Born in 1969, Nick Walker is one of UK’s leading artists creating beautiful freehand work with the help of stencils. He worked in the field of advertising and also as an illustrator and tried his hands on film set designing as well. He emerged from the infamous and ground-breaking Bristol art and graffiti scene of the early 1980s.
As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon Nick's work became a blueprint for hundreds of burgeoning artists. His work has constantly evolved and always remains innovative, modern and thought-provoking earning him the notoriety of one of the UK's most wanted artists.
It was after the continuous destruction of his illegal work that Nick transcended his urban surroundings and changed his angle of attack to one focused on the establishment and art world. His distinctive style adapted effortlessly from the walls of Bristol to canvases on gallery walls.
His work still draws on the energy and imagery of graffiti but he succeeds in combining the freedom the spray can brings with very controlled and intricate stencilling. The results are highly sophisticated and incredibly desirable. His work has been embraced by the mass media including the record, advertising and film industries. With commissions as prestigious as the major motion pictures Judge Dredd and Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.
Most recently Nick’s ‘Vandal’ Character was featured in the Black Eyed Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’ Video and the character influencing the band members with his love of chucking paint.
Nick Walker’s recent work had been displayed in exhibitions like "Two Floors", Soho (London), and a solo exhibition sponsored by Absolute Vodka, at Goodge Place, London. His work had been selected by the V&A for producing his designs in a postcard format for sale in the museum shop.??Some of his works like Moona Lisa, THE CANS and BORN2BOMB are partly hand-sprayed and partly hand-printed. They are all unique and are signed and numbered.
Black Rat Press gallery (group show) London
Black Rat Press gallery (solo) V 4 Vandal London
Carmichael Gallery Los Angeles (solo) Pretty Decating
Black Rat Press gallery(Group show) White Noise
Leonard Street Gallery ‘Found’ (Group show)
Randall Scott Gallery (Group show) Washington DC
To Have & To Hold at The Wonderful Workshop Bristol
The Art of Nick Walker at The Park – Bristol
Santas ghetto (group show) London
Origin of the Species (solo show) at Grand OFR. London
ZarJaz-2000AD (group show) London
On the 7th Day (group show) London
The Christmas show (solo show) at Cooshti’s Bristol
Best in Show (group show) at Best. London
Origin of the Species - 2nd Chapter (solo show) at 95 Gallery Berlin
Adfunture Invasion (group show), at Pixie Gallery Taipei,Taiwan
Origin of the Species (Solo show) at 17 gallery. London
Adfunture Show (group show) at Iconic Toronto 1
A World of Influence (group show) at Urbis Artium Gallery
Adfunture Show at Gigantic Brand (group show) New York.
‘A Decade of Art’ 10th Anniversary show-(group show). The Kantor Gallery-Los Angeles.
Islands & Bridges (group show) - Upper Playground Gallery - San Francisco.
Stencilitis. (solo show) Cooshti Bristol
Scrawl Collective show ‘All the people we like are dead’ (group show). 17 Space Gallery- London
Graffiti World exhibition (group show) at AKA London
20th anniversary Exhibition of the Design & Artists Copyright Society at The Mall Galleries, (group show) The Mall, London.
‘Talking Walls’ (group show) at The Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Lost & Found at One30 (group show) Bristol
‘Manifestation’ at Best (solo show) Clerkenwell ,London
‘The Scrawl Collective’ (group show) at Box Fresh-Shorts Gardens, London
‘The Scrawl Collective’ (group show) at The Lab 101- Santa Monica, Los Angeles-USA
'The Robinson Building Exhibition'.(group show) - Bristol
'Sexhibition'(group show) at 13Hundred Gallery. - Cleveland, Ohio- USA
'Texstyles' (group Show) at NFS Industries, Boston, MA 02205- USA
'TeeTime' (Group Show) at Millicent Gallery, Los Angeles - USA
'A Series of Small Paintings' (solo show) at Il Bordello - Bristol
'SexCells' at Exposure (solo show) London
'Apish Angel' (solo show) at The Hoxton Square Bar,London
D-frost.(group show) Centre Space Gallery, Bristol
'The Future Is Not What It Was' (solo show)Tobacco Factory Bristol
'SexCells', (solo show) Hotwell Gallery Bristol
'Uptown Downtown'. (solo show) at Two Floors London
'The Underclass'.(solo show) at The Place London
'Seconds In Mecca'.(solo show) Thomas Kettle Gallery. London
'The Underclass'- (solo show). Thomas Kettle Gallery, London
'Graffiti Art in Bristol' (group show) Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Eyes Wide Shut