My work explores our ethical relationship to non-human animals, while employing critical tools and strategies of feminism. Through a process of appropriation and manipulation disparate “norms” in visual culture are re-contextualized in order to interrogate the established hierarchy of “the human” and challenge privileged assumptions regarding the status of non-human animals.
L.A. Watson is an interdisciplinary artist working in the field of human-animal studies. Watson holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Kentucky.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series at Rutgers University and is in the permanent collection of The National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS). She recently co-curated the exhibit, “Uncooped” for NMAS and is a founding member of the artist coalition ArtAnimalAffect.
Watson currently works in her home studio on Elk Hill farm in Frankfort, Kentucky.