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).