Approved: 08.02.2021

Marianne Walker


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. I see drawing as a process of materialisation, a dynamic enlivening that infuses potency and presence into the work. My objective is to escape the rectangular page and push the two-dimensional medium of drawing

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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. I see drawing as a process of materialisation, a dynamic enlivening that infuses potency and presence into the work. 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. 

CV & Education

Marianne Walker CV

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @mariannelwalker



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



2019 – present: Imperial College London, Drawing Together and Drawing for Beginners, 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/ Commissions:


Arts Institute Plymouth commission, funded by Arts Council England 

AN Artists Bursary, funded by Arts Council England


Hogchester Arts,  Artist in Residence


East Yorkshire Arts Uplift Commission funded by Arts Council England


Radical Residency V at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

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.


Locws International Public Art Commission, shortlisted


Colony Artist in Residence, Anarch Gallery, London

Florence Arts Trust Studio Residency, London


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

2002 -3 I

nternship leading to Artists Residency, Grizedale Arts, Cumbria


The Observer Magazine New British Artist Award


Selected Exhibitions:


Once Upon A Time, HilbertRaum, Berlin

Lughnasadh, Anima Mundi Gallery, online

Otherworlds, Sang-Mi Ra and Marianne Walker, Arts Institute, Plymouth University

Useful Drawings, Eye To Pencil, London

Drawing Open, Second Floor Studios, London


Lore, Gallery 115 Fredericksburg USA

Fair Art Fair Auction Collective, selected by Huma Kabakci

Contemporary British Drawing interview, online

Wet Dream curated by Libbi Ponce, Summer Juried Exhibition at Project Gallery V, New York

Second Floor Studios Drawing Open, No Format Gallery, London

Kin, an installation of new drawings at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, East Yorkshire, funded              by the Arts Council England.

BLINK Roomshare 2, Safehouse Peckham


Glasscloud Winter Salon, Camden Peoples Theatre, London

A Generous Space, Artist Support Pledge exhibition at Hastings Contemporary selected by Julie Lomax

Reclaiming Magic: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021, selected by Emma Stibbon RA

Wells Art Contemporary 2021installation, supported by an Arts Council Grant, Wells Cathedral

Plymouth Contemporary 2021Karst, Plymouth

Can we ever know the meaning of these objects? Gallery 46 Whitechapel


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

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

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

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

The New Black curated by The Void Collective, online :

Radical Residency V Exhibition at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London


Adeste Fideles Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

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


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


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

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

A5 Platform Project, Lubomirov Easton for Art Athina, Athens


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


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

Florence Trust Winter Open, London


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

On Spiritualism, Apiary Studios, London


You are not in control, Netil House, London

Alchemical Reactions, Café Oto, London


Curiouser and Curiouser, the Old Vic Tunnels, London

Oblong Gallery screening of drawings, London

Doubt, screening of drawings, MKII, London


Anonymous Drawings, Bluentenweiss, Raum fuer Kunst, Berlin


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


Urbanbodies,127 Brick Lane, London


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

Q Gallery Derby, England


Ghosts, House Gallery, London

The Drawing Show 03, Ruskin Mill, Stroud

Fabrications, Redgate Gallery, London

Made-Up, Seven Seven Gallery, London

Making and Mapping, solo exhibition, Richmond Riverside Gallery, London



Jerwood Drawing Prize, National touring

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




Dialog with Egyptologist Dr Elizabeth Frood, Mass Sculpture Magazine issue two


Yorkshire Post weekend edition 16.04.22


Wells Art Contemporary exhibition catalogue

The Invitational I at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop exhibition catalogue


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

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

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


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


Contemporary British Drawing, exhibition catalogue

Attempt Magazine inaugural issue

Beguile the Night: Beyond Drawing Catalogue


From Here & There, Drawing from Colorado and Wales Catalogue

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


Michigan Quarterly Review article on Inner City Pilgrim

Inner City Pilgrim companion piece by Nicholas Johnson

Art Licks Weekend publication featuring Inner City Pilgrim

Florence Trust Summer Show catalogue


On Spiritualism exhibition catalogue


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


Artists Newsletter May 05 issue

Art Monthly April 05 issue

Royal Society of Medicine Journal April 05 issue


The Cannon, companion publication for Romantic Detachment


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




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



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



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, Arts Council England Funding for Wells Art Contemporary installation and East Yorkshire Arts Uplift Commission.