Project Description

About

Born in Dublin in 1967, where he graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 1992, Corban Walker is best known for his examination of perceptions of scale. Utilising specific local and cultural philosophies he encourages us to question the way we conceptualise, negotiate and interact with our environment.

Walker’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, and he has undertaken many important commissions at both public and private institutions including Bank of Scotland HQ, Dublin and Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., Tokyo. In 1996, Walker represented Ireland in L’Imaginaire Irlandais Festival, Poitiers, France. In 2008, he was Visiting Artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and in 2011 he was Ireland’s representative artist at the 54th Venice International Art Biennale.

Other recent projects include Mapping the Hugh Lane, (2009-2010) at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland; and Off the Glass, created for the exhibition Size Does Matter at the FLAG Art Foundation, New York in 2010 (curated by American basketball player Shaquille O’Neal), which explored the challenges of scale that the artist (and the curator) confront in the built environment.

Walker’s work forms part of major public and private collections around the world including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin; Arts Council of Ireland; Mitsubishi Estate Co, Tokyo; Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; University College Dublin; Bank of Scotland (Ireland).

Work

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Corban Walker: Post Office, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2016 Open House, Atelier Calder, France
  • 2014 Corban Walker: Image Space Light, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
  • 2012 Please Adjust, St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland
  • 2012 Please Adjust, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Ireland
  • 2011 Irish Pavilion, 54th Venice International Art Biennale 2011, Italy
  • 2009 Mapping Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2009 New Installation, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2007 Corban Walker, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2007 Grid Stack, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA
  • 2004 Corban Walker, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • 2003 Locating, London Print Studio, London, England
  • 2002 Corban Walker, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2000 Mapping 4, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA
  • 2000 Do you know the way, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1999 Corban Walker, Handball Court, Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland
  • 1998 Corban Walker, John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA
  • 1997 Corban Walker, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1997 Corban Walker, Ridinghouse Editions, London, England
  • 1996 Corban Walker, Le Confort Moderne, L’imaginaire Irlandais, Poitiers, France
  • 1995 Sculpture, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1994 Latitude, City Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 John Gibbons, Corban Walker, Michael Warren, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2014 The Artist’s Eye, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland
  • 2013 Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, New York, USA
  • 2013 Hurry, collaboration with Jean Butler, Project, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2012 Watch Your Step, Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
  • 2011 Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2011 Twenty, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland
  • 2011 Moving Image Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art, New York, USA
  • 2010 50 years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2010 New Editions and Monoprints, Pace Editions, New York, USA
  • 2010 Reflective Reflexion, Curatorial Research Lab, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2010 Size DOES Matter, Curated by Shaquille O’Neal, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
  • 2010 On The Square, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA
  • 2009 Lent space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tribeca, New York, USA
  • 2009 Something Else, Rothe House, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland
  • 2009 From Another Island, American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
  • 2009 Armory Art Show, Pier 94, New York, USA
  • 2008 Basel Miami Beach, PaceWildenstein Gallery, Miami, USA
  • 2008 Art Basel 39, PaceWildenstein Gallery, Switzerland
  • 2008 Patrick Scott and Corban Walker, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • 2008 10,000 to 50: Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland
  • 2007 Art Basel Miami Beach, PaceWildenstein Gallery, Miami, USA
  • 2007 Art 38, PaceWildenstein Gallery, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland
  • 2007 Volta 3, Contemporary Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2006 Art Basel Miami Beach, PaceWildenstein Gallery, Miami, USA
  • 2006 PaceWildenstein Gallery, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland
  • 2005 Drawings and Works on Paper from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • 2005 New Editions, Pace Prints Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2005 Siar 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland
  • 2005 PaceWildenstein Gallery, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland
  • 2005 Four Now, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
  • 2005 Logical Conclusions – 40 Years of Rule-Based Art, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA
  • 2004 Group Show, Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland
  • 2004 Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2004 A Vision of Modern Art in Memory of Dorothy Walker, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland
  • 2004 In the Time of Shaking, Irish Artists for Amnesty International (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland
  • 2003 Permaculture, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1999 Multiples x 2, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland