Contact Information

jay@jaywalkerstudio.com

http://www.jaywalkerstudio.com/

PO Box 975 Malvern, PA 19355

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Mixed Media

Theotokos

Technology is definitely the scout, but artist are the oracle giving meaning to what is being discovered and we tend to be less progressive and more into reminding people about the big meta-narrative that we have been walking out.

There is some imagery that we can’t seem to shake. That’s not true about materials, though some stick around for a while, they often are replaced by new methods of production or the adaptation of something else made for different intentions. Theotokos is Greek for the God-bearer.

Drawing

Jackets

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. -Leonard Cohen

All portraits are a form of self-portraiture- as the maxim tells us. Is the reverse true?

Take one log, it will burn for a short time until fading into black. Place it next to another and they will race together to the ash.

Sculpture

Wood

Finding wood is one thing,
finding a person is another.
Knowing what is art and
what to burn for heat is a fool’s game.
People use to find gods in wood,
some still do.

Archived Work

Artist's Statement

Objecthood is defined apart from context. I want to visually understand what I am instinctively drawn to through recreating it. Through this struggle, I get closer to knowing who or what something is, and what that means.

I used to be solely a portrait artist, and in some ways I still am, but now I see people differently. I see them in objects or clothing or even myself. I think I see people for who they used to be, before all of this went so south… I see them bearing an image of all those attributes that we so desperately want.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2010
Second Skin, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibit Series, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Artist Lecture

2004
Image bearer, Center of the Arts, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, TX

2002
Everyman, Janet F. Harte Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

They’re Soul, Key Allegro Marina, Rockport, TX

Group

2011
Drawing the Line, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ

2010
Anthropoi, Mass Street Flash Space, Lawerence, KS

Abington Art Centers Presents, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Second Bambi Biennial, Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof

Singular Collective, Core Annex Gallery, Denver, CO

New, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Juror: Roberta Fallon

Humanization, Space 38|39, International Arts Movement, New York, NY

2009
b.a.l.m.- White Show, Traveling Exhibition, Signs of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS and (2010) Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, TX

Small Works Exhibit, Space 38|39, International Arts Movement, New York, NY

I Harvest, Center for Faith and Work, New York, NY

Objects and Things, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Reflections of Generosity, Traveling Exhibition with the U.S. Army MWR, Ft. Drum, NY, (2010) Illesheim, Germany, St. Louis, MO, and Ft. Riley, KS

That Bites, Pageant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art4Barter, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

2008
Night of a Thousand Drawings, Artist Space, New York, NY

2006
The Pressed Image, Art in City Hall, Mayor’s Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Negotiating Traditions, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005
People from the Collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christ, TX

Academy Fellowship, 1301 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004
A Little Insolence, A Little Soul, RedBud Projects/Gallery 101, Houston, TX

Nuevos Artistas, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

SAA Exhibit, Weil Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX
Juror: Jimmy Peña
Best of Painting, Best of Drawing

2003
Dimension Show, Corpus Christi Art Center, Corpus Christi, TX

SAA Exhibit, Weil Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX
Juror: Charles Field
Best of Show

2002
President’s Council, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Juried Exhibition
Best of Show

Dimension Show, Corpus Christi Art Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Jurors: Connie Arismendi and Michel L. Conroy
First Place

Independent Show, Corpus Christi Art Center, Corpus Christi, TX

2001
President’s Council, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Juried Exhibition
Best of Show

Rockport Artists Latitude, 2802 Gallery, Rockport, TX

SAA Exhibit, Weil Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX
Juror: John Hernandez
Best of Show

2000
Janet F. Harte Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

Selected Bibliography

2010
Fallon, Roberta, “Second Skin,” Philadelphia Weekly, November 24, 2010

Fallon, Roberta, “Weekly Update – Jay Walker’s sartorial ghosts at JOG Gallery,” artblog, November 24, 2010

Mintz, Jess, “Local Artist Exposes ‘Second Skin’,” The Triangle, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, October 2010

Stettler, Andy, “Malvern artist Jay Walker to exhibit 'Second Skin',” Montgomery Media, October 2010

Fallon, Roberta and Rosof, Libby, “Abington-monumental burned wood, cellophane collages and clothing,” artblog, July 8, 2010

Rosof, Libby, “Wilmington Happening- New! and Baseball,” artblog, May 7, 2010

Donahue, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2010

Tennant, Christy, “Humanization Curators Alison Stigora and Jay Walker,” International Arts Movement Conversations, April 1, 2010

Kelsey, Ron, Reflections of Generosity, Samizdat Creative, February 15, 2010

Self-Portrait,” Comment Magazine, January 22, 2010

2009
Tennant, Christy, Culture-making.com, December 2009

Collections

Abington Art Center Sculpture Park, Jenkintown, PA
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Colson Properties, Corpus Christi, TX
Lost Dreams on Canvas, Philadelphia, PA
Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, TX

Private Collections

Exhibitions Curated

2010
Co-curator, Humanization, Space 38|39, International Arts Movement, New York, NY

2009
World Youth Alliance Exhibit, Yale University, New Haven, CT

When We Gather…, Covenant Fellowship Church, Glenn Mills, PA

Alison Stigora: Altarpiece Project, Covenant Fellowship Church, Glen Mills, PA

2008
Alison Stigora: Recent Drawings, Baldwin Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

2007 – 2009
Student Exhibitions, the Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Education

2006
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Studio Art BFA

2004
Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, TX
BFA, Studio Art, Magna cum Laude