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Martha Walker

Sculptruth Studios 168 7th Street, Suite 2L
Brooklyn, NY 11215, U.S.A.
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Phone: (718) 208-8779
Email: sculptruth@aol.com
URL: http://www.marthawalker.net

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     Martha was born in 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri, the youngest in the family, and the only girl.  The family moved from Kansas City to St. Louis, Missouri, followed by Carmel California, and Seattle Washington, all by the time Martha was eight years old.  The Walkers moved to Sweden for three years, starting in 1961, spending one full year in a remote forest location.  After this, Martha landed back in the United States, attending both junior high and high school in Miami Beach, Florida before her move to Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Pratt Institute from 1971-1976, majoring in sculpture and drawing.  Martha stayed in Brooklyn, going back for her Masters Degree at Pratt Institute from 1999 – 2001, where she graduated with honors.  She is now a Brooklyn native, married with two children.
     The unusual travel history of her youth was precipitated by her parents’ desire to travel.  Her father, Leonard was a nuclear physicist opposed to the arms race, opting instead for medical research.  (Leonard was credited with the original use of radioactive isotopes as a means of tracking infection and cancer in the lymph system.)  His research laboratory was a place that Martha frequented, viewing microorganisms under the microscope, something that she sites to this day as an influence on her abstract visual perspective.  Additionally, Martha’s middle brother, David, was an avid painter, who “raised the bar” for her artistically.
     Other influences on Martha came from the frequent relocations as a child.  The most obvious was the disparate geography that she observed, from the American Plains, to the Pacific Coast and mountain ranges, along with the rich Swedish forests, followed by the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches in Florida.  However, the cultural influences were also important.  In almost every new place, Martha became aware of what it meant to be an outsider, looking in, especially in Europe, where she became acquainted with Jewish children whose parents were survivors of the Holocaust.  This had a profound effect on her, even as a nonreligious Jew, resulting occasionally in work with themes of Jewish identity and the Holocaust.

 

 

 


MARTHA WALKER                                                                                                              RESUME     

 

 

    EDUCATION

 

     Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 

     1975 BFA, Fine Arts

 

     Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 

     2001 Masters in Art Education, Honors

 

     EXHIBITIONS

   

     2014        Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 

     2014       Fountain Fair, Lexington Avenue Armory, New York, New York

     2013       Reformations:  Gaffer, Potter, Smith, Three Person Show, Islip Museum, Islip, NY

     2013       Seven Works Selected by the Television Show The Following as set props

     2012      Kokopelli Selected for the Dwight-Englewood School Campus, Englewood, New Jersey 

     2012      Featured Contemporary Artist, AB Levy Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida 2012- Present

     2012      GO Brooklyn Studio Tour, Sponsored by The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

     2012      Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Guest Exhibitor with Designlush, New York       

     2012     From Demons To Daybreak, Solo Exhibition, Sculptors Guild, DUMBO Brooklyn

     2011      Remarkable Marks, Purume Gallery, 11 East 13th Street, New York, New York

     2011      Windows on 5th, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, New York

     2011      Tranquility, Sculpture in Griffen Court, New York, New York

     2011      BLAK Designlush ICFF Exhibition, Design Center, New York, New York

     2011      Red Dot Art Fair, New York, New York

     2010     WFG Gallery, Woodstock, New York 

     2010     Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Sculptors Guild at the 

                   Housatonic Museum of Art

      2010    The Survivors, #1 and #2 installed at the Holocaust Resource Center, Manhasset, New 

                   York 

     2010     Seven Works Selected by the Movie, For the Love of Art, starring Olympia Dukakis as 

                    set props

     2010     Work Selected by Television Show, Gossip Girl as set prop 

      2010    Heavy Metal, Solo Exhibition at Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215

      2010    Vortex, Solo Exhibition Kouros Gallery 23 East 73rd Street, 1st Floor, New York, New 

                   York 10021

      2009    Solo Exhibition, Expanding Universe at the Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall 

                   College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

     2009   Toren Exhibition, Toren Exhibition, 150 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.  Curated 

                   Show, six sculptures

      2009   UBS Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum:   A 

                   Parallel Presence:  National Association of Women Artists, 1889-2009.  1285 Avenue 

                   of the Americas, New York, New York

      2009   Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, A Parallel Presence: :  National Association of 

