Elizabeth Anne Watkins works with ideas of creating now-time to understand how we conceptualize the world around us. Her practice engages a wide range of disciplines, finding points of convergence between historiography, neuropsychiatry, quantum mechanics, architecture, and time-based media. She employs a wide variety of tools to craft a new model for projective thought, including video installation, performance, drawing, and writing.
She has published art and film criticism both in print and online, staged public performances in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Cairo, and has guest lectured at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pennsylvania and in the Critical Studies department at the California Institute for the Arts. Her work will be published in the forthcoming issue of ASPECT: Chronicle for New Media Art, and her collaborative work with Everett Lawson was presented at the Critical Information: Mapping the Intersection of Art + Technology Conference for Graduate Studies at the School of Visual Art in New York.
She’s been profiled by MIT News, MIT Tech TV, and the forthcoming issue of PLAN, the magazine for the MIT School of Architecture + Planning. She’s also been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a University of California at Irvine Research Fellowship, an MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, an MIT Office for the Department of Graduate Education Diversity Fellowship, and two MIT Council for the Arts Grants.