Watie White

b. 1971

Watie White is an Omaha-based painter, printmaker and public artist. For the past 30 years, Watie has created work that investigates meaning and storytelling in large-scale, detailed investigations of space inhabited by the absurdity of Midwestern human tales.

Since relocating to Omaha in 2006, Watie’s Studio and public practice has created over 30 site-specific, socially engaged projects leading to collaborations with over a dozen schools and more than a hundred murals with communities throughout the Midwest. Watie’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN), Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, NE), Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE), the Telfair Museums (Savannah, GA), The Mint Museum (Charlotte. NC), The Frist Center for the Arts (Nashville, TN) and the Dixon gallery and Gardens (Memphis, TN).