Randy Walker Sculpture


1970 Born in Tacoma, Washington



1994 Bachelor of Architecture

University of Oregon.  Eugene, Oregon


Public Commissions


2014  City of Lancaster.  Dancing Arches.  Permanent installation. Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2013 Center of Wonder.  Art Spot. Temporary installation.  Jackson, Wyoming

2013-14  Port of San Diego.  WRAP: Artistic Investigation of the Port of San Diego Tidelands. Temporary installations at San Diego's two shipping terminals.  San Diego, California

2013-14 City of Albuquerque. Sky Portal. Permanent installation. Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013  Scottsdale Public Art. Entanglement.  Temporary installation.  Scottsdale, Arizona

2012 City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.  Color Falls. Temporary installation. Altanta, Georgia

2011 Minnesota State Arts Board. Passage. Temporary installation. Kasota, Minnesota

2011 Wormfarm Institute. Field Weave. Temporary installation.  Reedsburg, Wisconsin

2010 University of Wisconsin-Madison. School of Education.  Proximal Ring. Permanent installation. Madison, Wisconsin

2010 City of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Woven Olla. Permanent suspended public artwork for Southside Branch Public Library.  Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009 Western Michigan University Sculpture Tour.  (re)Woven Corncrib.  Temporary public installation. Kalamazoo, Michigan

2008 Hennepin County. Convergence. Temporary installation. Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008  Mill City Museum. Grain Fall. Temporary installation. Minneapolis, Minnesota

2007 City of St. Louis Park. St. Louis Park. Dream Elevator. Permanent installation. St. Louis Park, Minnesota

2006 Hennepin County. Suspendend Volume.  Permanent installation.  Minnetonka, Minnesota

2006 Science Museum of Minnesota. Threaded Wall. Permanent installation. St. Paul, Minnesota

2005 City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis. Return Journey.  Permanent installation. Minneapolis, Minnesota

2005 Cream of Wheat Lofts. Wrapped Column.  Permanent installation.  Minneapolis, Minnesota


Selected Group & Solo Exhibitions


2012 Retro/Prospective: 25 Years of Contemporary Fiber Art. browngrotta arts.  Wilton, Connecticut

2011 Cheongju 7th International Craft Biennale.  Cheongju City, South Korea

2011 www. exhibit. Regional midwest textile and fiber artists. Northfield Arts Guild. Northfield, Minnesota

2010  SOFA West Santa Fe.  Shimmer Frames I-V.  (catalog cover image).  Represented by browngrotta arts

2008 Randy Walker: Filling Space Delicately.  Normandale Community College Art Gallery. Normandale Community College Fine Arts Department. Edina, Minnesota

2007 Recent Work by Randy Walker.  Viterbo University Art Gallery, Viterbo University.  La Crosse, Wisconsin

2007 Works by Randy Walker +Rachel Vogt.  Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota.  St. Paul, Minnesota

2006 By a Thread: Recent Sculpture by Randy Walker. Augsburg College, Gage Family Art Gallery. Minneapolis, Minnesota

2005 Transformations 5: Contemporary Works from Found Objects. Society for Contemporary Craft. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2005 Nothing New: Art from Recycled Materials. Minnesota Textile Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota

2004 2004 Artist Initiative Grant Recipients Exhibition. Minnesota State Arts Board. St. Paul, Minnesota

2004-6 Fiberart International: Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Pittsburgh Fiber Arts Guild. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bellevue Arts Museum. Bellevue, Washington. Museum of Arts and Design New York, New York

2004 A Fine Line. Bloomington Art Center. Bloomington, Minnesota

2002-4 Art of Today: Artists from North Dakota and Minnesota.Exhibition & Artist Residency. Rolling Plains Art Gallery; Plains Art Museum. Fargo, North Dakota

2001 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Bloomington Art Center. Bloomington, Minnesota

2000 Art Influenced by Architecture: International Juried Exhibition.The Torpedo Factory Art Center. Alexandria, Virginia

2000 National Small Sculpture Exhibition. Hattiesburg, Mississippi

2000 National Sculpture and Fine Crafts Juried Exhibition.St. Louis Artists’ Guild. St. Louis, Missouri

2000 What is Art? National Juried Exhibition. St. Cloud, Minnesota

1999 International Juried Exhibition. New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. Summit, New Jersey

1999 National Juried Exhibition. Cooperstown Art Association.Cooperstown, New York

1998 National Small Works Exhibition. Schoharie County Arts Council. Cobleskill, New York


Awards & Grants


2013 Minnesota State Arts Board.  Artist Initiative Grant

2012 Americans for the Arts Year in Review.  Passage selected as one of 50 top public artworks in the United States

2012 McKnight Foundation/Forecast Public Art Midcareer Public Art Project Grant

2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2007 Minnesota State Arts Board. Artist Initiative Grant

2006 Science Museum of Minnesota Artist-in-Residence

2005 Americans for the Arts Year in Review 2005.  Woven Corncrib selected as one of 50 top public artworks in the United States

2004 Minnesota State Arts Board. Artist Initiative Grant

2004 Forecast Public Artworks. Public Art Affairs Emerging Artist Grant

2004 Third Prize. Fiberarts International Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber

1998 First Prize. National Small Works Exhibition. Scoharie County Arts Council