Walker, Nara

“My work aims to capture the evocative process of creating art. For me this connects deeply with the physical body and subconscious mind, the outcome of my work should represent the connection between myself and the medium. Inspired by evoking strokes, gestures and movement, responding to the pleasures of creating.
In between revealing and concealing, my work pushes away the boundaries of self-imposed rules. In turn exploring my own body within the depiction of photographs, live art and the process within expressionist painting.”

Nara Walker is an Australian artist currently based in London.

She holds a BFA with Honours from Griffith University (QCA), Brisbane Australia. Creating several view points within various mediums Nara explores physicality and pushes the boundaries of self imposed rules. She performed live in Venice two times during the 2015 Venice Biennial, numerous times in London including TRIBE 2015 and recently at Palmarina, Bodrum Turkey for the opening of her solo show Beauty Amongst Chaos at the well established gallery Mine Sanat Galerisi.
She is recognised on an international level, recently exhibiting for the AIR program Paint For Georgia and has been nominated as a finalist in numerous awards including but not limited to; The Jackson Art Prize 2016 (long list), Summer Art Award 2015 (Finalist), Lacey Contemporary, The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2015 (Finalist), Kings Place Piano Nobile, London UK, SeeMe award 2015 (Finalist), Scope Art Show, Miami USA and The Blooom Award 2015 (long list), Cologne Germany. Selected future projects include group shows at The Strand Gallery, London UK and a traveling curated exhibition at My Micro Le Gallery Milan Italy, the same show has recently been on show at Onishi Project Gallery, Chelsea district NY, curated by  Stefania Carrozzini.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Beauty Amongst Chaos, Mine Sanat Galerisi, Palmarina Bodrum Turkey

2014 Artist in Residence Exhibition, Juxtaposed Gallery, Camden, London UK

2014 Suggestive Gestures, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia

Group Exhibitions

2016 WITP collective Group Show, 19 Greek Street Gallery, Soho, London UK

2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth, Onishi Project Gallery – Traveling show, Curated by Stefania Carrozzini, Chelsea, New York City USA

2016 WITP collective Group Show, Clerkenwell Gallery, London UK

2016 Mstkheta Independence day – open air exhibition, Paint for Georgia Art Festival, Georgia

2016 Paint for Georgia Artist in Residence The National Parliamentary Library, Tbilisi Georgia

2016 Asgard-Arts, online directory and sales 2016 Axis Gallery, Sunshine Coast Australia

2015 Scope Art Show, digital display and finalist in the SeeMe award, Miami USA 2015 Flux, live performance, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK

2015 Exhibit Here’s Art Maze Exhibition at Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London UK

2015 Frieze London

2015 VIP Rendezvous, Art Naked, The Library, London UK

2015 Confluence, Espacio Gallery, London UK

2015 Letters to a Lady, Collaboration – live performance, The Library, London UK

2015 Tribe, Exhibition and live performance, Ugly Duck, London UK

2015 Connect to Colour, Summer Art Award, Lacey Contemporary, London UK

2015 Future and Behind, Hair Pull (live performance), Con-Temporary5, Venice Italy

2015 Memories of Self, Energy String (live performance), Venice Art House, Venice Italy

2015 Summer Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London UK 2015 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize,  Piano Nobile Kings Place, London UK

2015 Poetry in Visual, Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal

2015 Reflections, Espacio Gallery, London UK

2015 Art Battle, Artists tied in the battle, Art Fix, London UK

2015 Pure Painting, Group exhibition, Brent Artists Resource, London UK

2015 Coffee Art Project, The Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Amsterdam Netherlands

2015 Awareness, Loft Art Space, Strasbourg France 2015 Coffee Art Project Finalist exhibition, The London Coffee Festival, London UK

2015 Spring Salon Part 2, Candid Arts Trust, London UK

2015 Spring Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London UK

2015 GAWP, The Other Cafe and Gallery, London UK

2015 Art In The Hills Finalist exhibition, Oakhill College, Sydney, Australia

2015 Protecht, The Bank Space Gallery CASS, London UK

2015 Forbidden, Guerilla Galleries, London UK 2015 Go Figure, Art with Heart, Altrincham UK

2014 Art Showcase London, The Yard, London UK