Curriculum Vitae

Adrian Octavius Walker

Lives and works in Oakland, CA


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


2017  Community Marketing at VSCO, Oakland, CA

Assist in marketing programs and activations that involve our VSCO community members and brand partners. I'm responsible for supporting the Brand Marketing team in the development and execution of community events, community programs, and brand partnerships.

2016 - Assistant Editor at VSCO, Oakland, CA

2014 - 2016 Content curator at VSCO, Oakland, CA

2014 - St. Louis Community Manager at F-stop, St. Louis, MO

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

2013 - Assistant Road Tour Manager/Photographer, Stalley of Maybach Music Group

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

Resume - AOW Res