Shelton Walker
Cistern (AR_1119)misdirection (AR_1120)wheel over (AR_1121) mutations (AR_1122) (on going work)piping plover won't cross over (AR_1123)dr. mousseau's swallowsthree days five hundred years henceshear and redrawproposal for the relocation of the world archive (AR_1105); assessment of the sea at Cuxhaven, Germanyproposal for the relocation of the Glasgow School of Art’s Artist’s Books Collection to the west coast of Scotland via the historic Forth and Clyde Canal (AR_1104)all my savingsthe relocation of the world’s archive AR_1102; consignment to the sea
pencil on paper; wood, steel, paintringoleviothe relocation of the world’s archive AR_1103drawing from the mactotem
My practice explores what we elect to remember, and why. What history do we carry with us, and what do we allow to be forgotten? Interdisciplinary in nature, my work takes inspiration from the logic of archives as well as science and architecture to form a pseudo-scientific approach to making. Most recently, the final form manifests as drawings, and often drawings married to sculptures, which complement, contradict, re-arrange, re-write (or re-draw), and forecast alternative histories and alternative futures.

Since fall 2012 I have been based in the Boston area, and recently completed a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE.

I hold an MFA from Glasgow School of Art and a BFA from the Pratt Institute. Recent exhibitions include the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts in both 2012 and 2010; Split, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin; Tapestries: A New Interpretation at the Burrell Collection, Glasgow; and Contemporary Glasgow Artists with the Collins Gallery of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.