Watie White

1314 William Street, Omaha NE, 68108
watie@watiewhite.com | 402.206.6286
2003 MFA, American University, Washington DC
1999 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
1993 BA, Carleton College, Northfield MN
Selected Commission / Public Art

2017
Lead Stories, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Omaha NE
100 People, Omaha NE
Mural Commission, Google Inc, Council Bluffs IA
2016
Mission, Kids Against Hunger, Omaha NE
2015
Midtown Tales, Midtown Crossing, Omaha NE
The New Nebraskans, Justice for Our Neighbors-NE, Omaha NE
You are here, InCommon Community Development, Omaha NE
Mapping Leadership, Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Omaha NE
2014
all that ever was, always is, Habitat for Humanity-Omaha, Omaha NE
2013
all that ever was, always is, Habitat for Humanity-Omaha, Omaha NE
2012
Inside/Out, Douglas County Youth Corrections, Omaha NE
InCommon Ground, InCommon Community Development, Omaha NE
2011
Youthbuild, Goodwill Industries, Omaha NE
2010
Benson Mural Project, Omaha By Design, Omaha NE
Nomadic Studio, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago IL
2008
The Blizzard Voices, Designer/Co-Author, Opera Omaha, Omaha NE

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017
Watie White, Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, Omaha NE
2016
Watie White, Museum of Nebraska Art, Omaha NE
Watie White: Woodcuts, Hastings College, Hastings NE
2013
Interior Lives, Lux Center, Lincoln NE
2012
The Chicago Project, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Hyde Park Art Center, Southside Hub of Production, Chicago IL
2011
Watie White, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln NE
Watie White, Lux Center, Lincoln NE
2010
Slippery Humanist Values, Jackson Street Artworks, Omaha NE
Studio Chicago: Nomadic Studio, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
State of the Art, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis TN
State of the Art, Mint Museum, Charlotte NC
2016
State of the Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN
State of the Art, Telfair Museum, Savannah GA
2015
Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha NE
58th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Chautauqua NY
2014
State of the Art, Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville AR
NAC Fellowship Award, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney NE
2013
Cardiff Flash Fiction Day 2013, Wales UK
2011
Juried Show, Bowery Gallery, New York NY
Blizzard Voices, Governor’s Mansion, Lincoln NE

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

2016
 Omaha Art and Entertainment Award: Best Public Art
Visiting Artist, Hastings NE
2015
 Omaha Arts and Entertainment Award: Best Public Art
 Omaha Arts and Entertainment Award: Best Artist
 Mid-American Arts Association: Artistic Innovation Grant, “The New Nebraskans”
 58th Annual Chautauqua Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Honorable Mention
2014
Humanities Nebraska, “all that ever was, always is”
Humanities Nebraska, “The New Nebraskans”
Nebraska Arts Council, “all that ever was, always is”
City of Omaha Neighborhood Grant (3), “You Are Here”
2013
 Mid-America Arts Alliance: Artistic Innovations Grant, “all that ever was, always is”
 Nebraska Arts Council: Individual Artist Merit Fellowship
2010
Puffin Foundation Grant

Selected Bibliography

2017
The Reader, “History Detective”, Janet Farber
2015
The Reader, “You Are Here”, David Thompson
Omaha World Herald, Familiar Faces Hang Out on Park Ave”, Casey Logan
2014
The Reader, “Watie White’s Urban Tales”, Leo Adam Biga
Omaha World Herald, “In North Omaha, Art Briefly Brings Condemned Building Life”, Casey Logan
WOWT, “House Art Tells Neighborhood Story”
KMTV, “Omaha Artist Turns Condemned Houses into Works of Art”
2013
New American Paintings #108, Steven T Zevitas
KVNO, “White Brings Voice back to Old House”
Omaha World Herald, “Omaha Painter Turns Soon-to-be-Razed House into Art Work”
KETV, “Artist Creates Masterpiece in the Ruins”
2012
Prairie Schooner Online, Fusion#1:Work
2011
In Our Shoes: Stories from South High, cover, Alli Lopez
2010
Paper Politics, “Socially Engaged Printmaking Today”, Josh McPhee