It's been said that Steven M. Walker’s artwork contains rich, striking colors and imagery that prompts thoughtful conversations and meditations while transporting the viewer into landscapes and scenes of metaphysical awareness. Through Walker's creative process that combines freedom and insight; he succeeds in giving the viewer a profound and inspiring body of work.
Walker is a fourth generation Texan who was born in Harlingen, and grew up in Seguin, which is a small town located northeast of San Antonio. As a young child, Walker developed his love for art as a result of his mother often taking him to galleries and museums. After high school, Walker attended Texas State University in San Marcos, but didn’t complete his degree at that time. Nevertheless, twenty-seven years later Walker returned to college to complete his BFA in studio arts at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he still lives and works.
Over the past several years, Walker has won a number of awards, and has had numerous newspaper and internet articles written about his work, which has been exhibited in various juried shows throughout the Southeastern United States. Walker’s art is collected by private individuals, and is on permanent display in commercial galleries. In 2012 and 2013, Walker was commissioned to design the covers for two books, Multiple Exposure, and Grace Among the Leavings.
For the past ten years, Walker has worked as a graphic technician for the Flint Group where he creates color formulas for commercial printing facilities. Through Walker’s exposure to the printing and manufacturing processes, his artistic focus has shifted and is now characterized by an objective to reveal the latent potential of disregarded materials. Walker is influenced by the increasingly prevalent theories and practices of industrial materials reclamation, resource conservation, and recycling in contemporary art.