Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Authors: Dr John Murphy, Derrick Cartwright, Jolene Rickert, Jordan Schnitzer

The first in-depth examination of the Seneca Nation artist’s prints, an ongoing and central part of her practice.

The interdisciplinary oeuvre of Seneca Nation member Marie Watt (born 1967) draws from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism and Indigenous teachings. Her work underscores the sacred role of storytelling throughout history and across culture, delving into elemental themes such as dreams, myths, memories, earth and the cosmos.

This catalog, published on the occasion of Watt’s retrospective traveling exhibition, is the first-ever inquiry into the artist’s printmaking processes and techniques. Spanning from 1996 to the present, the book compiles a considerable breadth of prints: from her early print works at her alma mater Yale to her collaborations with masters of the trade at Crows Shadow Institute, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Tamarind Institute and, most recently, Mullowney Printing Company. Scholarly essays by curator John Murphy and art historian Jolene Rickard reflect upon Watt’s contributions to the discipline.

Hardcover 176 pgs.

Published 2022

ISBN: 9781732321250
ISBN-10: 1732321256