Caroline Walker

1982 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Caroline Walker is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other celebrated artists such as Lucas Dupuy, MacDonaldStrand, Alan Kane, David Robilliard, and Joseph Webb. Caroline Walker was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Caroline Walker is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries such as Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. Galleries include ProjectB in Italy, GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in the Netherlands, as well as GRIMM | New York in the United States. Caroline Walker's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Group Exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery | 16 Wharf Road in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 06 June 2019 until 26 July 2019. Caroline Walker's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Mingled Spaces (30 September 2017 - 05 November 2017) at Lychee One in London and NIGHT SCENES (01 May 2017 - 01 May 2017) at ProjectB in Milan. Caroline Walker's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called NIGHT SCENES and took place at ProjectB in Milan, Italy from the 01 May 2017 to 01 May 2017.

Caroline Walker in private collections

Caroline Walker's works can be found on Artland in the following collections: alias, which also includes works from prominent artists Caroline Walker, Suzie Van Staaveren and Zuijderwijk Vergouwe; as well as Edwin Oostmeijer which features the works of Willem Weismann, Katherine Bradford and Genieve Figgis.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an essential hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued vast wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been to a great extent eclipsed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became an important hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Caroline Walker

Caroline Walker was born in 1982 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Caroline Walker

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 5

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