Brittany M. Watkins (b.1989, Carrollton, Ga) lives and works in Columbia, South Carolina as a full-time artist. Her practice examines contemporary society through a lens of psychoanalysis and social critique as she moves between a range of media. Since obtaining her Master’s Degree of Fine Art in 2016 from Florida State University, she has exhibited in international fairs such as UNTITLED Art Fair (Miami) and Art Fair Philippines (2020) along with artist-run spaces and galleries in the U.S. and abroad. Her site-specific installation <Accept [(Self) + Elsewhere] was awarded the Juried Panel Prize ($25,000) in ArtFields 2017, where she later erected a public art installation at TRAX Visual Art Center (2018). She has participated in notable residencies such as The Vermont Studio Center and Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences. She is currently working towards a solo show at Good News Arts in High Creek, FL this February. Additionally, her work will be shown throughout the Philippines in 2022 with representation by Mono8 Gallery

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EDUCATION
2016   Florida State University, MFA
2012   The University of West Georgia, BFA  

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, & COMMISSIONS
2022   South Arts State Fellowship, South Carolina Representative, 2022

2022   Individual Project Grant ($1875), South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina

2022   Olympia & Granby Mills Public Art Commission, Gatehouse #5, Columbia, SC

2020   Long Road Projects, Independent Artist Residency, Erie, PA
2020   Springbreak Show Independent Artist Finalist, New York, NY
2019   Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, two-week residency, Rabun Gap, GA 
2018   701 Center for Contemporary Art, Awarded six-week residency, solo show, Columbia, SC
2018   Vermont Studio Center, one-month sculpture residency, Johnson, VT
2018   Merit Grant & Work Exchange Award, Vermont Studio Centers, Johnson, VT 
2018   ArtFields Public Art Commission, TRAX Visual Art Center, April 2018, Lake City, SC
2017   ArtFields Juried Panel Prize, <Accept [(Self) + Elsewhere], Lake City SC
2016   International Sculpture Competition Nominee 
2016   Jim Boone Endowment for The Arts, Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, FL
2015   Sculpture Area Award, Departmental Scholarship, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
2023*  ifArt Gallery**, with Timothy Daisy, Columbia, SC (TBD)

2022*  Westobou Gallery, with Lucia Riffel & Elise Thompson, Augusta, GA- 08.06.22

2022*  Good News Arts, Solo Exhibition**, High Springs, FL 
2022*  Mono8 Gallery, w/Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin & Carina Santos, Manilla, Philippines 

2021   Laundromat Art Space, "Maladaptation Sits", (curated by A.Westerfield), Miami, FL
2019   MINT Gallery, Under them-there Hill, Mama..., Atlanta, GA 
2019   Park Ave. Studios, "GUT/CUT" (Curated by Allison Westerfield, Savannah, GA
2018   701 Center for Contemporary Art, "AFFECT-ED, BEING" (solo show)**, Columbia, SC
2018   621 Gallery, "& Co." Duo exhibit with Tenee Hart*, Tallahassee, FL
2018   ArtFields, Featured Artist / Public Art Commission*, Lake City, SC**
2018   M.Chapel Projects, "Something to Have", Sarasota, FL
2017   Pólar Festival, "[S O U R C E] site 2", with Erin Honeycutt, Stöðvarfjörður Iceland
2017   Tallahassee Glassworks, Object Relations with Gisela Fernandez, Tallahassee, FL 
2017   <Accept [(Self) + Elsewhere, 2017 ArtFields Competition, Lake City, SC
2017   @the SH/ed/, "Space2; Space Removed", with Colleen Itani, Tallahassee, FL
2016   Museum of Fine Arts(FSU), MFA Graduating Artist "[The-Space-Between]", Tallahassee, FL
2016   SOUP experimental, "Lucia; Not-Self", Main Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2014   Working Method Contemporary, "Looking Into; HER", Tallahassee, FL
2013   Kibbee Gallery, "Selections from An Internal Existence", Atlanta, GA
2012   Bobick Gallery, "An Internal Existence", The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023   South Arts Southern Prize & State Fellowship Exhibition, TBD
2022*  Art Fair Philippines, Mono8 Gallery, Makati City, Philippines 
2022*  Art in the Park, Mono8 Gallery, Makati City, Philippines 
2022*  Xavier Art Fair, Mono8 Gallery, San Juan City, Philippines 
2022*  Visayas Art Fair, Mono8 Gallery, Cebu City, Philippines 

