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Opening 3/16/12: Maria Walker, Sun You @ Open Space

March 12, 2012

Maria Walker, Sun You

Open Space
March 16 – March 31
Opening: Friday, March 16, 6 – 9 PM

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM

44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
View some installation images on KCLOG.

Opening 1/21/12: Domesticities @ Bull and Ram

January 16, 2012


Meghan Petras, Maria Walker, James Hyde, Eve Latainer, Yevgeniya Baras, Susan Bricker
Curated by Yevgeniya Baras
Cooking Performance by chef Angela Dimayuga
Bull and Ram
270 Lafayette Street (corner of Prince and Lafayette in SoHo)
Suite 612, New York 10012
Opening: Saturday, January 21, 7-9 PM

January 21 – February 19, 2012

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 6

Gallery contact: 917-602-0684

Opening 1/7/12: Mic Check @ Sideshow

January 16, 2012

Mic : Check

Sideshow Gallery
January 7 – February 26, 2012

Opening: January 7, 6 – 9 PM

Gallery Hours: 12 – 6, Thursday – Sunday

319 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Over 400 artists included.



12/10/11: Freestyle at Joe Ballweg’s Studio

January 16, 2012




Saturday, December 10,2011

6 pm – 10 pm

.Joe Ballweg
Andrea Bergart
Patrick Berran
Tamara Gonzales
Eric Hibit
Denise Kupferschmidt
Meghan Petras
Matthew Phillips
Red Paper Heart
Allyson L Smith
Jennifer Sullivan
Hiroshi Tachibana
Maria Walker
Sun You

Joe Ballweg’s studio
680 Woodward Ave, Ridgewood, NY
Seneca Stop on M train; Myrtle Wyckoff on L

10/8/11 – 11/5/11: 001 | Ryan Kitson, Matthias Merkel-Hess, Maria Walker at Favorite Goods

September 28, 2011
001 | Ryan Kitson, Matthias Merkel-Hess, Maria Walker
October 8 – November 5, 2011
Opening: October 8th, 7 – 10pm
Favorite Goods
936 1/2 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fall 2011: Maria Walker Interviews Cordy Ryman for NY ARTS Magazine

September 1, 2011

Read my interview with Cordy Ryman from this summer:

NY ARTS Magazine, Fall 2011

In Conversation: Maria Walker Interviews Cordy Ryman

8/26/11 – 9/8/11: ABSTRACTED at DNA Gallery

August 20, 2011

ABSTRACTED: Peter Acheson, Elizabeth Gourlay, Peik Larsen, Sarah Lutz, Erik Schoonebeek, Maria Walker

August 26 – September 8, 2011
Opening August 26, 6 – 10 PM

DNA Gallery, 288 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657, 508-487-7700

Contact: Kevin Rita,

8/7/11: REFORMATION 2011 at Somerset County Jail, Skowhegan, ME

August 1, 2011


Opening August 7, 2011

View images of the Jail installation.

The participants of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture present their work in Reformation 2011. The exhibition takes place in two sites: the former Somerset County Jail curated by Michael Ruglio-Misurell and the former Convent Reformed Church curated by Kyla Chevrier

Opening 6/3/11: Out of Practice @ ARTBLOG ARTBLOG

May 23, 2011

Opening Friday, June 3 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Curated by Nudashank

ART BLOG ART BLOG, 508 W. 26th St. 11th Floor, New York, NY

“Out of Practice” draws parallels between work that reflects its own materiality, deconstructs its own creation, and refers directly to the studio environment in which it was created. This meta approach serves as the basis for finding new ways to experiment within the medium of painting- expanding its limits, while drawing from a rich history of influences. In realizing such direct combinations of canvas, wood, paper, and pigment, the works in this exhibition evince a formalist minimalism as vestige of the long hours spent alone in the studio.

