L.A. Watson is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work explores the interlocking oppression of women and non-human animals. Watson earned her B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Kentucky and is currently pursuing an MFA at Vermont College of Fine Art.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series at Rutgers University and she has received grants from the Culture and Animal Foundation and the Animal Welfare Trust among others. A full portfolio of work can be viewed at: www.lawatsonart.com
L.A.’s first interaction with chickens was as a child—she has fond memories of visiting her grandparents and waking up to the sound of a rooster crowing and of watching hens run around the yard. She also has not so fond memories of an elementary school classroom hatching project, and of a fluffy little chick who died when she was allowed to take him/her home without much (if any) instruction.
L.A. recently moved from the city to Elk Hill farm in Frankfort, Kentucky and has added “adopting rescued chickens” to her “to do” list. She would like to dedicate this exhibit to the fluffy little chick who continues to haunt her memories and to Angry Chickens everywhere.