Assistant Professor: Sculpture
John Watson received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland and his BFA from Webster University. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at HEMPHILL, Washington, DC, Laumier Scultpture Park, St. Louis, MO, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, Isolation Room, St. Louis, and Space 201 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN among others. Working primarily with found wood, Watson creates sculptures that are architectural in reference. The cast-offs of trade and industry or the discarded gems from remodeling projects are collected and repurposed into objects and installations. Watson taught sculpture in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University in St. Louis for 7 years, and he recently relocated to Nashville, TN where he joined the faculty at Belmont University in August 2012.