Show runs June 3rd -June 18th
Hours: Wed. – Sat. Noon – 6pm
and also by appointment

6/4/11-6/5/11: Purple Nurple at Bushwick Open Studios

May 23, 2011

Saturday, June 4 noon to 8pm
Sunday, June 5 noon to 7pm

Bushwick Open Studios, above English Kills Gallery

114 Forrest St. buzzer #9
Brooklyn, NY

For this year’s Bushwick Open Studios, Pioneers of Inspiration presents, “PURPLE NURPLE”, a group show of purple artwork.

Participating artists include:

and more…..

also on view, open studios of Joy Curtis and Mike Olin

Opening 5/27/11: Control Alt Delete curated by HKJB

May 23, 2011
HKJB is pleased to present . . .

 Control Alt Delete 

Benjamin King
Brion Nuda Rosch
Ernesto Burgos
Halsey Hathaway
Graham Collins
Jay Henderson
Lauren Luloff
Matt Jones
Maria Walker
Paul DeMuro
Stacy Fisher
Rob Nadeau
Vince Contarino
Tisch Abelow
Wayne Adams

840 Broadway (at Park Street), 3rd Floor, Bushwick, Brooklyn, 11206

J, M to Flushing Ave., or G to Flushing Ave.

One night only: Friday, May 27, 2011, 7-10 PM


Opening 4/16/11: The Shape of Things to Come @ Nudashank

March 27, 2011

Opening April 16 at Nudashank:

Stacy Fisher, Tracy Thomason, and Maria Walker

Location: H & H Building, 405 West Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, Maryland

Review by Matt Smith on the New American Painters blog.

Installation images.

Opening 1/21/11: FAWC Visual Fellows Invitational

January 21, 2011

2011 FAWC Visual Fellows Invitational

January 21 – February 1

Fine Arts Work Center, Hudson D. Walker Gallery

Provincetown, MA

Opening 1/9/11: Paintings on view at John Davis Gallery

January 10, 2011

Three paintings on view at:

John Davis Gallery

362 1/2 Warren Street

Hudson, NY 12534

Opening 1/8/11: It’s All Good!!: Apocalypse Now, Sideshow Gallery

January 10, 2011


Sideshow Gallery

January 8 – February 20, 2011

Opening Saturday, January 8, 6-9pm

319 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Hours 12-6, Thursday – Sunday

Opening 12/1/10: The Psychoanalytic Self, at NYU Rosenberg Gallery

November 30, 2010

Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, 34 Stuyvesant St., NY NY

December 1 – December 13

Artists: Jessica Berry, Nora Hagert, Maria Kondratiev, Maria Walker

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 1, 5-7 PM

Gallery Hours: Daily, 12-10 PM

View images of the show.

10/22/10: Cocktails and Dreams at the Laundromat

October 18, 2010

Cocktails and Dreams

Friday, October 22, 2010, 7-10 PM

The Laundromat

238 Melrose St., 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

A one night group show featuring small works and art- or artist-inspired cocktails by the following artists:

Jon Allmaier, Liz Atzberger, Kimberly Brandt, Dan Bruce, Heather Cahill, Christopher Deo, Ben Godward, Walsh Hansen, Alexa Hoyer, Ianthe Jackson, Jake Lesher, Rebecca Litt, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Joe Nanashe, Joe Protheroe, Carl Randall, Kevin Regan, Bob Scheib, Rob Servo, Stephen Truax, Maria Walker

The show will coincide with Work that Beat, a night of openings at Bushwick galleries.

View images of the show.

Opening 8/27/10: thanks.frank.

August 27, 2010


Frank Bramblett has taught at Tyler School of Art for the past 38 years (1972-2010). As a small gesture of appreciation, a group of his former students will exhibit artwork made with Frank in mind.

