Robert Walker

Robert Walker was born in Los Angeles, received his M.F.A. from U.C.Irvine, and continues to live and work in L.A.
He exhibits regularly in the U.S., Asia and Southeast Asia Walker was a full-time professor of art history at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita for 22 years, retiring in 2012. He led the art history travel abroad programs to France and Italy for the college for many years. He has long been a social activist in the artistic community of Los Angeles. In 1986 he founded the first program for homeless artists in the city and in 1988 he pioneered a program for artists with Aids and HIV. He has served on the board of a number of non-profit artists’ organizations in Los Angeles and at present serves at LA Artcore where he was board chair for 10 years.

Born
1942, Los Angeles
Resides
Los Angeles, California
EDUCATION
1971 MFA University of California, Irvine, California
1964 BA La Sierra College, Riverside, California
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Gallery Gen, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Heather James Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
2011 Heather James Fine Arts, Palm Desert, Calif
2007 Gallery Gen, Tokyo, Japan
Solway Jones, Los Angeles
2006 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2005 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Gallery Gen, Tokyo, Japan
2002 LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Paintings and Drawings, Double Vision Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1995 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1994 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 Marx Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1990 Jean Albano Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
1987 Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1983 Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA
1982 Tom Luttrell Gallery, San Francisco, California
1981 Quint Gallery, La Jolla, California
1981 Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1977 Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, California
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 “Franklyn Liegel Memorial Exhibition”, LA Artcore, L.A.
“Reclaim, Revival from a Disaster”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2012 “Mind Games” Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Big Picture”, group show, Palm Springs Art Show
“Group Show”, Korea International Art Fair, Andrew Shire Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 “Toyoko Katsumata, Mathew Thomas & Robert Walker”, L.A. Artcore
“Best Kept Secrets”, Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Groupings, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago IL
2008 Robert Walker, Toyoko Katsumata, & Mitsunori Kurashige, LA Artcore, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2006 “Within & Beyond: Interpretations of the Grid,” Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL
2004-05 “Painting the Town Red,” Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 “Summer, Simmer, Shimmer,” Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
“International Art Exhibit: Thailand-USA,” Bangkok & Buraphar University, Thailand
2003 “Crosscurrents International Exchange Exhibition,” LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
“Robert Walker & Gary Szymanski,” TransAmerica Building, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Over Tone,” Kanagawa Prefectral Gallery, Yokahama, Japan
“Zone,” Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA
“Marvell, Sterritt, Walker, Recent Sculpture”, LA Artcore Center, Los Angeles
2001 “Crosscurrents International Exchange Exhibition”, Kyushu, Japan
“Secret Formula”, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA
“Lessons”, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA
1999 “Group Show,” Fresh Paint, Los Angeles, CA
1998 “The Bean Show,” DiRT, Hollywood, CA
1997 “Against the Wall”, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA
Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1995 “Abstraction–Toward the New Millennium”, Korean Cultural Center, LA, CA
1994 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1992 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1988 “Gallery Artists”, Jean Albano Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
1987 “From the Back Room”, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1986 “A Southern California Collection”, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“New Acquisitions”, Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific National Banlc, Los Angeles
“A Collector’s Eye”, Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles
“California Conternporary”, Opening Exhibition, Laguna Art Museum
1981 “California”, Tower Gallery, South Hampton, New York
“Painted Wall Constructions”, Security Pacific Plaza, Los Angeles, California, Curator: Tressa Miller
“Nine on the Wall”, California State University, Fullerton, California
“Robert Walker, N’ima Leveton, Gena Cooper”, Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles
MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
1990 Acting Director, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Inc.(LACE), Los Angeles, CA
1987-88 Board Member, Board Chair, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Inc.(LACE), Los Angeles, CA
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Arthur Andersen Consulting, Long Beach, California
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles
Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco
I.B.M.
AT & T, St. Louis
Toshiba
Intel
Westinghouse
Prudential Insurance
Executive Life
Christian Dior, Paris, France
Atlantic Richfield Company, Los Angeles
TRW
Intercontinental Hotel, San Diego
Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia
Lowe Development Corporation
Atlantic Records
T.R.E.
Sheraton Corporation
Hyatt Regency, Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio
Palm Springs, Hilton, Palm Springs, California
The Spalding Radiology Center, Beverly Hills, California
Hyatt Hotel, Deerfield, Illinois
Technomic Consultants, Deerfield, Illinois
Salk Institute, La Jolla
Embassy Suites Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Sheppard, Richter, & Hampton
Cedars-Sinai
ARCO
Loyola Law School