Walker Pickering Studio
Walker Pickering (b. 1980) was raised in the oil fields of West Texas and the swamps of far East Texas. His summers were spent at family reunions in the Deep South, and he once traveled with his brother to Nigeria to visit their father for several weeks, setting him on a lifelong pursuit of adventure and exploration.
A pianist and brass player for most of his life, his most recent work deals primarily with young musicians involved in marching band and drum & bugle corps. Walker's work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and is included in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Wittliff Collection of Southwestern & Mexican Photography's permanent collections. He gives lectures on his work regularly, and teaches at several colleges in Texas.
Phone: (512) 576-7460
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SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Nearly West, Entry Space, University of Dayton, OH (Solo Exhibition)
2011 Nearly West, B. Hollyman Gallery, Austin, TX (Solo Exhibition)
2011 Nowhere Near Here: New Lens-based Work from Texas, HCP, Houston, TX
Toby Kamps & Michelle White, Curators
2010 The Portrait, L. Nowlin Gallery, Austin, TX
2008 Abundant Living, Blue Tower Gallery, Atlanta, GA (Solo Exhibition)
2007 Go All Night!, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
2006 Jane Jackson Selects, Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jane Jackson, Juror
2004 Musicians, Robot Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX (Solo Exhibition)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Wittliff Collection of Southwestern & Mexican Photography
Canteen Magazine, Issue 9, May 2013.
Der Greif Magazine, p. 14, Issue 6, Fall 2012.
Feature Shoot, “Classic American West Road Trip Photos”, Andi Vollmer, March 12, 2012.
Spot Magazine, Interview: Walker Pickering with Eric Hancock, p. 26-31, Fall 2011.
The Atlantic, Hole, p. 56, September 2011 Issue.
aCurator blog, “Walker Pickering”, Julie Grahame, February 2011.
Cantanker Magazine, Issue 11: Ambiguous Object, 2010.
A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove by Bill Wittliff.
University of Texas Press: Austin, TX, 2007.
Art Lies, Issue 68: “Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists”, Logan Sebastian Beck, 2011.
…Might Be Good, Issue #167: “Nowhere Near Here”, Rachel Hooper, April 15, 2011.
Houston Chronicle, “Mapplethorpe and Talent in Texas, Must See Photography”, Douglas Britt, April 8, 2011.
San Antonio Express-News, “Musician turned photographer makes art debut”,
Dan R. Goddard, September 26, 2004.
San Antonio Current, “The ghost of rock 'n' roll”,
Elaine Wolff, September 2, 2004.
2013 Artist Lecture, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2012 – Present Lecturer, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2011 Moderator for photographer James Evans, Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX
2011 Panel Member, Academic Practicum Workshop, SPE National Conference, Atlanta, GA
2010 Semifinalist, New Art in Austin Triennial, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2010 Juror, Inaugural Exhibition, Iron Rogue Gallery, Cedar City, UT
2009 – Present Faculty, The Art Institute of Austin, TX
2008 Adjunct Professor, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
2006 Darkroom Printer for A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, by Bill Wittliff
University of Texas Press, 2007
2004 – 2005 Photographer, Texas House of Representatives Photography Department, Austin, TX
The images featured on this web site are available for purchase, exhibition and publication. If you are interested in any of the images, please contact Walker. He is also available for commission and editorial work.
Difficult to read? A PDF version is available for download at http://walkerpickering.com/cv/walker-pickering.pdf and will look much better in print.