Virtual Studio Visit: Jennifer Mack-Watkins
July 30, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Jennifer Mack-Watkins
Jennifer Mack-Watkins holds an undergraduate degree in Studio Arts from Morris Brown College, a Master’s degree in art education from Tufts University, and an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited in several galleries and museums including the Newark Museum in New Jersey, the International Print Center in New York, Rush Art Galleries, the Brooklyn Museum, and Mason Murer Gallery in Georgia. She was a recipient of “The Elizabeth Catlett Printmaking Award” given by Hampton University Museum. Agnes Scott College, The Newark Public Library, and Clark Atlanta University have acquired her work, adding to their permanent collections. In 2014, Jennifer was selected and lectured at the 2nd Annual International Mokuhanga Conference at the Tokyo University of the Arts in Tokyo, Japan. Recently, Jennifer was selected to participate in the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory artist-in-residence program in Yamanashi, Japan in the summer of 2015. Mack-Watkins was selected by Dr. Sarah Lewis, participated in the Rush Arts Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition and Print Portfolio that was exhibited in Brooklyn, New York and at Miami SCOPE. The Joan Mitchell Foundation nominated her as a 2015 Emerging Artist. In 2017, Mack-Watkins presented at the International Mokuhanga Conference at the University of Hawaii. In 2019,Jennifer contributed worked with writer Fayemi Shakur and worked collaboratively with fifteen Newark-based, female-identified writers, poets and visual artists to create an artbook titled “ A Womb of Violet: An Anthology ”a collection of poetry and original prints along with fifteen Black women writers and artists from Newark, New Jersey. Jennifer also collaborated with the collective she is a member of,Black Women of Print, to produce the print portfolio titled “Continuum”. Nigel Freeman, Director of African-American Fine Art at Swann Auction Galleries, curated Mack-Watkins first solo gallery exhibition titled “ Mokuhanga and Me ”at Valley Arts Community Art Gallery located in Orange, New Jersey.The spring of 2021 Jennifer is expecting her first solo museum exhibition at The Brattleboro Museum located in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Jennifer Mack-Watkins currently lives and works in both New Jersey.