Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.




Trees Breeze Green, Freight + Volume, NY, NY


The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY


Four Rooms, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY


Lucky October, The Barber Shop, Philadelphia, PA

Between the Houses, MFA Thesis Show, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA




In This Light: Stuart Arends, Heather Hutchinson, Maria Walker, Lesley Heller Workspace, NY, NY


Impossible Atmosphere, Sgorbati Projects, NY, NY

[THERE] Keith J. Varardi & Maria Walker, curated by Gabriel Pionkowski, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA


Out of Bounds: Katrina Umber and Maria Walker, organized by Samuel Zients, Brooklyn, NY

Timeshares, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

Anneliese Schrenk, Maria Walker, Vol. One, presented by COUPÉ International, 308at156 Project Artspace, New York, NY

Chuck Miller and Maria Walker, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA


Maria Walker, Sun You, Open Space, Long Island City, NY

Floor Routine, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA


001: Ryan Kitson, Matthias Merkel-Hess, Maria Walker, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles, CA

The Shape of Things to Come, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD


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




Love Child, curated by Eleanna Anagnos, Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY

Static Cling 2, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY


Implicit Horizon, Mixed Greens, NY, NY

Off the Wall / Fresco Painting, Hudson Guild Gallery, NY, NY


Let’s Get Physical, curated by Rick Briggs, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY

Saturation Point, Dutton Gallery, New York, NY

Performing Methods– in context, curated by Chris Oatey, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Digital Dye Hard, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Queens, NY

Anarchistic Abstraction, Riderhoff and Dupont Galleries, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA


The escape from the banal of everyday life to the world of the ideal, curated by Brooke Moyse, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

Temperature, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY

Upside Downturn, HKJB @ Gallery Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, Canada

Potential Images, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Immaterial Ergonomics, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA

Domesticities, Bull and Ram, curated by Yevgeniya Baras, NY, NY

Homecoming: First Annual Alumni Exhibition, Brown University, Providence, RI


Out of Practice, ARTBLOG ARTBLOG, curated by Nudashank, NY, NY

FAWC Visual Fellows Invitational, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Control Alt Delete, curated by HKJB, Brooklyn, NY

Abstracted, DNA Gallery, curated by Kevin Rita, Provincetown, MA

Purple Nurple, Pioneers of Inspiration, Brooklyn, NY


Cocktails and Dreams, The Laundromat, Brooklyn, NY

Bushwick Shlacht!, Fortress of Solitude, Brooklyn, NY

It’s a Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Drawing of the Year, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

thanks.frank., The Elkins Estate, Elkins Park, PA


Soft Edge, curated by Hilary Doyle and Reid Hitt, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Inaugural Exhibition: A Taste of Sugar, Sugar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Vox V, curated by Larry Mangel and Ryan Trecartin, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Small Works Show, curated by Charles Long, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Big Visions / Small Details, four person show, St. Paul’s Gallery, Cleveland, OH


von Heiner bis Muller, Labor K1, Berlin, Germany




“Maria Walker, 2015.” Gorky’s Granddaughter. May, 2015.


Walker, Maria. “Wise Object.” Chapbook of poems. October 2014.

Fawcett, Kirstin. “This Reversible Painting Flips Your Expectations of Art.” Smithsonian Magazine. May 2014.

“Maria Walker / Know You, Hello You”. La Vague Journal, Issue 3, Pilgrim. July 2014.

Butler, Sharon. “The Casualist Tendency.” Two Coats of Paint. Feb. 18, 2014.

Neil, Patrick. “Contemporary Fresco That’s Off the Wall.Hyperallergic. Nov. 10, 2014.


Trotta, Julia. “Coupé International: Anneliese Shrenk, Maria Walker, Vol. 1.” Exhibition Catalogue. Oct. 31, 2013.

McMahon, Henry. “Maria Walker and Charles Miller.” Observart. February 11, 2013.

Pagel, David. “Art Review: Chris Oatey at CB1 Gallery.” LA Times. March 14, 2013.


Howard, Chris. “Critic’s Pick: Maria Walker.” September 4, 2012.

Rooney, Kara L. “Review: The escape of the banal everyday life to the world of the ideal.” The Brooklyn Rail. December, 2012.

Rosati, Lauren, and Mary Anne Staniszewski, eds. “Alternative Histories: New York Art Space 1960 – 2010.” Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. pp. 368 – 369.

Rutherford, Mike. “Maria Walker: Interview.” Painter’s Bread. October 19, 2012.

Bromirski, Martin. “Maria Walker at John Davis Gallery.” Anaba. September 1, 2012.

LVL3 Gallery. “Artist of the Week: Maria Walker.” LVL3, June 18, 2012.


Smith, Matthew. “The Shape of Things to Come.” New American Paintings Blog. May 5, 2011

Truax, Stephen. “Review: ART BLOG ART BLOG”.” ArtPulse. Winter, 2011.

Walker, Maria. “In Conversation: Maria Walker Interviews Cordy Ryman.” NY Arts Magazine. Fall, 2011.

Amir. “Maria Walker’s Back is the New Front (Of a Painting).” Beautiful Decay. September 26, 2011.

Bromirski, Martin. “NUDASHANK, at ArtBlog ArtBlog.” Anaba. June 14, 2011.


Bromirski, Martin. “Favorites ‘10.” Anaba. December 31, 2010.

Bromirski, Martin. “Maria Walker at NYU’s Rosenberg Gallery.” Anaba. December 8, 2010.


Hill, Lori. “First Friday Focus.” City Paper, Philadelphia, PA. April 6, 2006.


Fallon, Roberta. “Tyler Skates at the Ice Box.” Fallon and Rosof Art Blog, June 6, 2005.


Clerestory, Brown/ RISD Journal of the Arts. Paintings and poems published. 1998-2002.



Visiting Artist, MICA Hoffberger School of Painting, 2015

Belle Foundation Grant Recipient, 2013

Visiting Artist, Brown University, 2012

Visiting Artist, Rutgers University, 2012

The Rome Art & Culture Fellowship, Temple University, 2006

Project Completion Grant, Temple University, 2006

Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, 2004, 2005

Weston Fine Art Award for Excellence in Painting, Brown University, 2002

Gilbert Stewart Prize in Art, Brown University, 2002

Starr Fellowship for Community Service, Brown University

Robert Joslin Award for Painting, Brown University, 2001

Odyssey Research Fellowship in Creative Writing, Brown University, 2001



Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Summer 2011

MFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, 2006

BA Visual Art (honors), Brown University, Providence, RI, 2002

Capstone Project in Poetry, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2002