Curriculum Vitae

Adrian Octavius Walker

Lives and works in Oakland, CA


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


2016 - Present, Assistant Editor at VSCO, Oakland, CA
- Propose editorial ideas for original content pieces both paid and internal
- Develop original content for various content pieces within music, current events, style, and culture.
- Write and edit creative copy for VSCO editorials across all digital platforms.
- Prioritize deadlines and meet demands of editorial projects while supporting the senior editor.
- Interview musicians, artist, and creatives for VSCO original content stories. 
- Create photo assets using Adobe indesign, photoshop, and light-room.

2014 - 2016 Content curator at VSCO, Oakland, CA

2014 - St. Louis Community Manager at F-stop, St. Louis, MO
In charge of expanding the local brand awareness for f-stop. As the community manager, I work with local community influencers, media, and industry affiliates with an end goal of informing those in Saint Louis about who and what f-stop is.

2014 - Senior photographer at Yellow Brick Creative Studio, St. Louis, MO

2014 - Co-Producer/Photographer - Side Project Skateboards, Brandon Voges (Bruton Strobe) St. Louis, MO
Photographed skate decks for Jake Eshelman, Founder of Side Project Skateboards.

2014 - Assisted Demond Meek, Jacquin Studio, St. Louis, MO
Sigma Life Science
Art direction, camera rig, and platform rotation. 

2013 - Assistant Road Tour Manager/Photographer, Stalley of Maybach Music Group, (35 Cities/45days)
Manage the merchandise for selected cities. 
Kept up with scheduling for in-store meet and greets as well as radio interviews. 
Photographed each show, followed with a blog post.

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

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



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



Volunteer Experience

2017- MoAD Vanguard Leadership Council

2017- Oakland Youth Art Explosion

2016- Alameda County Community Food Bank

2015- Colorado Springs Food Rescue

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