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

OTHER PARTICIPATION:

2017         Conference Committee of Reviewers,  “Cities’ identity through Architecture & Arts”, The Faculty of Fine Arts – Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

2009         Work renewed for inclusion in the Drawing Center Viewing Program
                Advisor for MA in Art and Science, Mathematics and Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, University of the Arts, London, UK

2006         Work accepted into the Drawing Center Viewing Program and Slide Registery Drawing Center, New York
                Visiting Artist Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

2005        CWU Intersections:  Works on Paper.  Panel discussion.

2004        Artist residency at Centrum, Port Townsend, WA

2000        “Workshop, Systems Art and Nature,” Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
                Participation in Vladivostok Biennial, Vladivostok, Russia

1999         "Workshop Systems Art and Geometry," College of Art, Minia University,El Minia, Egypt
                Catalog introduction on the work of Jo Hockenhull, Ruth McLaurin, Mary MaCullough for Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada.

1993         Performance of work from Contemporary Percussionist by Nicolle Anthony
                The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay, WI.

1993         Washington State University Invitational Competition, Art Selection Panelist

1993         Work represented in 'Archive 90' Cohen, London, GB, Van Zon, Amsterdam,NL.

1990         External Assessor for Weber State University, Review of Department of Fine Arts

1987-88    The New Art Examiner, Mid-South, Board Member
                The Arts and Humanities Council, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, Board Member
                Art and Economics, Guest Speaker, Kiwanis, Murfreesboro, TN

1986-88     Governor's School for the Arts, Advisory Board Member, Tennessee

1981-82     Contemporary Arts Council, Seattle, WA

1980          And/Or Gallery, Board of Advisors, Seattle, WA

1979-80      Special Projects Panel, Seattle, Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

1978           Selection Panel of Earthworks II Project, Seattle, WA

1977           Artists in School Scheme, Arts Council of Great Britain Plymouth, England

PUBLICATIONS: 

2001           CD “The Contemporary Percussionist, Twenty Etudes by Michael Udow and Christopher Watts.”  Published by Equilibrium with permission granted by Meredith Music Publications.

2000         Mondriaanhuis/Archive 90, Exhibition Catalog, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, Netherlands

1997         High Ground, “Two Studios One Bed,” Northwest Artist Book/Magazine
                “Personal Grids, Spirals and Rotations,” Vernon Art Gallery Catalog
                Artscribe, “Number, Pattern, Image,” Kelowna Art Gallery

1991         Constructivist Forum, "Involvement with Spirals" London, England

1988         Constructivist Forum, "Comments,"  A British Art Journal, London, England

1987-88     Contemporary Tennessee Drawings, Exhibition Catalog, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN

1985-86     Colour & Systems, Exhibition Catalog, Arts Council of Great Britain

1986          The Contemporary Percussionist: A Multiple Percussion Method, developed from my Numerical Artwork, Udow & Watts, published Spring 1986, Meredith Music. 

1982         Washington Years, Exhibition Catalog, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1978         Constructive Context, Exhibition Catalog, Arts Council of Great Britain.
                On My Visual Numerical Artwork, Leonardo, Europe.

1977         6 X 6 Scanning, music notation for percussion, Udow & Watts, American Composers Alliance, New York City. Performed: Stedleijk Museum, Holland;  American Cultural Center, Paris; toured extensively in the USA and Canada 1978 to present. 

REVIEWS 

2011 Art ltd, Woodland Hills, CA

2005    The Inlander, Spokane, WA

2001         Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA
                Art Week, Preview, West Coast Publication

1991         Lewiston Morning Tribune, Review by John McCarthy

1990         Nashville Business Journal, Nashville, TN

1989         Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, WA. Review by Regina Hackett

1988         Daily Mail, London, England

1987         Tennessean, Nashville, TN.

1987         Art Academy News, Cincinnati, OH

1986         Tennessean, Nashville, TN.

1985         Tennessean, Nashville, TN.

1984         The Hartford County, Hartford, CN.

1983         Artweek, Oakland, CA. 
                Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, WA.

1982         Art in America
                S.P.U. Arts Magazine, Seattle, WA.
                Vanguard Magazine, Canada
                Argus Magazine, WA.

1981         Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA.
                Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA.
                Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, WA

1981         Seattle Times, Seattle, WA

1979         Dartington Hall News, Dartington, England

1978         Artscribe, England
                BBC National Radio, "Critics Choice," England

1975         London Evening Standard, London, England

COLLECTIONS:

Private collections in Europe and USA
First National Bank, Providence Rhode Island
Seattle First National Bank
Honeywell Inc., Seattle, WA
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Arts Council of Great Britain,
Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Hartt School of Music Library, Hartford, CN
H.C.A., Nashville, TN
Third National Bank, Nashville, TN
Endata, Nashville
Northern Telecom, Nashville, TN
Bryan Penderton, Swats and McAllistor, Nashville, TN
J. D. Nichols Associate, Atlanta, GA
Bass, Berry, Conners & Sims, Nashville, TN
Washington State Arts Commission
Eastern Washington University/Spokane Center, Spokane, WA
Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Financial Asset Management, Ltd., Seattle, WA
Mondriaanhuis Museum, Amersfoort, Netherlands