EDUCATION

2004		M.F.A.		Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
1996		B.F.A.		Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

SOLO EXHIBITION RECORD

2011		Electronic Circuitry, The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, UT

2009		Claire Watkins, Cynthia-Reeves Gallery, New York City, NY
		The Space Betwixt, Saint Gaudens Foundation, Cornish NH
		Physics of Phenomena, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA
            
2008		Claire Watkins, Transmission Gallery, Richmond, VA
		Flock of Needles, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
            
2007		Thinking about Thinking, Public Halls Installation, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY  2005 												
		Kinesiology, St. Mary's College Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's, MD	  
            
2004		Thesis Exhibition, Anderson	Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2003		Free Radicals and Concrete Sequentials, Orange Door Gallery, Richmond, VA 2000	
		Between, [AC]2 - Albuquerque Contemporary Art Center, Albuquerque, NM 1997 	
		Seep, Site 21/21, Albuquerque, NM 1996	
            	Gravity and Flying, Broadway Art Space, Kansas City, MO 	
            	Gravity, Kansas City Art Institute Gallery, Kansas City, MO  

GROUP EXHIBITION RECORD

2012		Seeing Ourselves, Curators: Koan Jeff Baysa, M.D. and Caitlin Hardy, M.D.,  
		MUSE Center of 	Photography and Moving Images, New York City, NY 
            
2010 		Physics, Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY
		Fabrications, The Newport Mill, Newport, NH
		Biology, Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY 
            
2009		Physical Reminders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR 2008  
		Working Space 08, Cuchifritos Gallery, Curator: Tatiana Arocha, New York City, NY
		Adaptation, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA 	
            	L.E.S. Currents, Office of the Manhattan Borough President, New York City, NY
            
2007		Agitation and Repose, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Curators: Gregory Volk & Sabine Russ, NYC, NY
		Plane Text, 1708 Gallery, Curators: Elizabeth Schlatter & Erling Sjovold Richmond, VA 
		Eye to I • Self Portraits by Women Artists, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM 
            
2006		Site 92, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
		Interface, Fraser Gallery, Washington DC Group Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2005 		2005 World Expo, Karakuri Contest, Aichi, JAPAN
		More Fresh Meat, Kim Foster Gallery, New York City, NY 
		XX , Inpost Artspace, Curators: Kendra Huse and Tomar Flores, Albuquerque, NM  	
            	State of the Art, Arlington Arts Center, Curator: Carol Garmon Arlington, VA,  2004
            	Madison's Cave, Keith Talent Gallery, London, ENGLAND 	Homecoming, Bank Gallery, Kansas								 		
           	Pulse, 1708 Gallery, Curators: Peter Baldes and Kristin Beal, Richmond, VA
		Juried Student Exhibition (Dean's Award Recipient), Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA.  
		Compound Interest, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY  	Casserole, Artworks, Curator: Ray			 			
		Kass, Richmond, VA 2003	804 Noise, Polkadot Gallery, Richmond, VA 	
		It Came from the Graduate Studios, Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, VA
		2nd Annual Trans-Appalachian Tractor Pull, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2002 		Subtle Interventions, University of Virginia Fayerweather Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 2001																						
		Moonshine, 500 Second Street Art Space, Albuquerque, NM 1999
		Seeing Red, Fort 105 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 	
            	500 Works, 500 Second Stet Art Space, 	Albuquerque, NM 1998	
            	Taos Talking Pictures, Taos, NM

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AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 

2011-12		Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program Recipient

2009 		Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship Recipient

2007		Artists Alliance Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program Recipient, New York, NY

2005		World Expo, Karakuri Contest, Travel Grant, Aichi, JAPAN
		World Expo, Karakuri Contest, Production Grant, Aichi, JAPAN

2004		Artist-in -Residence, St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, MD
		Dean's Award for Juried Student Art Exhibition - Juried by Ashley Kitsler, 
            	Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
		Reynolds Scholarship - Virginia Commonwealth University
		Graduate Teaching Fellowship - Virginia Commonwealth University
		School of the Arts Travel Grant (2) - Virginia Commonwealth University
		President of the Graduate Artists Association - Virginia Commonwealth University

2003		Graduate Teaching Fellowship - Virginia Commonwealth University	
		Secretary of the Graduate Artists Association - Virginia Commonwealth University

2000		Artist-in -Residence, Centrum's Creative Residencies, Port Townsend, WA

ARTIST LECTURES AND PANELS

2010		"All in My Mind" – Neuroscience and Art Panel Discussion, Central Booking Gallery, 
		Brooklyn, NY. Participants: Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Dr.Andre Fenton, Nene Humphrey, Eva Lee, Claire Watkins

2009  		University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR
		Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2005		St. Mary's College - St. Mary's, MD 
2004		Mid-America College Art Association  (MACAA) - Panel Presentation 
		"New Energies - Next Generation", Moderator: Moira Marti Goeffrion, Minneapolis, MN
		Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation -Vero Beach, FL
		Art Foundations Department -Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA