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.