Larry Walker-bio

Larry Walker

Biography

Artist – Specializing in Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media/Collage. Born in Franklin, Georgia 1935 (grew up in New York, N.Y.)

Education

  • M.A. (Drawing and Painting) 1963
  • B.S.  (Art Education) 1958
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Academic Positions

  • 2000   Retired with Professor Emeritus status, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • 1983 – 2000   Professor – Drawing and Painting, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1983-1994     Director of the School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1964 – 1983   Professor – Drawing, Painting and Art Education, Department of Art, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
  • 1973-1980   Chairman of the Department of Art, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2007    Larry Walker – Wall Series in Transition – Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA – September 7 – October 4
  • Larry Walker: 10 Years of Painting – Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA March 31 – May 12
  • 2005    Larry Walker – Cross Cultural Dialogue – Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA -September 9 – October 7
  • 2004    Visual Legacies Series, An art exhibit by Larry Walker (also includes one work each from 5 former students), Georgia College & State University, Blackbridge Hall Gallery, Milledgeville, GA – September 27 – October 29
  • Diptychs: Pathways in the Garden – Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta, GA – Barkin-Leeds Ltd. With cooperation from the Fay Gold Gallery – July 22 – October 7
  • 2003    Larry Walker – Wall Series: a ten-year overview – Huntsville Museum of Art, Encounters Series – Huntsville, Alabama – January 12 – April 13, Peter Baldaia, Curator (Catalogue)
  • 2001    Larry Walker: Four Decades – a retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings. Masters Series – City Gallery East, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta and Georgia State University, School of Art and Design Galleries (catalogue)
  • 1999   Larry Walker: Saguaro Spirits – A solo project in conjunction with the 1999 Nexus Biennial Exhibition – Nexus Contemporary Art Center – Atlanta, Georgia

Group Exhibitions

  • 2006   The Sande Webster Gallery presents “Dialogue”, Philadelphia, PA, July 5 – August 23
  • The Pin Up Show: 23 mini shows in one, City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, GA, April 14 –  June 2
  • Focus: Artist Collections (featuring works from the private collections of eight artists) – MOCA GA at SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA, May 4 – July 22
  • 2005    “Soulstice” – Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, July 8 – August 9
  • “Giving Honor” – a special project in conjunction with the Kerry James Marshall Exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art curated by K. James Marshall and Dr. Emily Hanna – February 6 – April 24
  • 2004   “Gathering” – curators: Virginia Phillip and Lisa Alembik, The Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA – September 9 – November 21
  • “Through the Gates: Brown vs. the Board of Education” – curators: I. Lutterodt and K. Pleasant, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA – February 5 – July 31
  • “Contemporary Drawing” – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Eisentrager/Howard Gallery – January 19 – February 21, curator/director: Joseph Ruffo
  • 2003   Atlanta Biennial Exhibition – Curated by Franklin Sirman – The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, March 21 – June 7
  • “Looks Good on Paper: 2nd Edition” – Spruill Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, June 5-August 30
  • 2002   “Black Romantic” – Invitational Exhibition curated by Thelma Golden – The Studio Museum in Harlem – NYC, April 25 – June 23
  • 2001  “Marking Time – Historic and Contemporary Drawings” – curated group exhibition – Brenau University Galleries at Simmons Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia
  • 2000  “Go Figure” – curated group exhibition – LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1998 “Crossing Cultures” – curated group exhibition – LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • “Altered Beliefs: Rethinking the Black Aesthetic” – City Gallery East, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1997  “Body and Soul: Contemporary Southern Figures” – a curated exhibition of sculpture, painting and drawing – Four site tour, 1997-1998: •Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia •Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi •Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama •Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida (catalogue)
  • “New Works” – Group exhibition – LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • The Art of Collecting: African-American Art in African-American Collections – Tubman African-American Museum – Macon, Georgia, Guest Curator, Kevin Cole
  • 1996   “20th Century African American Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Walker” – Gallery I, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas
  • “Art in Atlanta” – works by 20 artists from Atlanta – 2-year tour at Amerika Haus sites in Germany: Magdeburg, Munich, Berlin, Saarlouis, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne
  • 1995   “Revival of the Figure” – a selection of large scale work by Southern Artists – City Gallery East – Atlanta, Georgia

Juried Exhibitions

  • 2005   The Red Clay Survey – Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama – Juror, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz (Catalogue)
  • 2002   “LaGrange National XXII Biennial Exhibition-Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia – Juror, Benny Andrews (Catalogue)
  • 2000   The Red Clay Survey – Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama – Juror: Benny Andrews (catalogue) 
  • 1999   Columbus Museum Regional Juried Exhibition – Columbus, Georgia
  • 1998   National Juried Exhibition – “Art Beyond Borders” – National Black Arts Festival 10th Anniversary, Atlanta, Georgia (Catalogue)
  • 1997   18th Southwest Black Art Exhibition – the African American Museum, Dallas, Texas
  • 1995  59th Annual Midyear Exhibition – The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. Jurors Barbara Rose, NY art critic and Tim Eaton, curator, Boca Raton Museum (Honorable Mention award)

Awards

  • 2007  Recipient of a “Working Artists Project” from The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) sponsored by The Charles Loridans Foundation, 3/2007-3/2008
  • 2005   Honorable Mention Award – The Red Clay Survey
  • 2002   Purchase award – LaGrange National XXII Biennial
  • 1997  Purchase award – The African American Museum, Dallas, Texas

Collections

  • The Paul Jones Collection – University of Delaware, Newark, DE 2004
  • Huntsville Museum of Art – Huntsville, AL 2003
  • Bureau of Cultural Affairs – City of Atlanta 2003
  • Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum – LaGrange, Georgia 2002
  • Spelman College – Atlanta, Georgia 2001
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2001
  • Florida A & M University – Tallahassee, Florida 2000
  • Hartsfield International Airport – Concourse E, Gate 31 – Atlanta, Georgia 2000
  • Hallmark Cards – Kansas City, Missouri 1999
  • African American Museum – Dallas, Texas 1997
  • Hartsfield International Airport – Concourse E, Gate 31 – Atlanta, Georgia 1996
  • Clark Atlanta University – Atlanta, Georgia 1996
  • Hammonds House Galleries – Atlanta, Georgia 1992
  • Drs. David Blumenfeld & Paula Eubanks, Atlanta GA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Walker, Little Rock, AR
  • Isobel Neal, Chicago, IL
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Howell , Atlanta, GA
  • Ms. Barbara Burrell, Chicago, IL
  • Drs. T. Boston and C. Ross, Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Paul Jones, Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Herman Donatelli, Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. James Jackson Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harris, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Harris, Oakland, CA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Head, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cole, College Park, GA
  • Dr. and Mrs. David Driskell, Hyattsville, MD
  • Drs. Herbert & Darlene Charles, Atlanta, GA
  • Brenda & Lawrence Thompson, Atlanta, GA/NYC
  • Darwin F. Brown, Atlanta, GA
  • Nina & Theodore Wells, Livingston, N.J.

 

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