Biography

Jake Walker received his MFA at Otago School of Fine Art in Dunedin in 1991. Recent solo exhibitions include The Turps, Hamish McKay, Wellington, 2017; NO NUKES, Station, Melbourne, 2017; GEYSERLAND, Dutton, New York, 2016; Suggested Things, Hamish McKay, Wellington, 2016; Unemployment Works, Station, Melbourne, 2016; Art Basel Hong Kong with Utopian Slumps, Hong Kong, 2014; The Town Belt, City Gallery, Wellington, 2014; Paintings and Relief, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; Painting and Relief, Studio 12, and Gertrude Contemporary, 2012. Select group exhibitions include 5 Perspectives, The Young, Wellington, 2014; Assembly, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Never-Never Land, Roslyn Oxley 9 in collaboration with Utopian Slumps, Sydney, 2014; and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013. Walker’s work is held in the Auckland Art Gallery Chartwell Trust, the Joyce Nissan collection, the Te Papa Tongarewa collection, as well as various private collections in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Walker was a Gertrude Contemporary resident studio artist from 2011 to 2012. He lives and works in Featherston, New Zealand.