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Esther Pearl Watson, born in 1973 and grew up in the DFW area with a father who was obsessed with the idea that he could build a working flying saucer and sell it to NASA or Ross Perot.

She has always been a journal keeper and most of her paintings come from her past experiences or her present day experiences.    

Esther currently divides her time between teaching full time at Pasadena Art Center College of Design, making art, illustrations, and spending time with her family.  

Born 1973 in Frankfurt, Germany; Lives and works in Los Angeles

EDUCATION

2012 MFA, California Institute of the Arts
1995 BFA, Art Center College of Design

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021
Esther Pearl Watson Safer at Home: Pandemic Paintings, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Esther Pearl Watson, Greenhouse, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, LA
Dust It Off, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX

2020
20 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, LA
Safer at Home: Pandemic Paintings, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, LA

2019
Esther Pearl Watson: Dream Believer, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Fine Arts Gallery, Kenosha, WI
Mothership, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Folk Art Collection of John Mitchell from Eureka Springs AR The Stink Eye, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX

2018
Esther Pearl Watson: Tire Universe, Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA
April 14, 1561, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Good Job Dream Achiever, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, Texas
Tire Universe, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, LA

2017
Starship Pegasus, Antonio Columbo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Blackhole Blowout, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, Texas
Now More Than Ever, LACE Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles
For the Good Times, Sp(a)ce, Pasadena

2016
The 11th Annual Blab Show, curated by Monte Beauchamp, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles
The Furies, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, CA
Cocoon, Arts Factory, Paris, FR
Galactic Plains, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hearsay, Artists Reveal Urban Legends, LosJoCos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Atrium, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
New Works, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX
The Future Arrives, Galleri Galleberg, Norway
Family Lexicon, Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan, IT

2014
Sky, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Amazon Solitaire, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA
Explorers, CSC Gallery, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX
Hexenhaus, 495 Alameda St, Altadena, CA
With Open Eyes, Grafikens Hus, Mariefried, Sweden
It’s Not a Circus Without a Big Top, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX

2013
Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Hidden Behind the Stars, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
Cal/Arts MFA Graduate Exhibition, LA Mart, LA
Fort Beavatron, CalArts Mint Gallery, Valencia, CA

2011
CalArts Main Gallery, Valencia, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Land Of Magic, Lesher Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Women in Comics, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX

2010
New Works, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX

2009
Visions of the Future, Billy Shire Fine Art, Culver City, CA
Texas Instruments, Domy, Austin, TX
When in Texas act like a Texan, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX

2008
3rd Annual LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16, Los Angeles, CA
Failure, The Lab at Belmar, Lakewood, CO
Blab Show!, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Kansas City, KS
LA Paint, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2007
The Weirding Field, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

2006
What I Remember, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2005
Keep On Laughing, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary, Toronto, CA

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