About Deborah Walker

Walker’s work is in essence concerned with the enigmatic nature of representation and her imagery usually highlights the disjuncture between the real and the imagined. Her career has encompassed many trans-disciplinary activities, although her practice has largely been in painting.

She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University subsequently lecturering at these and various leading art schools in Australia.

Walker has participated in over 90 group exhibitions, numerous solo exhibitions and has been the receipient of a variety of grants and artist residencies. She was a finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the Portia Geach Art Prize, Gallipoli Art Prize, Bayside Aquisitive. She has been acquired in a variety of national prizes. Residencies have included Bundanon (Arthur Boyd Trust, Shoalhaven); Queensland College of Art, Griffith University; Trades Hall Studio; Project Grant, Visual Arts Board and Travel Grant, Australia Council, New York.

Her research grants and publications have centred on the investigation of the metaphysical, the focus of her doctoral thesis, which was published subsequently by VDM Verlag, as Giorgio de Chirico and The Real.