Approved: 08.02.2021

Marianne Walker

Artist

Approved: 08.02.2021

I make three-dimensional drawings that are heavily informed by the material remains of the past. I use paper-clay to make fragmentary body parts that I then draw across using ink and pencil. My objective is to escape the rectangular page and push the two-dimensional medium of drawing into becoming a three-dimensional entity that can confront a viewer. The democratic nature of drawing, with its agency

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Artist Statement

I make three-dimensional drawings that are heavily informed by the material remains of the past. I use paper-clay to make fragmentary body parts that I then draw across using ink and pencil. My objective is to escape the rectangular page and push the two-dimensional medium of drawing into becoming a three-dimensional entity that can confront a viewer. The democratic nature of drawing, with its agency and egalitarian materials is important. Equally important is the incarnatory aspect of drawing in making ideas manifest.

CV & Education

Marianne Walker

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @mariannelwalker

 

Education:

2000 – 2002

MA Sculpture Wimbledon School of Art

1990- 1993

BA(Hons) Fine Art Sunderland University

1996

City and Guilds Level One Teaching Adults Certificate

 

Teaching:

2019 - 2021

Imperial College London, Drawing Together, in studio and virtual teaching

2019 - 2020

Visiting Artist, Imperial College, London, giving workshops and tutorials

2019

Victoria and Albert Museum, self led drawing workshop using works from their collections

 

Awards/ Residencies:

2020

Radical Residency V at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

2019

Drawing Research Residency, L’Air Arts Paris, supported by a European Cultural Foundation travel grant.

The CoLAB Body and Place Historic Residency, British Museum, The Courtauld, Royal Collection Trust.

2014

Locws International Public Art Commission, shortlisted

2013

Colony Artist in Residence, Anarch Gallery, London

Florence Arts Trust Studio Residency, London

2005

Royal Society of Medicine, The Broad Street Pump in 2004, first prize

2002 -3

Internship leading to Artists Residency, Grizedale Arts, Cumbria

2002

The Observer Magazine New British Artist Award

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2021

Forthcoming: Plymouth Contemporary 2021

2020

Invitational 1, selected by Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks for Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

https://unit1gallery-workshop.com/the-invitational-i/

Mantel, Monitor, Ledge 001 curated by Adam at 10 Adam Street, London. Including an instagram takeover:

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17922653698497386/?hl=en-gb

Model Village, curated by Hot Desque, at the Swiss Church London and then online

https://www.hotdesque.xyz/model-village

Site Visit, a L'AiR Arts online exhibition curated by Clare Patrick:

http://www.lairarts.com/site-visit.html

The New Black curated by The Void Collective, online :

https://www.void-collective.com/exhibitions/the-new-black

Radical Residency V Exhibition at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

https://unit1gallery-workshop.com/radical-residency-v-exhibition/

2019

Adeste Fideles Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

Glasscloud Gallery annual online fundraiser

The Flesh of Thought, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London plus online catalogue.

Neo: Art Prize 2019, selected by Jordan Baseman, Sacha Craddock, William Lunn and Helen Wewiora Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

Gender, curated by Girls Girls Girls and selected by Dan Edwards, Alexandra Gallagher and Alex Zawadzski, Prism Contemporary, Lancashire

The Invisible Realm of Possibility, FIAP, Paris, France

2018

Ecstasy in Norwich (open submission section), Lower.Green, Norwich

Pulp II, drawing sale at the Rectory Projects, London

Artworks Open 2018, The Barbican Arts Group Trust, Selected by Tai Shani and Emma Talbot

Royal West of England Academy 166th Open Exhibition, selected by Zavier Ellis, Laura Gasgoine, Lara Wardle, Stuart Geddes, Stephen Jacobson, Fiona Robinson, Elizabeth Turrell and Chris Dunseath

Twice as Nice at PS Mirabel, Manchester

Geometry of Memory at Ta Da, Copenhagen

Zine Library at Singapore Art Book Fair

2017

Summer Salon, Lubomirov/ Angus-Hughes Gallery, London

2015

Contemporary British Drawing, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China

Summer Salon, Lubomirov/ Angus-Hughes Gallery, London

Art Car Boot Sale (London), with Dark Matter Studio

A5 Platform Project, Lubomirov Easton for Art Athina 2015

2014

From Here and There: Drawings from the UK, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

Beguile the Night: Beyond Drawing, Dark Matter Studio, London

From Here & There, Drawings from Colorado and Wales, Clara Hatton Gallery, University of Colorado, USA

