Lives and works in Greenville, SC
(b. 1970, American)
8-Word Artist Statement:
“Stories are flowing from my mind and fingertips.”
My work is a calcuolatory process where one calculation leads to the next and so on, until the dialectic, the energy and the opposing forces are interesting and complete to me. The finished “image” is a compilation of my ideas and experiences and my reaction to the materials I am using. I manipulate them to build a language of personal imagery that, to me, is aesthetically pleasing, thought-provoking and at times, humorous. I encourage the viewer to interpret their meaning based on their own experiences. I work primarily with acrylic on canvas, paper, and wood.
- Katie Walker received her MFA with distinction from the University of Georgia and her BA in Studio Art from Furman University.
- She has exhibited her work at the South Carolina State Museum, Greenville County Museum of Art (SC), Columbia Museum of Art (SC), Spartanburg Museum of Art (SC), Pickens County Museum of Art and History (SC), Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA), and the Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA).
- She has been a part of: Art Fields 2018; the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia (2011, 2015); and was an award winner at the 2005 Florence Biennale in Italy.
- She has been published in New American Paintings, Vol. 40, 2002, and the publication’s 2010 anniversary edition.
PRESS + MEDIA
Katie Walker Opens At Hodges Taylor
New exhibit opens in the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at USC Upstate
Greenville Artist Katie Walker, Art Bomb Studios, Greenville, S.C.
[Greenville Art Buzz; Video]