Chris Watts is a Brooklyn and Paris-based artist from North Carolina. In drawings, paintings, films and installations, Watts recasts images and scenes, often taken from film, music and found printed material. He seeks not to simply supplement a new narrative, but to create a project of disruption. His group exhibitions include Can you see me?, Diggs Gallery at Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC, (2016); Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC, (2015) and High Point University, High Point, NC, (2016); Realities in Contemporary Video Art, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France, (2015); So Much to She, Flanders Gallery, Aaron Fowler and Chris Watts, Raleigh, NC, (2015). His residencies and awards include Artist in Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, (2014); Artist in Residence, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, (2010); and Emerging Artist to Watch, The International Review of African American Art, Hampton University Museum, (2015). Watts holds a B.F.A from College of Arts and Architecture, University of North Carolina Charlotte and an M.F.A from Yale University School of Art.
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