b: 1968, Pennsylvania. Watson received her BFA from The Pennsylvania State University in 1991, and
her MFA from The University of Maryland in May 2010. Watson's work has been featured recently in
solo exhibitions at The Contemporary Museum, McDaniel College, and Delicious Spectacle in Washington,DC , and in over scores of curated and juried exhibitions throughout the U.S. Including WPA Options Biennial 2011, ArtMD 2010, The Sondheim SemiFinal Exhibition 2013.
She has just been chosen by Mera Rubell to be in the WPA's Select exhibition in March 2014. Reviews of her work have been published in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, HaHa Magazine, Artful Life Blog, Washington CityPaper, New Art Examiner, and as a featured artist on MPT's Artworks This Week.
Watson has received Individual Artist Grants from Maryland State Arts council in 2011 and 2007, and 2001. She was the winner of the 2010 Sadat Art for Peace Prize. She has been a Finalist and Semifinalist for the Trawick Prize. Watson is currently an Awesome Baltimore Trustee. In 2012, she received 2 SNOSCARS for her work in Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Along with creating her own work, she is an adjunct professor, a curator, a founder of and Executive Director for Area 405 exhibition space since 2003. She and her partners created from the ground up a community that is Oliver Street Studios - where 35 artists have studio space and she runs. Watson lives and works in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District with her talented artist husband, James Vose, Great Danes Ada & Nigel, a cat named Elmer, and 5 year old son, Pulman.