ABOUT THE ARTIST

Education:

  • 2006-2011 BA, Business Administration, Florida A&M University, FL
  • 2013-2015 MBA, Florida A&M University, FL

Galleries:

  • 2018 SK.ArtSpace Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2018 Urban Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Press:

  • 2018 –Perspectives featuring Watson Mere (TV Broadcast) – Bronxnet TV
  • 2018 – “NYC NextGen 10, Art & Culture” C-Suite Quarterly Magazine
  • 2018 – “His Image of Trump went viral”, The Washington Post
  • 2018 – “Meet Watson Mere”, Philly Magazine
  • 2018 – “Haitian artist Watson Mere: Deep diving into the mind of an Expressive Genius” AlloAyiti.com
  • 2018 – “This Haitian American artist’s image of MLK hushing Trump goes viral again”, Public Radio International
  • 2018 – “Haitian-American Artist Explains His Image Of MLK And President Trump”, NPR – Here & Now
  • 2017 – “The Story Behind One Of The Most Powerful Images On the Resistance”, Good Magazine
  • 2016 – “Watson Mere” – The Grey District
  • 2015 – “The Magnetic Illustrations of Haitian-American Artist Watson Mere”, AfroPunk

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2018 – “Good Morning” – Urban Art Gallery - Philadelphia, PA. November 1st – November 30th
  • 2018 – “Art at Lakou” – Lakou Café – Brooklyn, NY. November 17th – December 1

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2018 – “I Was Created to Create” – SK. ArtSpace, New York, NY, September 29th
  • 2018 – “Mixed Media”, - Red Rocks, Washington DC, July 7th
  • 2018 – “Art Is The Culture”, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA, May 31st
  • 2018 - “Mixed Media”, - Red Rocks, Washington DC, April 6th.
  • 2018- “Art Is The Culture”, B.You Society Loft, Philadelphia, PA, March 30th
  • 2017- “Art Is The Culture”, B.You Society Loft, Philadelphia, PA, December 29th
  • 2017 - “Mixed Media”, - Smith Public Trust, Washington DC, December 13t
  • 2017 – “DRKMTRS: Art & Interviews”, - The Rotunda Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, December 11t

Awards:

  • 2018 – C-Suite Quarterly – NextGen 10 New York – Philanthropy, Art, & Culture
  • 2018 – Citation of Honor (Arts)– District Attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 2018 – Creole Image Honors – Jean-Michel Basquiat Award
  • 2018 – Tropicalfete – Award of Excellence

Watson Mere, an artist of Haitian descent with no formal training in art, has been creating art since he was a young child. Until age four, Watson experienced a delay in his speech and could not verbally communicate. His teachers introduced him to art in order to help him fully express himself. This was his beginning.

When Watson was 11, he was introduced to the computer program, Microsoft Paint. This became his medium.

Watson finds inspiration from the love, struggles, happiness, and pain of the people of the African diaspora. Each piece is designed to spark the viewer's imagination as to interpret the work of art that stands before them. With the screen as his canvas and the mouse as his "brush", Watson meticulously transforms social issues like race, poverty, and religion into extraordinarily rare and unique works of art. This is his passion.

"I hope [my art] allows people to think. I want to inspire them - make them contemplate something. I want to give people something to consider that they don't see on a daily basis. I want to help them think and use their imagination."

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." ― Napoleon Hill