Shelton Walker

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.

I hold an MFA from Glasgow School of Art and a BFA from the Pratt Institute. I recently completed a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. Exhibitions include the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts; 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.