Richard Walker

Friday 11th November 2011 at 1.00pm
in Lecture Theatre SB42 Scott Sutherland Building

Richard Walker was born in Cumbernauld, Scotland.

He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1973 – 77. Solo exhibitions have included those at Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick upon Tweed (2000); Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (1999); Mappin Gallery, Sheffield (1996); and the Andrew Mummery Gallery, London (2003). He lives and works in Glasgow.

He was a recipient of the Pollock/Krasner Award in 2001.
In spring 2005 he was a visiting artist at the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation.

A highly respected Glasgow-based artist, Walker was among the first to sound an alternative to the bombast of 1980s figuration, and he has steered a cogent course for painting alongside the neo-conceptualism of many of his contemporaries.

Returning consistently to direct observation, Walker has frequently depicted the immediate surroundings of his own studio.


About callumkellie

I am an artist living and working in Aberdeen, I ride bikes and like to write about it sometimes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: