Watson Fine Arts Center features work by Wardell Picquet

April 19, 2022

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The St. Philip’s College Watson Fine Arts Center will feature the work of Wardell Picquet in the Morgan Gallery through May 5. The featured art is part of Picquet’s “Majestic" series and the very first public viewing of the latest body of work, Matriarch. 

Picquet is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. In his hometown, he was a Fine Artist, Art Magazine Publisher, Graphic Designer, Public School Elementary Art Teacher, and High School Graphics Instructor. Wardell graduated from the Xavier University of Louisiana under the tutelage of the famous late Artist, John T. Scott. Picquet, along with two partners, established and developed RedDot, a Visual Arts Magazine. RedDot was New Orleans’ first full-color Arts magazine, dedicated to the interests of Artists and Arts Organizations.

Wardell has lived in San Antonio, Texas since his displacement by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Here in San Antonio he has worked in the nonprofit Art sector with StoneMetal Press Printmaking Center and spent time as a member of SAVA (San Antonio Visual Artists), SAEAS (San Antonio Ethnic Arts Society), Msanii Afro Centric Artist Collective, Gevers Street Studio and the Artist Group, Art at the Jalapeno. He worked as an Art Instructor for the 21st Century Program under the Carver Community Cultural Center. For the past ten years, Wardell Picquet has been training the next generation of Graphic Design professionals in his role as Full-time Graphic Design Instructor at Sanford Brown College - San Antonio (formerly IADT - the International Academy of Design and Technology).

Picquet’s artistic interests include Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Collage, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sequential Art, and 3D Design. He likes dealing with color, pattern, texture, shape, contrast, abstraction, and the overwhelming magnificence of the human form. He continues on his quest to blend all of these Artistic pursuits into a cohesive and aesthetic whole.

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