Kelley Walker

ARTIST: Kelley Walker

DOB/PLACE:  8/26/1969, Columbia, Georgia

RESIDENCE: New York

EDUCATION: BFA, 1995 U of Tennessee, Knoxville

MAJOR SHOWS/GALLERIES/COMMISSIONS:  

Named one of 10 “Greater N.Y.” show Artists most likely to succeed by NY Magazine

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/kelley_walker.htm

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES:  Uses copy, cut & reprint technique with Epson ink-jet printer and screen printing methods...also, sculpture, painting, photographs.  Has used unconventional items such as toothpaste and chocolate in his work.  Printing off register, overlaying with blotches or scrawls ‘complicates’ the way we ‘read’ them, revealing shifting layers of meaning.              For more on this:

http://whitney.org/www/2006biennial/artists.php?artist=Walker_Kelley

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION: Borrowed material which he defaces...somewhere between painting & graffiti. Compared to Warhol, Pollock, Deiter Roth, Richard Prince by ‘The Village Voice’.

SUBJECT MATTER/THEMES/CONCEPTS DEALT WITH:  current events, disasters, politics, calamities.  Influences include POP Art, Jasper Johns

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0268/is_5_42/ai_112735016/


LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY:

http://www.paulacoopergallery.com/exhibitions/40

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2007/may/06/art1

Interviews:

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/kelley-walker/

http://www.flashartonline.com/interno.php?pagina=articolo_det&id_art=33&det=ok&title=KELLEY-WALKER


researched by Janet Weyenberg


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