Curriculum Vitae

Adrian Octavius Walker

Lives and works in Oakland, CA

Education

2006-2010 - University Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, and Photography



Group Exhibitions

2010- Fresh Paint 2,  2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO  

2014- Living Like Kings “Street Beautification” World Chess Hall of Fame St. Louis, MO

2014- Other Ways, Other Times; Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015- Wade in the Water; Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

2016- Paris Photo-Aperture Photobook Awards 2015 / Photobook exhibition, Huis Marseille, 1016 EK Amsterdam

2016 - Common Senses, The Center For Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

2016 - BAXTER ST at CCNY, 6th Annual Zine & Self-Published Photo Book Fair New York, NY 

2016 - Black Mail pt. 2 "Living Room" SPACE236 San Francisco, CA 

2016 - Dandy Lion: Curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis - Brighton Photo Biennial

2017 - Imagery of Chess - World Chess Hall of Fame St. Louis, MO

2017 -  PGH Photo Fair - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA  

2017 - AWAKE 10x10 Reading Room, Book and Zine Bazaar - Magnum Foundation, New York City

2018 - Green Book: 2018 Juried Exhibition - Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA


Solo Exhibitions
2016- Black On Film, Creative Campus at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2017- My Lens, Our Ferguson, Gallery 1055, San Francisco, CA


Curatorial

2017- Black Women over Breathing, Urb Arts, St. Louis, MO

2017- Black Women over Breathing, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA


Artist Talks
2014- Street Beautification, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO

2014- Other Ways; Other Times, Phillip Slein, St. Louis, MO

2014- Washington University, Photography As A Medium Of Change: Practice, Politics, And History

2016- Black On Film, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2016-  Photo-Bookworks Symposium, Rochester, NY                                                                  

2016- St. Louis Design Week, Panel discussion St. Louis, MO

2016- The Society for Photographic Education Midwest Regional Conference, St. Louis, MO

2017- Photo Alliance - Photo Books Today | Symposium II, San Francisco, CA 

2017- MoAD Vanguard Presents: The Intersection of Art & Technology, San Francisco, CA

2017- Open Show SF #84 Visual Omnivores, San Francisco, CA

2017- Q Bout!que / Artist Talk: The World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO

2017- Turnaround Arts Summer Leadership Retreat at Airlie, Warrenton, VA



Honors

  • 2007 - 2010 James T. Broadnax Memorial Scholarship (UMSL)
  • 2006 - 2007 Student Affairs Scholarship/Black Alumni (UMSL)
  • 2008 - 2010 Dean’s List (UMSL)
  • 2015 - Paris Photo-Aperture First Photo-book (Shortlist)                             
  • 2016 - Emerging 30, 30 under 30, Delux Magazine (STL)
  • 2018 - Black Enterprise BE Modern Man of Distinction 100

Publications
2015- My Lens, Our Ferguson - Self Published, St. Louis, MO


Resume - AOW Res