Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker

in defiance of being here #2, 2013
Neon, Casiotone MT-68 keyboard, and rocks
45 1/4 x 67 x 14 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Carroll Fletcher, London

Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker

the plight of inconsequence #1, 2014 Ed. 1/3
Archival pigment print
16 1/2 x 24 in.

Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker

the plight of inconsequence #2, 2014 Ed. 1/3
Archival pigment print
16 1/2 x 24 in.

Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker

the plight of inconsequence #3, 2014 Ed. 1/3
Archival pigment print
16 1/2 x 24 in.

Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker

the plight of inconsequence #4, 2014 Ed. 1/3
Archival pigment print
16 1/2 x 24 in.

Born 1977, UK

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA


MA Fine Art - Goldsmiths College (2003 - 2005)

Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art - Goldsmiths College (2002 - 2003)

MA Fine Art – Staffordshire University (2001- 2002) - completed one of two years

BA Fine Art - Bath Spa University College (1996 - 1999)

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performances


Di Rosa, Napa, California (February)


The Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas, USA (September)

ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, USA (September)

James Cohan Gallery, New York


Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, USA

the security of impossibility, The Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (performance)

Carroll/Fletcher, London UK


Loop Art Fair, Solo Presentation with Christopher Grimes Gallery, Barcelona, Spain


a nice view, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

the speed and eagerness of meaning, Spike Island, Bristol, UK 

Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN

attempting to define the parameters of wanting, part of Transplanted, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, USA

angels barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


i want to want you like i wanted to want you, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA

sometimes I like you more than othertimes, Iceberger Gallery, San Francisco, CA


every note that I play gets me two chords closer to you (performance) Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain

I‘ll be lost when I find you, Galeria Dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain

Pixapins, (screening and music performance) PhotoEspana 06, Plaza Santa AnaMadrid, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions, Screenings and Performances


Taking Time, Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska (curated by Lawrence Rinder)

The Text: First Notions and Findings, The Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona-Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, Spain.


Verstand und Gefuehle (Reason and Emotion), Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany.

Zizhiqu -- Autonomous Regions, Times MuseumGuangzhou, China (curated by Hou Hanru)

Through This to That, Present Company, Brooklyn, New York. 


Stage Presence, SFMOMA, San Francisco (performance)

Lago Film Festival, Revine Lego, Italy

Oriel Open, Oriel Davis Gallery, Newport, Wales, UK

Radio-Break, University of Southern California, various locations, Los Angeles, CA

SUPERTEMPORAL. International Video Art Today, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden

Visionary Landscape 2, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles


stand opposite of the chorus, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden 

Super 8, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Bay Area Now 6, Yerba Buena Centre For the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Between US and the Horizon, Galerie Florent Tosin, Berlin, Germany

The Art of Pop Video, Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Art), Cologne, Germany

Embodying, Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre, Atlanta, GA

Big Picture, K21, Dusseldorf, Germany


Video, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Remote Viewing, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

Meditators, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland

Above and Beyond, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria

Public Image, Duncan of Jordanstone College
of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland


Video Performance: Models of Self-Reflection, Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenossische Kunst Münster, Germany

Night Tide, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA (screening)

Heavy Influence, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland

À corps & à textes, La Galerie Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-le-Sec, Paris, France

All Man Made in cooperation with n.b.k. Video-Forum, the Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (screening)

Trying to cope with things that aren’t human (part 1), David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA; Airspace, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, and Cell Project Spece, London


Intervened Nature, Espacio Iniciarte, Seville, Spain (screening)

Focus the star please!, part of Verbergen, Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland (screening)

Terminus, Para/Site, Hong Kong

Residency Projects, Kala Art Institute, Berekely, Ca

Beton Brut, Kunstverein, Dusseldorf, Germany

Mythology of Every Day Matters , Bilton Center For Contemporary Art, Red Deer, AB, Canada

Romantic Damage, De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland

Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA


As It Screams Just Please Love Me, FormContent, London, UK

Beyond The Country, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Optic Nerve 9, Museum  of Contemporay Art, Miami, FL (screening)

Aisa-Europe Meditations, IF Museum Inner Spaces, Proznan, Poland

Mirador 2007, Madrid, Spain

From safety to where, Tentoonstelling Courtisane, Gent, Belgium

To be continued…what makes video different, Annita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

Reformation, Spitifields Church, London, UK

Zuviel TV, Torstrasse 137, Berlin, Germany (screening)

Video Art From London, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan

Videonale 11, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

Depiction, Perversion, Repulsion, Obsession, Subversion  Witte de  With screening, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Pathe Cinema, Rotterdam, Holland (screening)

Why We Left The Village and Came Back,, Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury, UK


Spool 2, Consortium, Amsterdam, Holland

Cold Cold Heart, Summerset House, in association with The White Space gallery and Tank TV, London, UK

37 Seconds - Programme 15, Big Screen Liverpool, In association with FACT and The Liverpool Biennial, UK (screening)

Where They Shall Dance, FACT, Liverpool, UK (screening)