2021   UNTITLED Art Fair, with Long Road Projects, Curated by Aaron Levi Garvey, Miami, FL (December)

2021   Art Fair Philippines, Mono8 Gallery, (Curated by Kelli Maeshiro), Manilla, Philippines
2020   Good News Arts, I'm Looking Forward...(Curated by Jessica Caldas), High Point, FL
2020   SMALLS Projects, The Democracy Project,(Curated by Cynthia Hollis), Online Exhibition
2020   701 Center for Contemporary Art, The Shape of Things (Curated by Wim Roeff), Columbia, SC
2020   Bad Video Art Festival, with Michelle LaFrance, Berlin, Germany
2019   Mono8 Gallery, Future Present 19 (Curated Exhibit), Manilla, Philippines
2019   Photography Festival with Marge Monko & Flurr, Untitled Live Performance, Estonia
2019   Bobick Gallery,  Alumni Biennale, The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
2019   MINT Gallery, InstallMINT (Curated by Jessica Helfrecht), Atlanta, GA
2019   Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Faculty Show, FSU, Tallahassee, FL
2018   621 Gallery, The Art of Resistance (Curated by Cynthia Hollis), Tallahassee, FL
2018   Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Faculty Show, FSU, Tallahassee, FL
2017   Knockdown Center, Nasty Women Exhibition*, Brooklyn, NY**
2017   SMALLS Gallery,  Nasty Women Exhibition, Tallahassee,FL
2016   Phyllis Strauss Gallery, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me (Juried Exhibit), Tallahassee, FL
2015   Aqua Art Miami** (with Working Method Contemporary), International Art Fair, Miami, FL*
2015   Working Method Contemporary, Rape Culture (Curated by Maize Arendall), Tallahassee, FL
2015   Oglesby Union Gallery, More Than A Body, Tallahassee, FL
2014   The Plant, Tallahassee Mural Project (with Elise Thompson), Tallahassee, FL 
2013   South Gallery, Florida State College, All Florida Ceramics Invitational, Jacksonville, FL
2013   Working Method Contemporary, The Dean’s Advisory Board Invitational Show, Tallahassee, FL
2012   Bobick Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibition, The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
2011   Douglasville Arts Center, 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Douglasville, GA

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2022   Burnaway.org, Close Look, 'Ctrl [Alt] Self, June

2021   UNAFRAID.NET, Artist Feature, Beláxis Buil, December 

2019   Foundwork Featured Artist, Guest Curator: Aaron Levi Garvey, December 2019, foundwork.art
2019   CREATE! International Art Magazine, Issue 13, Curated by Margaret Winslow
2018   Free Times: Art Review, ...Inner Reality, Tom Mack, October 3, freetimes.com/arts
2018   Free Times: 8 Days a Week, Brittany M. Watkins, Columbia Craft Ocktoberfest…, Sep. 26
2018   Playlist: Features, Volume 3, Issue 4, Unrivaled Displays, Lindsay S. Buchanan, Pages 4-5
2018   Artfields 2017 Catalogue, 2017 Winners + 2017 Accepted Artist, Page 284
2017   Florida State University College of Fine Art News, Art Alumna Brittany Watkins
2017   The Times Georgian, Local Artist Wins ArtFields Competition, May 17, 2017
2012   The West Georgian, “Brittany Watkins Molds her Future,” Emily Deaver,   Volume 64- Issue 11, artists perspective