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 was born in 1990 Australia. She graduated with a BFA Honours in 2013 from QCA, Griffith University. She held her first solo show Suggestive Gestures at Woolloongabba Art Gallery Brisbane Australia in May 2014. In June 2014 Nara relocated to London UK to find new grounds for her work. Nara now holds a base in Brisbane Australia, London UK and Reykjavik Iceland. She exhibits worldwide and has been included in a number of awards (including but not limited to); The Blooom Award 2015 and 2016 (short list), Cologne Germany, The Jackson Art Prize 2016 (long list), The Ruth Borchard Self- Portrait Prize 2015 (Finalist), Kings Place Piano Nobile, London UK, Summer Art Award 2015 (Finalist), Lacey Contemporary, London UK and SeeMe award 2015 (Finalist), Scope Art Show, Miami USA.

Creating several view points within various mediums Nara explores physicality and pushes the boundaries of self imposed rules. She performed twice during the 2015 Venice Biennial, numerous times in London, more recently in Amsterdam at OT301 and Palmarina Turkey during the opening of her solo show Beauty Amongst Chaos 2016 at Mine Sanat Galerisi. She was published throughout Turkey in a number of newspapers and magazines including the front page of Milliyet.

Nara’s work has been exhibited across the globe. One of her most recent ventures abroad includes an artist in residence for the art festival, Paint For Georgia. The final exhibition was held at The National Parliament Library, Tbilisi Georgia. Her piece is now included within The National Parliament Library Collection. Nara’s work is also included in the private collections of Mine Sanat Galerisi, Turkey and City Museum of Aveiro, Portugal.

Recent exhibitions include group shows at Onishi Project Gallery, Chelsea New York City USA, My Micro Gallery, Milan Italy, Le Dame Art Gallery, London UK and Calici d’Arte in Montecosaro Italy. Nara has a number of upcoming shows including a group show at Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne Australia, Singapore Contemporary Art Fair representation by The Gallery Eumundi and group shows throughout 2017 with On Art Frieze Gallery, Florence Italy.

Future exhibitions

2017 Throughout the year, Group show, On Art Gallery Firenze, Florence Italy

2017 Solo show, Marfa Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2017 Artist in Residence, Pantocrátor Gallery, Shanghai, China

2017 Artist in Residence, Instinc, Singapore

2017 Solo Exhibition, Just Art Gerichtsgalerie, Berlin Germany

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

2017 January, Brunswick Street Gallery, Group show, Melbourne Australia

2017 January, Singapore Contemporary, Art Fair, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Singapore

2016 December, Empatheyes, Theater and exhibition, London UK

2016 Festival Calici dArte, On Art Gallery, Montecosaro Italy

2016 Common People, Ugly Duck, London UK

2016 “What Is The Point?”, The Strand Gallery, London UK

2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth, My Micro Gallery, Milan Italy

2016 Intimacy, Arch Collective, Brooks and Groves, London UK

2016 TRIBE International Art Fair, Chrom-Art, Ugly Duck, London UK

2016 Bedroom Artists, Hive Dalston, London UK

2016 Le Dame Art Gallery, Melia White House, Regents Park London UK

2016 Exposed, Ben Oakley Gallery,  London UK

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