Nick Walker (British, b.1969) is a Graffiti artist and printmaker best known for his use of stencils and sophisticated, ironic imagery. During the 1980s, Walker was associated with the Graffiti scene in Bristol. In 1992, he began working with stencils to make independent works of art, although he continues to paint on streets around the world. Many of Walker’s works feature political messages, such as his Coran Can (2010), a mural on the streets of Paris that depicts a line of women dancing the can-can and wearing Burqa; Walker was referring to President Sarkozy’s plan to ban the Burqa in France. Walker’s work in the movie industry includes painting sets for the science fiction film Judge Dredd (1995) and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999). In 2011, the Cooper Square Hotel in New York invited Walker to paint a mural inside its restaurant, The Trilby. Walker’s work has been a major influence on the work of Banksy (British, b.1975), another well-known Graffiti artist from Bristol. His work has been exhibited at galleries such as the Black Rat Projects in London, the Kantor Gallery in Los Angeles, and the 95 Gallery in Berlin. He lives and works in Bristol.

Timeline

1969
Born: England

Exhibitions

2012
Graff the Peace! - Opera Gallery, Paris
Art & Toys – Collection Selim Varol - me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin
Streets of the World - Opera Gallery, New York City, NY
2011
Outside - Urban Street Group Exhibition - 34FineArt, Cape Town
Urban Art Show 2011 - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall (England)
Untagged (the white wall show) - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Addicts... D'art Urbain - Addict Galerie, Paris
2010
L'art Urbain...du Mur à L'atelier... - Addict Galerie, Paris
Nick Walker - In Gods We Trust - Art Sensus Gallery, London (England)
2009
1984 - The Kowalsky Gallery, London (England)
Get Rich Quick - Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA
With You I Want to Live: Gordon Locksley & George T. Shea Collection - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2008
Black Rat Press gallery (group show) London
Black Rat Press gallery (solo) V 4 Vandal London
Carmichael Gallery Los Angeles (solo) Pretty Decating
2007
Black Rat Press gallery(Group show) White Noise London
Leonard Street Gallery ‘Found’ (Group show)
Randall Scott Gallery (Group show) Washington DC
To Have & To Hold at The Wonderful Workshop Bristol, England
The Art of Nick Walker at The Park – Bristol, England
Santas ghetto (group show) London
2006
Origin of the Species (solo show) at Grand OFR. London.
ZarJaz-2000AD (group show) London
2005
On the 7th Day (group show) London
The Christmas show (solo show) at Cooshti’s Bristol.
Best in Show (group show) at Best. London.
Origin of the Species - 2nd Chapter (solo show) at 95 Gallery Berlin
Adfunture Invasion (group show), at Pixie Gallery Taipei,Taiwan
Origin of the Species (Solo show) at 17 gallery. London
Adfunture Show (group show) at Iconic Toronto A World of Influence (group show) at Urbis Artium Gallery. San Francisco.
Adfunture Show at Gigantic Brand (group show) New York
‘A Decade of Art’ 10th Anniversary show-(group show) The Kantor Gallery-Los Angeles.
Islands & Bridges (group show) - Upper Playground Gallery - San Francisco.
2004
Stencilitis. (solo show) Cooshti Bristol
Scrawl Collective show ‘All the people we like are dead’ (group show) 17 Space Gallery- London
Graffiti World exhibition (group show) at AKA London
20th anniversary Exhibition of the Design & Artists Copyright Society at The Mall Galleries, (group show) The Mall, London.
‘Talking Walls’ (group show) at The Arnolfini Gallery –Bristol.
Lost & Found at One30 (group show) Brsitol
‘Manifestation’ at Best (solo show) Clerkenwell ,London.
‘The Scrawl Collective’ (group show) at Box Fresh-Shorts Gardens, London.
2003
‘The Scrawl Collective’ (group show) at The Lab 101- Santa Monica, Los Angeles-USA.
'The Robinson Building Exhibition'.(group show) - Bristol.
'Sexhibition'(group show) at 13Hundred Gallery. - Cleveland, Ohio- USA.
'Texstyles' (group Show) at NFS Industries, Boston, MA 02205- USA.
'TeeTime' (Group Show) at Millicent Gallery, Los Angeles - USA.
'A Series of Small Paintings' -(solo show) at Il Bordello - Bristol.
'SexCells' at Exposure --(solo show) London.
2002
'Apish Angel' (solo show) at The Hoxton Square Bar,London.
D-frost.(group show) Centre Space Gallery, Bristol.
'The Future Is Not What It Was' (solo show)Tobacco Factory Bristol
'SexCells', (solo show) Hotwell Gallery Bristol.
1997
'Uptown Downtown'. (solo show ) at Two Floors London.
1995
'The Underclass'.(solo show) at The Place London.
'Seconds In Mecca'.(solo show) Thomas kettle Gallery. London.
1994
'The Underclass'- (solo show). Thomas Kettle Gallery, London
1985
'Graffiti Art in Bristol' (group show) Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

Literature

2006
Tres Logos. Published by Die Gestalten Verlag
2005
Untitled. Published by Bread & butter
Club Spotting 3.0. Published by Happy Books
Designed to Help. Published by Die Gestalten Verlag
2004
Graffiti World. Published by Thames & Hudson
2002
Stencil Graffiti. Published by Thames & Hudson.
1999
Scrawl-Dirty Graphics & Mad Characters. Published by Booth-Clibborn Editions.