OLIVER WATTS

BIO

Oliver Watts, Sydney-based artist, lecturer and curator, works across a range of media including painting, collage and video. Watts’ paintings are seductive, rich and complex. He paints with a restrained looseness, his mosaic-like brushstrokes languid and gestural. Permeating his works is the Australian landscape, the heat of the sun, the crunch of the forests and the deafening sound of cicadas.

Watts completed his PhD in art history and jurisprudence at the University of Sydney in 2009 and lectures at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). He has been a selected entrant in prizes including the Mosman Art Prize, the Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship and the Brett Whitely Scholarship Exhibition and won the Noel Chettle Art Prize. He was a founding member of the Chaser Team, as cartoonist and illustrator.

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Blue Stone, Exhibition text, 12 Jun 2013
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Catalogue Essay, Kafka's Painter, Adam Jasper, 2014
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Three Suns, Exhibition Catalogue, 10 Mar 2010
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Three Suns, Press Release, 1 Mar 2010
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OLIVER WATTS CV

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EXHIBITIONS

Stone Blue

12 Jun - 6 Jul 2013

Group Show

12 - 22 Dec 2012

Kafkas Painter

8 Feb - 3 Mar 2012

Three Suns

10 Mar - 3 Apr 2010