Richard T. Walker

Solitude, human nature, and dialogue are at the core of Richard T. Walker’s work. Walker employs a variety of media, including video, music, photography, sculpture and performance–often intermixed–to explore and question the experience of the individual within the natural landscape.

Walker (b. 1977, Shrewsbury, UK) received his MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, 2005. His work is held in the collections of SFMOMA, Kadist Foundation (San Francisco / Paris), and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K21), Dusseldorf, amongst others. He has exhibited and performed world wide, including solo and group exhibitions at SFMOMA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; The Contemporary Austin; The Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; The Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; and Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, among other venues. Walker has been an Irvine Fellow at the Montalvo Art Center and a resident at The Headlands Center for the Arts and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He received an Artadia Award in 2009.

Richard T. Walker, forever not quite #1, 2017, Pigment prints
Richard T. Walker, an outline of a thought as it refers to its inner self, 2016, Neon, found branch, modified rock
Richard T. Walker, the consequences of everything else, 2016, Chromogenic transparency in light box, Shure SM58 microphone, and Roland base amplifier, modified rock
Richard T. Walker, the consequences of everything else (detail), 2016
Richard T. Walker, an outline of a thought as it refers to its inner self #2, 2016, Neon, found rock, modified rock
Richard T. Walker, in defiance of being here #9, 2016, Neon, tripod, modified rock, Casio tone MT68 keyboard
Richard T. Walker, in defiance of being here #10, 2016, Neon, plexiglass, Casiotone MT-68 keyboard, rocks
Richard T. Walker, Contingency of an Afterthought, 2016, Casio tone MT68 keyboard, modified rock, tripod, stone, Fender Squire telecaster guitar, VOX amplifier, cables, electroharmonics freeze pedal, chromogenic transparency in light box
Richard T. Walker, the space inside repetition #1 (neon off), 2013 - 2016, Neon, framed pigment print collage, wooden shelf
Richard T. Walker, the space inside repetition #1 (neon on), 2013 - 2016, Neon, framed pigment print collage, wooden shelf
Richard T. Walker, this as determined by these #2, 2016, Pigment prints
Richard T. Walker, an elusive equivalence (grid), 2016, Collaged pigment prints
Richard T. Walker, an elusive equivalence #1, 2016, Collaged pigment prints
Richard T. Walker, an elusive equivalence #14, 2016, Collaged pigment prints
Richard T. Walker, an is that isn’t always, 2015, Single channel video
Richard T. Walker, what could be (14180), 2013, Chromogenic transparency in light box
Richard T. Walker, outside of all things, 2013, Two channel video