August 27 – September 21, 2010

Opening reception:
Friday, August 27, 7-9

Gallery hours:
Saturday, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday, 5pm – 8pm

Artists include 3axap Bakc, Amy Lincoln, Angela Washko, Anthony Campuzano, Arden Bendler Browning, Austin Lee, Bridget Purcell, Christopher Ulivo, Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, Dorian Dean, Dustin Metz, Esmeralda Montes, Joe Piconi, Jonathan Allmaier, Joy Payton, Julia Schwardron, Katrina Mortorff, Kelly McRaven, Lauren Whearty, Liz Markus, Maanik Singh, Maggie Van Scoyk, Maria Walker, Megan Bartley Matthews, Michael Ambron, Rebecca Saylor Sack, Rebecca Vicars, Robert Goodman, Sarah McD Kohn, Sean McBride, Thomas Vance, Tony Lopez and Trenton Doyle Hancock.

The exhibition will take place at The Elkins Estate, a historic mansion neighboring the original Tyler School of Art.

View images of the show.

Opening 6/4/10: Drawing of the Year, Camel Art Space

May 31, 2010

Drawing of the Year

June 4 – June 27, 2010

Opening: June 4th, 6pm – 10pm (concurrent with Bushwick Open Studios)
Gallery hours: Weekends 12 -6 pm, or by appointment
Location: 722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Drawing of the Year is an exhibition of works by artists who have shown at Camel over the past year. It is also celebrates the one year anniversary of Camel Art Space.
View images of the show.

Opening 4/3/10: Bushwick Shlacht!

April 2, 2010

Bushwick Shlacht!

Curated by Guillermo Creus with Marcel Huppauff and Tom Stanford

245 Boerum Street, Brooklyn, NY

April 3 and 4, 2010

Opening Reception: April 3, 6-10 PM

Includes work of over 60 artists, based on the concept of a battle/collaboration between painters.

Opening 1/9/10: It’s a Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery

January 9, 2010

Sideshow Gallery

319 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

hours 12-6, Thursday – Sunday

Opening 12/11/09: Soft Edge, Camel Art Space

December 3, 2009

Soft Edge, curated by Hilary Doyle and Reid Hitt

Artists: Peter Acheson, Nora Griffin, Chris Martin, Anna Rosen, Rachel Salamone, Maria Walker

Opening: Dec. 11, 2009, 6-9PM

Camel Art Space: open weekends 12-6PM, or by appointment

722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

View images of the show.

Opening 12/3/09: Small Works Show, 440 Gallery

December 3, 2009

5th Annual Small Works Show, curated by Charles Long

Opening: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, 6-9 PM

440 Gallery: 440 6th Ave., between 9th and 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY

10/24/09: This Beat Is Sick- Bushwick open gallery night

October 21, 2009

A taste of SUGAR

The new spot, Sugar, will participate in This Beat is Sick, a night of openings of Bushwick galleries:

Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6 – 10 PM

A Taste of Sugar features work by myself, Amy Lincoln, Helena Wurzel, Loie Hollowell, David Frye, and more…

Sugar Gallery: 449 Troutman St #3-5

Other gallery participants include:

Norte Maar, English Kills, Centotto, Factory Fresh, Grace Exhibition Space, Laundromat, Lumenhouse, Privateer, and Famouns Accountants.

Also check out Ianthe Jackson’s solo show, If Walls Could Talk, at Kevin Curran’s Laundromat.

Find out more information about This Beat Is Sick:

Opening 9/26/09: A Taste of Sugar

September 21, 2009

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Inaugural Exhibition: A Taste of Sugar

9/26/09 – 11/07/09

Opening: Saturday, September 26, 6-9 PM

I will be part of the inaugural exhibition at the new Bushwick art space, Sugar. The space is run by artist Gwendolyn Skaggs. Come check out the show and space!

open Friday to Sunday, by appt. only

8/8/09: The Burger Show, Laundromat Gallery

August 8, 2009


The Burger Show
Saturday August 8th, 2008

The Laundromat would like to announce the first event of its 2009 season, “The Burger Show” an exhibition of artwork and conceptual hamburgers by Laundromat artists Chris Deo, Maria Walker, Jonathan Allmaier, Joe Protheroe, Ianthe Jackson, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Ben Godward and Liz Atzberger. The Burger show combines two of New York’s most beloved summer traditions: the group show, and the barbecue, for an evening of multi-sensory fun.

