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Brett Walker
San Francisco, CA 
makeartbrettwalker@gmail.com
www.everybodydoesntlikebrettwalker.com

 

Education
University of California, Berkeley – graduated May 18, 2012
Master of Fine Arts degree, Department of Art Practice

Maine College of Art – graduated May 14, 2006 with honors
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography, honor roll student

Art Institute of Seattle – graduated December 19, 2002
Associates of Applied Arts degree in Commercial Photography from the School of Design

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Pictures From Baja - San Francisco, CA - Book and Job Gallery

2015   Red Place – San Francisco, CA - FourBarrel 

2015   Start With The Ideal - San Francisco, CA - Bloom Room

2013    Your Oceans Are Not Big Enough For Me – San Francisco, CA - FourBarrel

2013    One Pound and Fuck You – San Francisco, CA – The Garage Sale Project

2010    Self-Titled – San Francisco, CA – FourBarrel

2007    Mass Mass Media – Seattle, WA – 911 Media Arts Center

 

Selected Exhibitions and Film Screenings

2015

Group Show - San Francisco, CA - NWVSF

2014

24 Hour Telethon and Video Screening - San Francisco, CA - The Lab

ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition – San Francisco, CA – SOMArts

As It Happened - Alameda, CA - Gary Francis Fine Art

2013   

ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition – San Francisco, CA – SOMArts

In The Moment – San Francisco, CA –Harvey Milk Photo Center

Musings – Seattle, WA  – Photo Center Northwest

The Kids Are All Right – Andover, MA – Addison Gallery of American Art (catalog)

The Kids Are All Right – Greensboro, NC – Weatherspoon Art Museum (catalog)

If You Need Me, I’ll Be in Space – San Francisco, CA – Engine Works

Juried Show  – Portland, OR  – Newspace Center For Photography

2012   

NurtureArt Benefit – New York, NY – Charles Bank Gallery

The Kids Are All Right – Sheboygan, WI – John Michael Kohler Arts Center (catalog)

University of California, Berkeley MFA Graduate Exhibition – Berkeley, CA – Berkeley Art Museum

2011   

Maine College of Art Alumni Exhibition – Portland, ME – Institute for Contemporary Art

Film Screening – Portland, ME – Whitney Art Works

MFA Class Exhibition – Berkeley, CA – Worth Ryder Gallery

Film Screening – San Francisco, CA – Artists’ Television Access 

Artists For Freedom –San Francisco, CA - Somarts

2010   

Alternate Selves – Lexington, KY – Lexington Art League 

Golden State – San Francisco, CA – RVCA

2009   

Rattle My Cage – Seattle, WA – Vermillion

Superheroes – Chiang Mai, Thailand – Look at This Gallery

Call and Response – Seattle, WA – Crawl Space Gallery

The CVG Show – Bremerton, WA – Collective Visions Gallery

2008   

Vertical Hold – Ellensburg, WA – Gallery One

Mass Consumption – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center

New American Talent: 23 – Austin, TX – Arthouse at the Jones Center (catalog)

On, Of, and About Paper – Orange County, CA – Center for Contemporary Art (catalog)

International Video Art Festival – Naples, Italy, MagMart

2007   

Punch + Soil International Juried Exhibition – Seattle, WA – SOIL Gallery

Detroit International Film and Video Festival – Detroit, MI – Museum of New Art

This is/not a Room Full of Peanuts – Seattle, WA – Artists Reformation Project

2006   

McSweeney’s Wholphin Film Screening – Seattle, WA

Drawing 101 – Seattle, WA – Artists Reformation Project

Senior Thesis Index – Portland, ME – Institute for Contemporary Art

The Projection Walk: Neighborhood Watch – Tampa, FL        

2004   

Living Green: Examining Sustainability – Portland, ME – Institute for Contemporary Art

Showered in Sound – Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery

Merit Scholarship Show – Portland, ME – Maine College of Art

 

Grants and Awards

Juror’s Choice Award, ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition 2014

Juror’s Choice Award, ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition 2013

Calder Hayes/Tevis Jacobs Berkeley Art Museum Council Founders Award, 2012

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Division Parent Grant, 2011

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Division Parent Grant, 2010

ArtistTrust Grant for Artist Projects, 2009

Maine College of Art Talent Award Scholarship, 2003

 

Teaching and Lecture

Applying For Attention And Getting Your Work Out There - ArtSpan, 2015

Exhibition Artist-in-Residence – John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2012

Visiting Artist Lecture – Stanford University, Fall 2012

Art 8: Introduction to Visual Thinking – University of California, Berkeley, Summer 2012

Art 8: Introduction to Visual Thinking (Under John McNamara) – University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2012

Art 26: The Moving Image (Under Greg Niemeyer) – University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2010

Darkroom Mentor – Youth in Focus – Seattle, WA, January 2007 – December 2007

Guest Lecturer – Upgrade! Seattle, 911 Media Arts Center – Seattle, WA, December 2006

 

Residencies

Chalk Hill – Healdsburg, CA 2014

LOOP Arts – Printing Residency – Oakland, CA 2013

John Michael Kohler Arts Center – Exhibition Artist-in-Residence – Sheboygan, WI 2012

The Stephen Pace House – Stonington, ME, 2010

 

Bibliography

Ferris, Alison, and Ruth Kohler. The Kids Are All Right. Sheboygan: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2012.

Sutton, Benjamin. Blouin ArtInfo, In the Air “Non-Profit Gallery NURTUREart’s Annual Benefit Brings Art Thirsty Crowds to Charles Bank” November 12, 2012

Brier, Jessica. Art Practical 3.16 “The 42nd Annual UC Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition” June, 2012

Farr, Kristin and Taylor, Mark. KQED Arts “The Monochrome MFA Shows At Berkeley and Stanford” June 3, 2012

Madonna, Joen. The Rumpus “The Rumpus Interview With Brett Walker” June 1, 2012

Fancher, Lou. Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA “Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts exhibit runs through June 20″ May 24, 2012

Kauffman, Obi. East Bay Express, Oakland, CA “UC Berkeley’s Masters of Media” May 16, 2012

Sinclair, Llewellyn. Sprudge “Brett Walker’s Unnerving Sausagefest” February 6, 2012

Young, Spencer. Converse Play, "Talk: Brett Walker" 4/28/10

Hackett, Regina. Another Bouncing Ball, Seattle, WA, “Brett Walker – The Meaning of Emerging” 12/23/09

Hackett, Regina. Another Bouncing Ball, Seattle, WA, “Love Children Free Themselves from the Cross” 4/7/09

Graves, Jen. The Stranger SLOG, Seattle, WA, “Soon-to-Be Hanging” 3/24/09

Griffin, Elizabeth. Journal Newspaper, Seattle, WA, “Pick of the crop coffee baristas succeed at regional competition” 2/2/09

Graves, Jen. The Stranger, Seattle, WA, “Stranger Suggests” 12/12 – 12/19/2007