In the Artist’s Studio | Adrian Octavius Walker
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MoAD’s physical building may be closed due to the mandatory shelter-in-place, but you can still get your fill of art and artists of the African Diaspora. Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm PST, join MoAD staff members as we visit some of our favorite artists in their studios to see what they’re currently working on and how their work is changing as a result of the quarantine. This is a rare opportunity to hear from artists directly from their studios. We will follow all talks with an audience Q&A.
Adrian Octavius Walker is a mixed-media artist based in Chicago, IL by way of St. Louis Missouri.
His work is inspired by the black body, dynamics of the black family, and archival work related to the African American experience and the untold stories they share. Working in both film and digital-format photography, Walker creates penetrating portraits influenced by his deep awareness of the nuances that pervade the human experience.
His greatest milestone to date is being one of the prize-winning artists in The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today Competition currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Walker is currently represented by pt.2 Gallery Oakland, CA
You can find him curating artist talks and creating dynamic installation work. He enjoys collecting photobooks, some commercial photography, and discovering artists on the web. Give him a shout @aoctaviusW
Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges and the Westridge Foundation