The artists will prepare burgers at the gallery, each designed with an art historical or conceptual theme. Visitors may purchase a burger made by the artist of their choice, and enjoy the exhibition, a mixture of drawings, paintings and sculpture.

The Laundromat Gallery
238 Melrose St, 4th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
L train to Morgan
For more information call 347-623-3490

Read a review of the Burger Show:

Opening 7/10/09: Vox V, Vox Populi Gallery

July 2, 2009


Friday, July 10 – Sunday, August 2

Opening: Friday, July 10 from 6 – 11 PM

This is Vox Populi’s fifth annual exhibition, this year juried by Ryan Trecartin, artist, and Larry Mangel, the founder of Cerealart.

The show features 51 national and international emerging artists. Nearly 100 individual works will fill the gallery in a playful, sprawling installation designed by Trecartin and Mangel.


319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
T 215 238 1236
F 215 238 1253
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12-6 pm

Sideshow review

February 4, 2009


Read a review of It’s A Wonderful Life at Sideshow Gallery (with a mention of my painting) at

Opening 1/10/09: It’s A Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

January 4, 2009
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annual group exhibition
Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn (between S. 2nd and S. 3rd)
opening January 10, 6-9PM
up through February 22

Opening 10/24/08: Big Visions/Small Details, St. Paul’s Gallery, Cleveland, OH

August 28, 2008

Opening 5/8/08: Beyond the Surface, Studio @ DFB, Long Island City, NY

May 28, 2008

Above image: two paintings, Maria Walker, May 2008

Group Show hosted by the Studio @ DFB in Long Island City, NY.

Maria Walker and Jonathan Allmaier, Laundromat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

February 27, 2008


Above image: Laundromat show annoncement, March 2008
Press Release:

The Laundromat will feature paintings by Maria Walker and Jonathan Allmaier on March 15, 2008. Each artist explores and expands upon at least one aspect of the craft of painting.
Walker builds complex stretchers that involve irregular pieces of wood poking out against the canvas. The canvas forms a topography of peaks and valleys which the artist reacts and responds to with acrylic paint in varied hues both bright and subtle. The stretcher dictates the flow of water and acrylic paint across the surface to create the image. Allmaier also works in the abstract mien, though his painterly inquiry involves color and the substance of paint itself. Allmaier mixes many of his own paints from dry pigments. The result is intense, saturated hues of red, pink, green, yellow, and blue which Allmaier contrasts against one another in abstract shapes. The paintings allow us to see pigment as a physical object, each color distinct in texture and behavior, some cracking, others separating, an experiment unfolding before our eyes.
Allmaier has shown his work in Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Berlin; Providence, RI; and Lincoln, United Kingdom. Walker has exhibited in Philadelphia, Berlin, and Providence, RI. Both artists graduated from Brown University and earned MFAs in painting at Tyler School of Art. They live and work together in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, where they frequently discuss one another’s paintings.
The Laundromat is a new gallery space in Brooklyn, NY, started by artist Kevin Curran. For more information, please visit:

Von Heiner bis Mueller, Berlin, Germany

October 2, 2007


Above image: Juliane Zelweis and Jana Linke at Labor K1

Above image: Drawer installation, November 2006

Conceptual artists Juliane Zelweis and Jana Linke are the founders of Labor K1, a temporary gallery and studio space located in a old pharmacy in Berlin. In 2007, Zelweis and Linke curated the group show, Von Heiner bis Mueller, in which they invited artists to install their work in one of the many drawers of the pharmacy.

Lucky October, Barber Shop Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

January 11, 2006

Above image: Lucky October Show Announcement


Above image: Lucky October installation image, solo exhibition. November 2006

Artist Robert Geyer founded the Barber Shop in Philadelphia, PA in 2005.