                   Women Artists, 1889-2009. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New   

                   Jersey

     2008   Kouros Sculpture Center, Installed Passion Unfurled and Tempest, Ridgefield, 

                   Connecticut    

     2008   Broadfoot & Broadfoot, ‘Tween Woods and Water New York, New York

     2008   Denise Bibro Fine Art, Winter Salon, Gallery and Invited Artists, New York, New York

      2008   Two Works Selected by Television Show, Gossip Girl as set props

     2007    440 Gallery, Holiday Show , Brooklyn, New York

     2007    440 Gallery, Undercurrents, Solo Exhibition Brooklyn, New York

     2007    Saks Fifth Avenue, Windows on 5th, New York, New York

     2007    Vermont Studio Center, 2 week residency

     2007    440 Gallery, Process, Group Show, Brooklyn, New York

     2007    National Association of Women Artists, Group Show

     2007    Belskie Museum, Closter, New Jersey, Moving Forward

     2006    Lyceum Theater, Habitat

     2006    Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea New York

     2006    Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond Gallery, Art of Music

     2006    Monster Gallery and Lyceum Theater, Womanhouse Too!

     2006    Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Pier Show, Transformations Show

     2006     440 Gallery Group Show, Brooklyn, New York

     2006     Connections, Studio Montclair’s 2006 National Juried Exhibition William Patterson 

                    University, Wayne, NJ                    

     2006     Liberty Site Group Show, Brooklyn, New York 

     2005     440 Gallery, Polymorphism in Steel Solo Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York

     2005     440 Gallery Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York

     2004     Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Pier Show, Water Show, and Solo Works 

                    Exhibitions.

     2003  -  2013 Gowanus Arts Studio Tour, Brooklyn, New York 

     2003     Columbia County Artswalk, Hudson, N.Y.

     2001     Collaborative Concepts Exhibition, Beacon, New York.   

 

 

     ACHIEVEMENTS

 

     2013     Kokopelli installed on the campus of the Dwight Englewood School, Englewood, New 

                    Jersey

      2010     Seven Sculptures featured in the film For the Love of Art, Starring Olympia Dukakis

      2010     Featured in New York, Daily News, full page: Work Steels Show

      2010     Reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, November 2010: Martha Walker, Kouros Gallery 

      2009    Installed End Justifies the Means, Justifies the End Pratt Institute Campus 

      2009    Solo Exhibition, Expanding Universe at the Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall 

                   College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

     2008   Birth and Venus sold and installed at the Boca Beach Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Fla.

      2007   Works selected by Television Show, “Gossip Girls” for set props in an art gallery setting

      2007   Solo show reviewed by Olympia Lambert, Oly’s Musings:     

                   http://lamgelinaoly.blogspot.com/ Martha Walker at 440 Gallery, Sunday October 7th, 

                   2007

    2007    Featured on Long Island News Channel 12, Chauncey Howell interview

    2007   Aphrodite acquired by the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick , New 

                  Jersey.

    2006   Interviewed by Manhattan Arts International, also featured as the Artist of the week.

     2006  Interviewed by MyArtSpace. 

     2006   Installed Birth, a seven foot high sculpture on the campus of Pratt Institute. 

    2001    Named “New Yorker of the Week” by New York 1 News 

   A volunteer collaboration project which I coordinated and intitiated with New York City   

   Elementary schools, entitled, New York City’s Kids Imagine World Peace.  Can You?    

  Installed at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY.    

 

 

     ORGANIZATIONS

 

                Sculptors Guild, International Sculpture Center,  Sculptor.org

 

    GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

 

            Kouros Gallery 23 East 73rd Street, 1st Floor, New York, New York 10021  (212)  288-5888

            www.kourosgallery.com

            Elaine Baker Gallery 608 Banyon Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 241-3050  

            www.elainebakergallery.com

            AB LEVY Gallery 211 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach Florida 33480 (561) 835-9139

            www.ablevys.com 

 

      COLLECTIONS 

 

           Zimmerli Art Museum

           Anne Frank Center, USA

           Kouros Sculpture Center

           Boca Beach Club & Resort

           Morgan Stanley Corporation

           Pratt Institute

     

           

           Individuals provided upon request