HARRISON WALKER

BIO

Harrison Walker (b. Huntsville, AL) received his MFA in Photography at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. He currently lives in Rockport, Maine while working at Maine Media Workshops + College. Walker is interested in the visual language created by the chemical components in photography and explores this through abstract forms often containing little to no subject as well as through manipulating found imagery and objects. His work references the otherworldly, questioning our perception of time and our relation to the landscape. His work was recently featured in The Hand Magazine and Light Leaked. Walker has shown at Soho Photo, New York, NY; City Hall, Philadelphia, PA; American University, Washington, D.C.; and Pop Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

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Education

2016             Master of Fine Art, Photography, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  
                     Teaching in Higher Education Certificate, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2013             Bachelor of Fine Art, Studio Art, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, Magna Cum Laude

Exhibitions

2017            
            UnBound6!, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA

            Mudras, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO;
            Curated by Adam Finkelston and James Meara, The Hand Magazine

            Art2017, Harlow Gallery, Kennebec Valley Art Association, Hallowell, ME;                         
            Juror: Corey Daniels

            Wayfaring, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport, ME;
            Curated by Rachel Mcdonald

            Alternative Processes, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC;
            Juror Jill Enfield

            Ironic Methods with Sincere Motivations, Archive Collective, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2016             
            Last Days of Summer, Lenscratch;  Juror: Aline Smithson

             Silence of the Aftermath, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

             Read Between the Lines, CAA 104 Annual Conference, Regional Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery and Academic Gallery, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, D.C.
2015             
            A Print in Time, City Hall, 4 th Floor, Philadelphia, PA;
            Juror: Amze Emmons

             11th Annual Alternative Process Exhibition, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, NY;
            Juror: Joni Sternbach

             Philalalia, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA;
            Curated by Jenn Pascoe

             Cast By the Sun, Crane International Project Space, Gallery 105, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA,  
            (Group Exhibition)

             Real People, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL;
            Juror: Shelley Smith

             Cast By the Sun, Pop Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia,
            (Group Exhibition)

             Long Hots, 25 East Gallery, Parsons: The New School for Design, New York City, NY                 
            (Group Exhibition)

             Rendered: Alternative Processes in Photography,  CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO;
            Juror: Lesha Maria Rodriguez

             All Student Juried Show, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA;
            Juror: Rockie Toner

2014             
            Selection from The Memories We’ve Buried Have Now Taken Seed, Gallery Office, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

             First -Year MFA Photography Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
 
2013            
            Who We Are, Senior Thesis, Wilson Hall Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            (Solo Exhibition)

             Annual Student Art Show, Wilson Hall Gallery and Salmon Library, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL;
            Juror: Jinsook Kim

             So Close, Exhibition / Installation, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            (Solo Exhibition)

             Emergence 2013 Exhibition, Chroma Gallery, Nashville, TN;
            Juror: Janin Otwell

             The Planets Gala, College of Liberal Arts, David C. Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL,
            (Invitational)
2012             
            Cross Disciplinary Summer Exhibition, Wilson Hall Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            (Invitational)

             International Photography Exhibition. Spragins Hall, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            Jurors: José Betancourt and Setareh Tajbakhsh

             Large Format Camera Exhibition, Salmon Library Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            (Group Exhibition)

            Annual Student Art Show, Wilson Hall Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            Juror: John Fields

2011            
            Global Studies Group Show: London, Union Grove Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            Group Exhibition

             Annual Student Art Show, Wilson Hall & Salmon Library Galleries, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL,
            Juror: Stephen Alvarez   

Awards

2017            Best in Show, Art2017, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell Maine.

                    Semi Finalist, The Print Center 91st Annual International Competition, Philadlphia, PA (Jurors: Kelly Baum & Jennifer Farrell)

2015            Dean’s Grant Recipient from Dean Hester Stinnet, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2015            Third Place Overall, 11th Annual Alternative Process Exhibition, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, NY

2014            Dean’s Grant Recipient from Dean Robert Stroker, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2011             Best in Show, Juried Student Art Show, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

2010            Best of College Photography, Finalist, Photographers Forum, Published by Serbin Communications

2009-13      Dean’s List, University of Alabama Huntsville

Features and Publications

2017            The Hand Magazine, A Magazine for Reproduction-Based Art, Issue #17, July 2017

                    Streit House Space, Featured Artist, Winter 2017; Editor: Jordanna Kalman

2016            The Hand Magazine, A Magazine for Reproduction-Based Art, Issue #14, October 2016

                    Black Bar Gallery, Featured Artist, Boise Idaho

                    Light Leaked, Features Artist. Editor: Ashley Kauschinger

Artist Talks

2016             Artist Talk, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

                     Gallery Talk with Art Advisory Council, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA