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About Martha Walker

Martha Walker`s Education Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 1975 BFA, Fine Arts Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 2001 Masters in Art Education, Honors
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Exhibition History of Martha Walker

Martha Walker`s Exhibitions
2015 Made in Brooklyn, 2 Person Show at Brooks Brothers, Manhasset, New York
2014 Art From the Boros II, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, NY
2014 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2014 Transformations, Sculptors Guild, Governor`s Island, New York
2014 Made in Brooklyn, Brooks Brothers, Manhasset, New York
2014 Kouros Sculpture Center Group Exhibition, Ridgefield, Connecticut
2014 Fountain Fair. Armory on 25th Street, New York, NY
2013 Gaffer, Potter, Smith, A three person show at the Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY
2012 Kokopelli selected by the Dwight Englewood School for campus exhibition, Englewood, New Jersey
2012 AB Levy Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida Featured Contemporary Artist 2012-2013
2012 GO Brooklyn Studio Tour, Sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum.
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 Showroom Exhibition, Design Center, New York, New York
2011 Red Dot Art Fair, New York, New York
2010 WFG Gallery, Woodstock, New York
2010 Bell House, Heavy Metal, Brooklyn, 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
2008 Kouros Sculpture Center, Installed Passion Unfurled and Tempest, Ridgefield,
2008 Broadfoot and 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
2003 - 2010 Gowanus Arts Studio Tour, Brooklyn, New York
2003 Columbia County Artswalk, Hudson, N.Y.
2001 Collaborative Concepts Exhibition, Beacon, New York.

martha walker working in her studio

Biography / CV of Martha Walker

Martha Walker was born in 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri, Martha was 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.
Her father was a nuclear physicist, specializing in medical research. Martha frequented the research laboratory, 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 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, 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.
When asked, Martha Walker will tell you that she considers herself to be an emerging artist. Her business career over the course of her lifetime enabled her to establish a financial foundation for raising a family. When she returned to school in 1999, she started welding again, and with her financial situation improved, Martha established her first welding studio in 2001. It is in the interim that she has created her entire body of work.

Artist Statement of Martha Walker

Martha Walker`s Personal Statement

The process of dripping liquid steel one drop at a time in order to build up massive forms allows for a unique combination of texture and line rarely seen in steel, a substance that is usually used artificially in an industrially forged or cast manner. At the same time, the resulting imagery merges a language of the sexual and erotic through forms that are at once aquatic and microbiological.

And yet, while the work has scientific aspects, my images also express something deep and personal. Others frequently share their views about what they see in my forms, and I welcome this. For me, the sculptures relate to one another. They are a family of living things, each and all a part of my visual perspective. I am told that my work expresses a feminine aesthetic. I am willing to explore the sensual and sexual aspects of what my subconscious reveals.

All of my sculptures reflect an interest in texture. While dripping the molten metal, large drips freeze in space like instant stalactites on one side of the form. However, on the other side, where the weld is made, the metal flows together like water, forming a smooth surface, similar to a "skin". The contrast between these surfaces is a natural outgrowth of my process that I find both challenging and interesting.

Finally, the slow and methodical pace of my construction is something that helps me to immerse myself in my ideas for long periods of time. I am able to savor my vision as it develops, and make changes as they present themselves, instead of working towards a foregone conclusion. The longer I am immersed in my process, the more meaningful the result, because I am more able to tap into my subconscious through the imagery in my sculpture.

Throughout my tedious process, time passes quickly, while at the same time, stands still. I am fueled by an obsessive drive to create something personal and unique through my art with the finite time that my life affords me. With every line, each silhouette, and form, I ask myself: Is it pure? Is it Me? Have I shown integrity in my process to reflect my own truth? The results must be as strong and effective as humanly possible. For me, that is all that there is.


Martha Walker`s Symposiums
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?
The projects parameters consisted of a giant banner, made up of individually designed sections, and composed of visual symbols and words proclaiming a vision of world peace. Installed at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Martha Walker

Marthaa walker`s COLLECTIONS

Zimmerli Art Museum
Anne Frank Center, USA
Kouros Sculpture Center
Boca Beach Club and Resort
Morgan Stanley Corporation
Pratt Institute
Holocaust Resource Center

Individuals provided upon request

Reviews of work by Martha Walker

Martha Walker`s Reviews
2010 Featured in New York, Daily News, full page: Work Steels Show
2010 Reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, November 2010: Martha Walker, Kouros Gallery
2007 Solo show reviewed by Olympia Lambert, Oly`s Musings: Martha Walker at 440 Gallery, Sunday October 7th,
2007 Featured on Long Island News Channel 12, Chauncey Howell interview
2006 Interviewed by Manhattan Arts International, also featured as the Artist of the week.
2006 Interviewed by MyArtSpace

Public Works of Martha Walker

Martha Walker`s Public works
Zimmerli Art Museum
Anne Frank Center, USA
Kouros Sculpture Center
Boca Beach Club and Resort
Pratt Institute
Holocaust Resource Center

Qualifications / Education of Martha Walker

Martha Walker`s Education
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1975 BFA, Fine Arts

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2001 Masters in Art Education, Honors

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Martha Walker

Martha Walker`s Publications
Catalog: Zimmerli Art Museum, "A Parallel Presence", Jan. 2009

Catalog: Phillips Museum of Art, Martha Walker, "Expanding Universe", Solo Exhibition, Jan. 2009

Sculpture Magazine, Review: "Martha Walker, Kouros Gallery, November 2010

New York Daily News: "Work Steels Show", December 9, 2010

Influences / Inspiration of Martha Walker

John Pai
Theodore Roszak

Price Range of Work

Martha Walker's work has a price range from £2,384 to £21,847

Mediums utilised

Martha Walker's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Martha Walker's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (9)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (7)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (6)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (5)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (4)
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures (2)
Column Pillar Columnar Stele sculpture statue statuary (2)
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue (2)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (2)
Vegetable Sculptures / Statues / statuettes (2)
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Shells Sculptures including Land and Sea and Freshwater Shells Fossil Shells
Abstract Fish Sculptures
Assemblages Sculptures Made from a Variety of Pieces or Bits collected together
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary
Sadness Anxiety Remorse Grief Sculptures Statues
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues
Wild Bird Sculptures
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures
Conceptual Art Sculptures Statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art
Monumental Contemporary Abstract Modern Sculptures
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues
Octopus, Cuttle Fish, Squid, Pearly Nautilus Amonite
Wedding Anniversary Gift or Present Sculptures Statues statuettes
Spherical Globe like Ball shaped Round Abstract Contemporary sculpture statue statuette
Sculpture or Statues made from Metal Rods or Bars

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