Stephen Walter in the Café Gallery
Until 3 May 2007
In the Gallery Café
Stephen Walter, New Parliament, 2000. Durst Lambda print, 117.5 x 94.5cm. Included in the Houses of Parliament Museum Collection. These photographs were taken over a ten year period in different parts of the world. Without a pre-conceived plan of subject matter, the collection grow serendipitously. Whenever a scene of interest was chanced upon the picture would be taken, resulting in montages that reference the sublime and show humorous juxtapositions of ironic situations relevant in a world of both beauty and convenience.
Stephen Walter uses a range of media including drawing, photography, digital media, screen-printing, collage and painting. He is currently a Printmaking Fellow at the Royal Academy schools, involved with the digital suite and screen-printing departments which the Schools offers its students. The work shown here relates to this side of his practice.
Stephen Walter (b.1975) studied at Middlesex University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal College of Art (2001). He received second prize in The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, an award from the Tim Mara Charitable Trust (2001), was awarded the Suny Purchase Travel Award, USA (2001), and the Daler Rowney Drawing Prize, RCA, London (2001).
His solo shows include The Drawing Gallery (2005), Vertigo Gallery (2005), Deutsche Bank, London (2004), The Foundry (2003), The Electric Palace, Hastings (2003). Solos shows in 2007 include the Royal Academy of Arts and Contemporary Arts Projects, London
Group exhibitions include Alles Nahe Werde Fern Lookal01, Breda Holland (2007); Drawing Breath-10 years of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (2006)/Sydney (2007)/Bristol (2008). Broken Romanticism, Standpoint, London (2006); Obsession, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London (2006); Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall, Kendal, UK (2006); Bayennale – The LAB, San Francisco, USA; The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004 (UK tour including Jerwood Space, London and The Lowry, Salford Quays). Others include – Cornerhouse Gallery Manchester (2006); The Drawing Room, London (2005); Studio 6, Fitzroy, Australia (2005); Spectrum Fine Art, London (2004); Vertigo Gallery, London (2002-6); Spectrum Gallery (2004); RA Summer Show (2004/2005/2006); Fosterart, London (2005-6).
His work is held in both private collections in Europe and the US and public collections including The British Museum; Victoria & Albert Museum; The Houses of Parliament Museum; Deutsche Bank (London); Trussardi Foundation, Milan; London Borough of Barnet Public Collection and The Royal College of Art Print and Drawing Archive.
He is currently Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools and lives and works in London.