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Mel Watkin

Cobden, IL, United States

Ms. Mel Watkin’s solo exhibitions include: Franklin Furnace, New York, Illinois State Museum-Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, and the Missouri Botanical Garden and Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis. Her group exhibitions include shows at the Sheldon Galleries and Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis; Longue Vue House, New Orleans, and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri. Reviews have appeared in New American Painters #83, Art in America, The Washington Post, the Riverfront Times, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, among other publications. Her artwork is included in numerous private collections and the collections of the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas and Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis. Her artist’s books are included in the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, Special Collections at the New York Public Library and the Fine Arts Library at the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University. She has been awarded three grants from the Illinois Arts Council and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship. Her artist’s residencies include: Palazzo Rinaldi, Noepoli, Italy, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois and Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming. Ms. Watkin was also one of 9 artists selected to create permanent public artworks fabricated in collaboration with Franz Meyer of Munich, Germany for the “C” Concourse at Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

Mel's ArtPrize Entries

These are Mel's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Mel Watkin: Mighty Chrysanthemum Tree

    Mel Watkin: Mighty Chrysanthemum Tree

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Mel Watkin
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