Bio

Justine Walker lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a MFA (2010) and BFA (Hons) (2006) from Massey University, New Zealand and a BSc (1994) from Victoria University, New Zealand.

Her work is featured on CIRCUIT! Artist Film and Video, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Has recently had her first international solo show at SEVENTH, Melbourne, Australia (2017) and has been selected to be part of CURRENTS at A.I.R Gallery, New York in 2018.

Walker’s previous solo shows include where our bodies hit the world at play_station, Wellington, NZ (2017); For Sale: baby shoes, never worn at Toi Poneke, Wellington, NZ (2016) and Is this Enough? at Blue Oyster, Dunedin, NZ (2009). She has also been included in numerous group shows at artist run spaces and public galleries including MEANWHILE, Wellington, NZ; Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington; Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington; High St Project, Christchurch, NZ; and The Engine Room, Wellington. Her work is held in public and private collections including Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, NZ.

Qualifications

MFA, Massey University Wellington, NZ, 2010
Massey Scholar, Massey University Wellington, NZ, 2006
BFA (Hons), Massey University Wellington, NZ, 2006
BSc, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, 1994

Featured on

CIRCUIT! Artist Film and Video, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Upcoming Shows

CURRENTS, A.I.R Gallery, New York, 2018

Solo Shows

where our bodies hit the world, play_station, Wellington, NZ, 2017
For Sale: baby shoes, never worn,
SEVENTH, Melbourne, Australia, 2017
For Sale: baby shoes, never worn
, Toi Poneke, Wellington, NZ, 2016
Spinning in My Mothers Garden, MFA Graduation Show, Wellington, NZ, 2010
Is this Enough?, Blue Oyster, Dunedin, NZ, 2009
Best in Show, Art Box, Wellington, NZ, 2006

Group Shows

Satisfaction Frustration, MEANWHILE, Wellington, NZ, 2017
Enjoy Recipes Illustrated
, Enjoy, Wellington, NZ, 2010
Role. Play, Enjoy, Wellington, NZ, 2009
The Pretty Show, High St Project, Christchurch, NZ, 2008
Hey Student! Film Archive, Wellington, NZ, 2008
Watch This Space, Virtual Gallery Launch, St Paul Street Gallery, NZ, 2008
Double, Blue Oyster, Dunedin, NZ, 2007
Secret Life of Plants, Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington, NZ, 2007
Koru Lounge, Wellington, NZ, 2006 – 2007
Exposure ’06, Massey graduating show, Wellington, NZ, 2006
The Drawing Show, The Engine Room, Wellington, NZ, 2006
Space Invaders, The Engine Room, Wellington, NZ, 2006
Protagonettes: Timebased and Photo Media, Wellington, NZ, 2005

Awards

Finalist, Wallace Art Awards, Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ, 2017
Finalist, Parkin Drawing Prize, Academy Galleries, Wellington, NZ, 2017
Finalist, Wellington Reginal Arts Review, Expressions, Upper Hutt, NZ, 2016
Finalist, Parkin Drawing Prize, NZAFA Gallery, Wellington, NZ, 2014
Finalist, Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, NZ, 2009
Finalist, National Drawing Award, Artspace, The Physics Room, Enjoy, 2008
Finalist, Mazda Emerging Artist Awards, Auckland, NZ, 2005 & 2006

Publications

The Vulnerability Superpower, Review by Mary-Jane Duffy on EyeContact, October 2017
do undo redo, Essay by Caroline McQuarrie, 2017
Feminisms in Contemporary Art Project Spaces
, Essay by Kari Schmidt included in Love Feminisms Edited by Alice Tappenden & Ann Shelton
Enjoy Recipes Illustrated, Edited by the Enjoy Trust, Enjoy, Wellington, December 2011
Spinning in My Mothers Garden: a Search for Subjectivity, MFA Essay by Justine Walker, Wellington, 2010
Requiem for set, Essay by Rachel O’Neill, in Role. Play catalog for the show of the same name, Enjoy, Wellington, September 2009
Mark Amery, The secret life of plants in The Dominion Post, April 13 2007

Collections

The Film Archive, Wellington, NZ

Interviews

Art exhibition shines spotlight on childlessness with Ben Irwin for NewsHub on TV3, NZ

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