Summer Show, Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain

Don Quixote, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland

The compendium 2 – Modern Pastorals, part of Evolution 06, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK (screening)

Collapse – An Impakt Event, Utrecht, Holland

Disconnect, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (screening)


Peculiar Encounters, Ec Artspace, London, UK

Seleccio – Loop 05, Galleria Dels Angels, Barcelona

Treescapes, En Linea, Barcelona, Spain

All personal, VTO Gallery, London, UK

Transart 05 festival, Bolzano, Italy

Rip it Up and Start Again, Villa delle Rose - Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

Make a good thing last, Three Colts Gallery, London, UK

Video Mix, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (screening)

First Sight – inconcepibile e reale Villa Serena, Bologna, Italy (screening)

Time Pop 2005, by ArtprojxPrince Charles Cinema, London, UK (screening)

Art Karlsruhe, part of a video art program curated by Anita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

Places I’ve Been, curated by Hans Op De Beeck, ConsortiumAmsterdam, Holland


Lo Real Capturado, Centre de Cultura Contemporania Barcelona, Spain (screening)

Off Loop, in association with Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain All That Useless Beauty and Out There,  co-curated with Thomas Keogh and Lucia Farinati

Beating About The Bush,  South London Gallery, UK (screening)

All That Useless Beauty co-curated with Thomas Keogh, Whitechapel Project Space, London, UK

Collaboration with the music group Gavouna, for A Night with The Earlies‘ ICA London, UK (screening)

Notes From The Underground Vol. 2, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada;

Time Pop , Prince Charles Cinema, London; (screening)

Lood Di-Loo Loop Di-La,  Diorama Gallery, London; (screening)


SPARK International 2, Mix Tape, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA

Selected Publications as Contributor 

In Defiance of being here, solo exhibition catalogue with an essay by Jeffery Kastner and interview with Diana Stevenson (March 2013)

Aesthetica, Interview with Richard T. Walker (March 2013) 

Inspired Reading, Art 21 Blog by Kelly Huang (May 2012)

Ed. Ian Brown, Exhibition Publication: Trying to cope with things that aren’t human (part 1) (2008)

Ed. Francesco Pedraglio, The Mock, Issue 0, accompanying The Mythology of Everyday Matters at Bilton Centre for Contemporary Art, AB, Canada (2008)

Ed. Renske Janessen, Changing Roles Artists’ Personal Views and Wishes, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2008)

Guestroom, Independent Magazine, London, UK (2004)


Trop MagazineA Vast Landscape Fills the Frame, An Interview with Richard T. Walker (April 2014)

Frieze MagazineRichard T. Walker, Colin Perry (Issue 156, June 2013)

Mouse Magazinein defiance of being here (April 2013), In Pursuit of Illusive Horizons, Luke Turner (March 2013)

Aesthetica, interview with Richard T. Walker (March 2013)

Souvenirs From Earth, Cable Television Art Channel. France. (September 2011)

Art in America, Richard T Walker at Christopher Grimes Gallery, Leah Ollman, (July/August 2011)

Los Angeles Times, Richard T Walker at Christopher Grimes Gallery, Leah Ollman (May 2, 2010)

Art Monthly (UK), Trying to cope with things that aren’t human, Martin Herbert (June 2009), After Nature, Repurposing the Human Condition, Petra Royale Bibeau (February 2008)

www.shotgun-review.comTrying to cope with things that aren’t human (part 1), Toyna Warner (February 16, 2008)

Flash Art, Don Quijote (October 7, 2006)

El Muno (Spain), review of solo show I'll be lost when I find you, Elena Cuesta, (September 23, 2006)

Lapiz (Spain), review of solo show I'll be lost when I find you, Pol Capdevila (November 2006)

Exit Express (Spain), review of solo show I'll be lost when I find you, Frederic Montornes (November 2006)

La Vanguardia (Spain), review of solo show I'll be lost when I find you, Noelia Herandez (October 2006)

Tema Celeste (Italian Edition), Rip it Up and Start Again, Marinella Paderni (November 2005)

Art Review (UK), “25“, Charlotte Edwards (July 2005)

Flash Art (Italian edition), Rip it Up and Start Again (September 8, 2005)

Competitions and Awards 

Irvine Fellowship, Montalvo Arts Center, California, USA , 2011

Finalist for SECA award, SFMOMA, San Francisco, 2010

Artadia Awardee, Nov 2009

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, 2009

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California -  2007 Fellowship

AHRB Scholarship 2002-03

"If there were a second prize to award, it would surely have gone to Richard T. Walker’s successive inconceivable events” - Videonale 2007 International Video-Art Award, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany.


Montalvo Arts Center, California, USA, 2011

Djerassi, California, USA  2010

Headlands Center For the Arts, California, Residency, 2010

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA, 2009

Headlands Center for The Arts, Sausalito, California. Affiliate Artist, 2007 – 2009

Hangar, Barcelona. Studio residency, 2006

Selected Collections 

Kadist Foundation, San Francisco / Paris

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K21), Dusseldorf