Julian Watts

JULIAN WATTS combines traditional wood carving techniques with an experimental sculptural approach to explore the formal and conceptual intersections between the human body, the landscape, and the functional objects that we interact with every day. This approach has continued to evolve, expanding to incorporate an entire ecosystem of abstract, biomorphic wood carvings, ranging from bowls, to furniture, to largescale, purely sculptural pieces.

Watts's work has been shown internationally including recent solo exhibitions at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York, Curators Cube in Tokyo, and Jack Fischer gallery in San Francisco. He has participated in numerous art and design fairs, including Design Miami/Basel, Fog Fair, and The London Design Festival, and has had work exhibited in the London Design Museum, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Architectural Digest, The New Yorker, and American Craft Magazine, among other publications. He was shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize in 2018. He has taught courses at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Anderson Ranch, and was the Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Wood Arts at the California College of the Arts.

(Source: Julian Watts Studio)