German Village Society is pleased to welcome Walter King to the Gallery at Brent Warner Fest Hall, and we hope you will join us!
His opulent color and somber tonalities are perfectly modern yet almost medieval. At times he seems able to straddle 5 or more centuries of art while at once surprising us by celebrating the highs and exploring the lows of the current human condition.
Walter’s works in Fest Hall are done plein aire style, primarily from his recent travels. A handful are from photographic sketches due to circumstances of weather and his own impaired mobility.
Walter was diagnosed with an inflammatory disease in his spine in May 2010, which at first put him in a wheelchair but he has since regained mobility.
“These are works, as I suggested, from perception…taken with a loose grip on the saying Corot once used: ‘I dream before nature,’” Walter said. “And so these small visual musings on what I see, what I experience, give me that moment of clarity that making art has always had for me. In this case I am a witness to beauty.”
Walter has exhibited all over the world, including Artempresa Gallery, Cordoba Argentina and Zagreb Children’s Library, Zagreb Croatia.
On March 5, Walter will present an artist talk focusing on transitions in his work over the past four years. All are welcome to hear this fascinating artist talk and teach about his work.
2011 Biannual Invitational, State of The Art Gallery, Ithaca NY
2010 WALTER KING: Midwestern Dialogue, Columbus Ohio, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery and Mount Vernon Nazerene University.
2010 7 Landscape Painters: Tina Engels,Walter King,William LaChance,
Damon McArthur,Frank Spidale,Tom Tomc,and Barbara Major-Weaver. The Beverly Art Center, Chicago IL
2009-2010 Illuminating Art: German Village Art League, Archive Gallery, Columbus OH
2009 Argentina Remembered: Reprised Watercolors from Cordoba and Salta Provinces. Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD, Columbus. OH
2009 Art 68 at Coco 68, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Fire River, Summerfield Studios, Columbus OH
2009 Unify, the German Village Art League, Katerina Gallery, Columbus OH
2008 THE SPIRIT MOVES/The Dance: Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus OH
2007 Timothy King and Walter King: Drawings and Watercolors, Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Cordoba Argentina
2007 Capital Art, Group show at Greenwich Upstairs, Cincinnati Ohio
2007 Walter King: Internal Scenarios, BoMA, Columbus Ohio
2006-7 Operation Fragmentation, BoMA, Columbus Ohio
2006 Grand Opening Group Exhibition at the Bar of Modern Art, Columbus Ohio.
2006 Group show of gallery artists at Rock, Paper Scissors Gallery Asbury Park NJ.
2006 1st ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: Group show,33 Collective Studio Gallery in the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago IL
2005 THE GREENPOINT PAINTINGS: WALTER KING, Three Months in New York, Acock Gallery, the Columbus College of Art and Design
2005 ANGELS OF NEW ORLEANS: Rock Paper Scissors Gallery, Asbury Park NJ.
2005 OBSERVED AND STAGED:Metaphorical Terrains by Timothy and Walter King, 33 Collective Studio Gallery in the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago IL
2005 EXPOSURE: Group Exhibition, The Gallery Space, Queens Plaza, Long Island City, New York
2004 AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS 23rd ANNUAL, group show held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC, NY
2004 THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, JVC Hall Gallery, Columbus OH
2004 PULP FICTION: WORKS ON PAPER BY WALTER KING,
Artempresa Gallery,Cordoba Argentina
2004 CROSSING PATHS: IDEAS THROUGH MATERIALS AND OVER TIME,Reed Gallery at the Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.
2003 THE COLOR OF WIND: WALTER KING’S AMNIOTIC ABSTRACTIONS, F.H.Herbert Design Gallery, Kirkland (Seattle) WA
2002-03 DENNIS APPLEBEE AND WALTER KING, Barth Gallery, Columbus Oh
2002: IMAGES AND ILLUSTRATIONS: SELECTED WORKS BY WALTER KING FROM THE LAST 22 YEARS, Jefferson College, Hillsboro Missouri (St. Louis))
2002: HORSES FOR RAOUL, Artempresa Gallery, Cordoba Argentina.
2002: ILLUSTRATORS WHO TEACH, Gallery of the Society of Illustrators of New York City, NY.
2002: TO DRINK THE SKY, TO BREATHE THE SEA: SELECTED WORKS ON PAPER Acock Gallery, the Columbus College of Art and Design
2002: “theARTproject:Artists Respond to Terrorism” a digital dialogue on www.theARTproject.net, NYC NY
2001: BEBER EL CIELO, RESPIRAR EL MAR: ESCENARIOS INTERNOS DE WALTER KING (TO DRINK THE SKY, TO BREATH THE SEA: WALTER KING’S INTERNAL SCENARIOS)- Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000-01: THE OBJECT CONSIDERED: CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE IN OHIO, ILLINOIS AND INDIANA- Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio; South Bend Regional Museum, South Bend Indiana; Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmouth Ohio
2000: MATERIAL MYSTERIES: WALTER KING AND BRUCE ROBINSON- Barth Gallery, Columbus Ohio
1999: ILLUSTRATIONS, PRINTS, AND EXPERIMENTAL DRAWINGS- Zagreb Children’s Library, Zagreb Croatia
1998 MOVING EYE…MEMORIZING WIND…WALTER KING- Elements of Art Gallery, Columbus Ohio
1997: VIER HERZEN EINE LIEBE (FOUR HEARTS ONE LOVE): KING, KORTLANDER, ROBINSON AND TAGGERT- Kulturrathaus Gallery, Dresden Germany
1996: 7 POINTS OF VIEW: Group Show, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio
1994: MIXED METAPHORES:WALTER KING- Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma
1991: OMNIBUS 91: RECENT WORK BY 10 MID-CAREER ARTISTS- Herron Art School/Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Indiana
1990: WALTER KING, SMALL SHOW LARGE WORK, Orinoco Gallery Columbus OH.
1985: IMAGES FOR SURVIVAL- Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima Japan; Washington Square Mall, Wash.,DC; Arthur A Houghton Jr. Gallery,Cooper-Union, NYC, New York
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Addie Award for Profiles in American Art Poster (PBS series)1992
Addie Award for Profiles in American Art Catalog (PBS series)1992
American Institute Graphic Artists merit award, Profiles 1993
Columbus Foundation Painting Award, Ohio Art League Fall Exhibition 1991
3rd place, Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition 1991
Best of Show award, Columbus Aids Task Force 1st Aids Auction
CCAD Travel grant to exhibit in Budapest in 1992
Ohio Arts Council grant for 3 Ohio Painters/Budapest catalog 1992
Ohio Arts Council grant for Four Hearts One Love/Dresden catalog 1997
Ohio Arts Council travel grant for show and lecture in Zagreb Croatia in 1998
Ohio Arts Council cultural exchange, Buenos Aires 2000
Ohio Arts Council cultural exchange, Internal Scenarios exhibition Cultural Recoleta de la Buenos Aires 2001
CCAD Faculty Enrichment grant for Internal Scenarios publication 2003
CCAD Faculty Enrichment grant to paint in Cordoba Argentina 2007
EDUCATION AND TEACHING HISTORY:
2004 to date: Professor, currently teaching Second year drawing and design (pictorial composition). I’ve also taught color, 2-D design, basic drawing and 1st year figure drawing and anatomy at the freshman level and a variety of Illustration courses from sophomore through senior levels at the Columbus College of Art and Design.
1997 to 2003: Professor and Chair of the Illustration Dept. of the Cols. Coll. of Art and Des., Columbus Ohio
1994 to 1997: Associate Professor, Cols. Coll. of Art and Des.
1991 to 1994: Assistant Professor, Cols. Coll. of Art and Des.
1985 to 1991: Instructor, Cols. Coll. of Art and Des.
1985: MFA/Painting, Boston University College of Fine Arts
Teaching Assistantships w/ Reed Kay (Painting Techniques), Robert D’Arista (Advanced Figure Drawing) and Joseph Ablow (Design and Color.) James Weeks was my painting professor.
1981: Studied painting at Wichita State University
Teaching Fellowship-Basic Figure Drawing (Advisor/Ray Olivero)
1981: BFA/Illustration, Columbus College of Art and Design
With heavy emphasis in painting and drawing under Nathaniel Larrabee.