Source Spotlight Display Open Call: Narrative, Text, Image, Tate Britain

A5, Lubomirov-Easton, Art Athina, Athens, Greece

Minotaurean Cut, Dark Matter Studio, London

2013

Colony, Anarch Gallery London, roaming exhibition

Inner City Pilgrim, solo exhibition, OMT Gallery London

Florence Trust Summer Show 2013, London

Rushing to Paradise, Royal Standard Project Space, Liverpool

Release of Warp Drive on 69 Presents Label, Hackney, London

Showroom, pop up gallery supported by Hackney Council, London

Florence Trust Winter Open, London

2012

Past and Present, Artists Urban Action Enclave, OMT Gallery London

On Spiritualism, Apiary Studios, London

2011

You are not in control, Netil House, London

Alchemical Reactions, Café Oto, London

2010

Curiouser and Curiouser, the Old Vic Tunnels, London

Oblong Gallery screening of drawings, London

Doubt, screening of drawings, MKII, London

2007

Anonymous Drawings, Bluentenweiss, Raum fuer Kunst, Berlin

2006

Skin Deep, open studio, Montana, USA

Works on paper, Flux Factory, Queens, NYC, USA

Orions Shorts Film Festival, High Desert Test Sites, Landers, California, USA

2005

Urbanbodies,127 Brick Lane, London

2004

Romantic Detachment P.S.1 MoMA New York USA, Chapter Arts Cardiff, Wales,

Q Gallery Derby, England

2003

Ghosts, House Gallery, London

The Drawing Show 03, Ruskin Mill, Stroud

Fabrications, Redgate Gallery, London

Made-Up, Seven Seven Gallery, London

2002/3

Jerwood Drawing Prize, National touring, student prize nominee

2002

MA Graduate Show, Wimbledon School of Art, London

 

Exhibitions curated:

2019

The Flesh of Thought, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London

2015

Beguile the Night, co-curated with Zoe Dorelli, Dark Matter Studio, London

2011

Alchemical Reactions, Cafe Oto, London

 

Publications:

2021

The Invitational I at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop exhibition catalogue

2020

50 Days, 50 Conversations, published by Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

https://unit1gallery-workshop.com/artworks/50days50conversations-book/

Drawing to Feel Good Issue 1, by Chloe Briggs of Drawing is Free, online and irl drawing publication

https://files.cargocollective.com/634001/Drawing-to-Feel-Good--Issue-1-.pdf

Social Media L'AiR Arts and Corona, Fad Magazine online

Draw For, the NHS publication of a print and sale in support of the NHS

2019

The Flesh of Thought, exhibition catalogue and inaugural edition of drawing journal

2015

Contemporary British Drawing, exhibition catalogue

Attempt Magazine inaugural issue

Beguile the Night: Beyond Drawing Catalogue

2014

From Here & There, Drawing from Colorado and Wales Catalogue

This is Tomorrow, review of Colony, Anarch Gallery roaming exhibition

2013

Michigan Quarterly Review article on Inner City Pilgrim

https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mqr/2013/12/innercity-pilgrim/

Inner City Pilgrim companion piece by Nicholas Johnson

Art Licks Weekend publication featuring Inner City Pilgrim

Florence Trust Summer Show catalogue

2012

On Spiritualism exhibition catalogue

2006

Leisure Centre, Obsolete Edition, shown in Paperworld at Transition Gallery

2005

Artists Newsletter May 05 issue

Art Monthly April 05 issue

Royal Society of Medicine Journal April 05 issue

2004

The Cannon, companion publication for Romantic Detachment

https://www.grizedale.org/shop/the-cannon-romantic-detachment-what-fresh-hell-is-this

2002

The Observer Magazine, MA Show article “Watch this Space”, Sept 02 issue

 

Additional:

2020

Online conversation with Stacie McCormick of Unit 1 Gallery Workshop as part of 50 days, 50 conversations

2014

Writing on Art course at the Drawing Room London led by Colin Perry

2013

Public Artists Talk in conjunction with Inner City Pilgrim for Art Licks Weekend

2002

Production Assistant to Jordan Baseman on film ‘1+1=1

Camera work for Micz Flor’s film The Blawith Project

Workshop, Landscape – natural and unnatural for Grizedale Arts at Hawkshead Village School, Cumbria

 

Collections

Private Collections in U.K, Canada, China and France

 

Funding 

European Cultural Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo STEP Beyond travel grant 2019