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Caroline Walker

Dunfermline, b.1982

On canvases filled with art-historical symbols and references, Caroline Walker explores themes of women’s domestic roles, private space, and the power of gaze. The series “Vantage Point” (2011) features the same lone female figure in a variety of poses and situations in the different rooms of an eerily empty modern...

On canvases filled with art-historical symbols and references, Caroline Walker explores themes of women’s domestic roles, private space, and the power of gaze. The series “Vantage Point” (2011) features the same lone female figure in a variety of poses and situations in the different rooms of an eerily empty modern home, often visible only through a reflection in a mirror. The woman vacillates between performing housework and examining or tending to her own body, often injecting the erotic into a seemingly mundane task. As the title suggests, Walker plays with angles and perspective in the series, offering glimpses of the...

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On canvases filled with art-historical symbols and references, Caroline Walker explores themes of women’s domestic roles, private space, and the power of gaze. The series “Vantage Point” (2011) features the same lone female figure in a variety of poses and situations in the different rooms of an eerily empty modern home, often visible only through a reflection in a mirror. The woman vacillates between performing housework and examining or tending to her own body, often injecting the erotic into a seemingly mundane task. As the title suggests, Walker plays with angles and perspective in the series, offering glimpses of the subject from above and below, or from behind an article of furniture, placing the viewer in the house with her.

Scottish, b. 1982, Dunfermline, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

RELATED CATEGORIES

Feminity / Human Figure / Interiors / Painting / Scotland / Stolen Moments / United Kingdom / Voyeurism

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2009
    MFA, Painting, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2004
    BFA(hons), Painting, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Painted Ladies, Space K, Gwacheon, Korea
  • ProjectB Gallery, Milan (forthcoming June 2017)
  • 2016
    The Racquet Club, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Currents, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
  • Women Artists: A Conversation, The Fine Art Society, London
  • 2016
    A Question of Perspective, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

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Curriculum Vitae

Educations

  • 2009
    MFA, Painting, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2004
    BFA(hons), Painting, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Painted Ladies, Space K, Gwacheon, Korea
  • ProjectB Gallery, Milan (forthcoming June 2017)
  • 2016
    The Racquet Club, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam
  • 2015
    Bathhouse, Space K, Seoul
  • 2014
    Set Piece, ProjectB Gallery, Milan
  • 2013
    Glass to the Wall, ProjectB Gallery, Milan
  • In Every Dream Home, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London
  • 2011
    Vantage Point, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York
  • 2010
    The Valerie Beston Artist Trust Prize Winner, Marlborough Fine Art, London
  • Anonymous Was a Woman, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Currents, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
  • Women Artists: A Conversation, The Fine Art Society, London
  • 2016
    A Question of Perspective, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam
  • Valerie Beston Artist Trust Prize: First Decade, Marlborough Fine Art, London
  • ProjectB 10, ProjectB Gallery, Milan
  • 2015
    Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  • The London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • 2014
    Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
  • 2013
    Nightfall: New Tendencies in Figurative Painting, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
  • 2012
    Nightfall: New Tendencies in Figurative Painting, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
  • Part of a Collection: OUTSET/RCA Acquisitions 2009-2011, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2011
    Expanded Painting: Some Domestic Incidents, curated by Matt Price and Charlie Levine, Prague Biennale 5, Prague
  • Some Domestic Incidents: An Exhibition of New Painting from Britain, MAC, Birmingham
  • 2010
    SV10, Studio Voltaire, London
  • 2008
    Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London
  • 2006
    John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Grants & Awards

  • 2010
    Shortlisted for Threadneedle Prize
  • 2009
    Tom Bendhem Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art
  • Neville Burston Award, Royal College of Art
  • Valerie Beston Young Artist Award, Royal College of Art
  • 2008
    NADFAS Bursary, Royal College of Art
  • Dewar Arts Award
  • Jerwood Contemporary Painters

Collections

  • Woong Yeul Lee Collection, Korea
  • Shetland Islands Council, UK
  • Saatchi Collection, London
  • Royal College of Art, London (OUTSET/RCA acquisitions)
  • Jimenez-Colon Collection, Puerto Rico
  • ING Bank, The Netherlands
  • The Franks-Suss Collection, London
  • Ekard Collection, The Netherlands
  • Akzo Nobel, The Netherlands

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