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Joy Walker

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"M Here I Come" 2010 acrylic w/ plastic photo on canvas 60"x48"
"Can’t you see?" 2010 acrylic w/ plastic photo on canvas 60”x48
"Santa Barbara" 2009 acrylic w/ plastic photo on canvas 48”x60”
"Tiler" 2009 acrylic w/ plastic photo on canvas 48"x60"
"Leaves a'Fallin" 2008 acrylic w/ plastic photo on canvas 48"x60"
Artist's Statement

Urgent Beauty

These recent emotional paintings, founded in landscape, combine the East and West coast habitats and memories of the artist.

Color expression is highlighted by the addition of photographic elements. These photos are used both formally and contextually and add a dual focal point to the paintings. The viewer looks up close and from afar.

Intellectual energy provokes satisfaction, evokes emotion.

The recent paintings are paired with the cut-out oil paintings on free-form metal sheet from the decade 1989-1999. Color, paint handling, and shape, in these paintings, forge an image from thoughts of a person, a piece of music, a favorite painting of the past, or an action glimpsed in passing.


1964 University of Oregon, Honors College
1963 Sorbonne, Paris and l'Institut d'art et d'archaeologie
1965 Columbia University (Studied with Meyer Schapiro)
1965-67 New York Studio School (Studied with Alex Katz and Phillip Guston)

2010 Urgent Beauty, Ezair Gallery, New York
2008 Incamera, Large C-prints, Gallery 128, New York
2007 School, Sun and War, 55 Mercer, New York
2005 August in Vermont paintings, 55 Mercer, New York
2000-7 Open Studio drawing shows Park Slope Brooklyn, New York
2004 Inside the Frame paintings, 55 Mercer, New York
2004 New Paintings, La Guardia Community College, Queens, NY
2003 Chardin’s cat visits Soutine’s studio, paintings, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York
2003 Minds Eye photodrawings, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
2001 "Works on Paper" WAH Gallery, Brooklyn, New York