Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Huewayne Watson is a fine and conceptual artist who mobilizes concepts of ancestor to activate practices of archival research, writing, documentary photography, and printmaking as methods for attending to the multiple literacies present within various communities throughout the Americas. His work explores the culture and politics of public life as it relates to claims of autonomy and practices of memorializing past connections.

He is an Instructor in African and African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. In 2012, he was an Institute of Museum and Library Services, (IMLS) Fellow for Museum Practice at the African American Museum in Philadelphia where in 2020 he was guest curator for the 2021 exhibition Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design.

St. Ann Parish, Jamaica