Michael Watson is a multidisciplinary artist whose work attempts to redefine the boundaries of and space around objects especially the body through interventions in mixed media, assemblage, installation and performance. He often use rice to imagine an unconstrained body in his work. He received his MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in 2013 and a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2006. His individual and collaborative work has been exhibited throughout the US including the Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, NYC (2015,16), Brooklyn Museum (2014-15), Leila Heller Gallery, NYC (2014), SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA (2014), Strange Loop Gallery, NYC (2014), Ideas City Festival via AiOP affiliated with The New Museum (2013), The Kitchen, NYC (2013), Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC (2012/13), and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN (2006). He has been an artist-in-residence in the AIR Program - 4heads Organization, NYC (2013), the New York Studio Program, NYC (2006) and a teaching artist at the Knoxville Museum of Art (2009-11). Currently, he is participating in the chashama studio program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.