education

• 1999-2002: MFA in Visual Art, concentration bookarts, State University of New York at Purchase.
• 1992-1997: BFA in Visual Art, concentration printmaking and drawing, University of North Carolina at Asheville.

solo exhibitions

• 2007: "Jason Watson: A Second Look", Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2006: “Character Development: New Drawings and Prints”, Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Cranford , NJ, and the Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
• 2006: "Letterforms and Object Studies", Illinois Central College, Peoria,  IL
• 2002: "The Museum Project", Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, State University of New York at Purchase.
• 1999: "Book Burning", collage series with mixed media installation, Zone One Contemporary Art Projects, Asheville, NC.
• 1998: "Tether/Leash", collage series with mixed media installation, Zone One Contemporary Art Projects, Asheville, NC.
• 1997: "FOUR", University Gallery, University of North Carolina at Asheville.

selected group exhibitions

• 2007: "Metro 25", City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.
• 2007: "Face to Face", Victory Arts Projects, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2007: "The Fantastic Form", Perth Amboy Center for the Arts, Perth Amboy, NJ
• 2007: "Process Exposed", Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ.
• 2007: "99¢", Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2006: Fall Juried Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY. juror Carrie Moyer
2006: “Drawing Stage”, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ., curator  E. Carmen Ramos.
• 2006: “3+3= Artists in Residence”, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ.
• 2006: National Juried Competition, Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation, Long Beach Island, NJ., juror Carter C. Foster, Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum of Art.
• 2006: Spring Artists in Residence Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY.
• 2006: ProArts New Jersey Juried Members Exhibition, Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ., juror Beth Venn, contemporary curator Newark Museum of Art.
•2006: “Connections”, William Paterson University, Jersey City, NJ., juror Donald Kuspit
• 2006: “Monumental”, Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ. Jersey City Museum
• 2006: “(k)nots”, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2005: “One America”, Art Center at Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2005: “Hand-Pulled Prints”, Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2005: “Intolerance”, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ.
• 2005: New Jersey Center for Visual Arts International Exhibit, Honorable Mention, Summit, NJ.
• 2004: 30th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL
• 2004: “The A/V Club, Art and Technology”, Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2004: “Drawing from the Well”, Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ.
•1997: “Visual/Verbal: Text in Contemporary Art”, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.

residencies, organizations, and awards

• 2007: panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts, artist fellowships in Drawing, Printmaking, and Artist Books
• 2007: First Prize, "Italy For a Young Artist", sponsored by the Italian Consulates of New York and New Jersey.
• 2007: visiting artist residency, Didymus Press, Salisbury, CT.
• 2007: juror, Annual Student Art Show, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
• 2006: visiting professor and artist-in-residence, St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
• 2006: co-curator, Cathedral Arts Festival, Jersey City, NJ.
• 2005-2006: Artist in Residence, annual keyholder program, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY.
• 2005: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts residency program, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Amherst, VA.
• 2005: Artist in Residence, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
• 2005: The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, artist member
• 2004: Cooper Union Summer Artists Residency Program, New York, NY.
• 2002 - present: The Drawing Center, slide registry, New York, NY.
• 2002: American Institute of Graphic Artists, member
• 1999: North Carolina State Arts Alliance, Emerging Artists Projects Grant.

teaching experience

• 2007: St. Mary's College of Maryland; Introduction to Drawing, Special Topics in Studio Art (Found Objects, Found Surfaces, Found Materials).
• 2006: St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Combined Media (drawing, painting, and printmaking).
• 2005, 2006: Pace University, New  York, NY; Basic 2D Digital Design.
• 2005, 2006: Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY; Solarplate Etching, Non-toxic Photo-Etching.
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• 2000-2001: Figure Drawing, undergraduate senior seminar, Purchase College, NY.
• 2000: Beginning Printmaking, Purchase College, NY.
• 1999: Beginning Drawing and Painting, Purchase College, NY.

recent reviews

* Sept. 22, 2006: “Make Room for Drawings, Wide Ranging Show at City Without Walls” by  Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, New Jersey.
* March 18, 2006: “Knots in Theory and Practice” by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times.