Watie White's Bio
Watie White was born in 1971 of itinerant cultural anthropologists in Palo Alto, CA. Eventually settling in rural Southern Illinois, he worked at the family business, Ancient Lifeways Institute, until attending Carleton College (BA, 1993). Degrees followed at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA, 1999) and American University (MFA, 2003).
He currently works as a painter and printmaker based in Omaha, Nebraska. Before moving to Omaha in 2006, he was integrally involved in the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, as well as an adjunct faculty member of DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
Watie’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Schopf Gallery in Chicago, IL, 5+5 in Brooklyn, NY and the DokHouse Gallery in Amsterdam. His work has also been featured in several publications, including New American Paintings, Almagre, OYEZ Review, Omaha Magazine and the Omaha World-Herald. He is a 2002 recipient of the Stanley G. Wolpoff Award from American University and a 2013 Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award winner.