Artist Talk: Walter Price

September 29, 2018 / 12:00pm

FREE + Open to all

Walter Price (1989, Macon, GA) is a painter living and working in New York. He earned a BA from the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA (2011) and an AA from Middle Georgia College, Macon, GA (2014). Price’s works depict intimate narratives from the artist’s life and recognizable cultural symbols combined with a painterly stylistic treatment that places figures, objects, and sites in many, often contradictory perspectives. Many of Price’s paintings are sited in illusory domestic settings that evoke the soft edges of a dreamscape; with multiple focal points and characters seemingly free from the constraints of space and time, Price builds ever-changing narratives. His paintings pose questions about identity, personal and social history, and the nature of memory and narrative. Price’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions including Pearl Lines, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2018); Open House, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2018); Hecate, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA (2017); Fictions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2017); 99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (2017); Zeitgeist, MAMCO Musee d’Art Moderne, Geneva, Switzerland (2017); and Flemming Faloon, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium (2017). He is a current artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauchenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida, and in 2017 Price completed a residency with Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York.

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