Bio

Rachel Walker Profile Photo

Rachel Walker Profile Photo

Hello Computer

I was created in Napier, New Zealand. A big thank you to my Mother.

When i was fullsized, i captured my Bachelor of Design Degree at Massey University in Wellington.  Starting out in textiles, I moved through the arty realms of graphic design,

screenprinting, video, and painting, to end up majoring in Illustration.

My first solo exhibition  ‘The Jellyfish Crossroads’ opened in March 2010 , and since then i have been painting and exhibiting around New Zealand. Also working on developing my style, my knowledge of nature and evolution, researching strange animals, battling with my printer/scanner, and looking for commissions.

EXHIBITING HISTORY:

2008 – December -  ‘Illustrate 08′ Group exhibition, Pixel Ink Gallery.  (Wellington City)

2009 – September – ‘Animalia’ Group exhibition, Pixel Ink Gallery.

2009 – December – ‘Nature, It Walks’ Group exhibition , Pixel Ink Gallery.

2010 – March – ‘Jellyfish Crossroads’ Solo exhibition, Pixel Ink Gallery.

2010 – August – Exhibited at the yearly New Zealand Art Show in Wellington.

2011 – March – ‘Four Billion Years Later’ Solo exhibition, Pixel Ink Gallery.

2011 – May – ‘Narrative Playgrounds’ Group exhibition, Pixel Ink Gallery.

2011 – August – Exhibited at the yearly New Zealand Art Show in Wellington.

2011 – September – ‘Beasts, Birds, and Imaginary Worlds’ Group exhibition, Pixel Ink Gallery.

2012 – January – ‘Mix Tape’ Group exhibition, Corban Estate Gallery. (Auckland)

2012 – May – ‘Opening Show’ Group exhibition, Matchbox Gallery.  (Wellington City)

2012 – June – ‘Sweet Explorations’ Group exhibition, Pixel Ink Gallery.

2012 – August – ‘Portrait’ Group exhibition, Matchbox Gallery.

2012 – ‘Nature Abounds’ Group exhibition,  Artrium Gallery.  (Thorndon, Wellington)

2012 – November till present – Revolving group exhibit at Quay Gallery.  (Napier)

2012 – ‘All Things Lovely’ Group exhibition, Artrium Gallery.

2013 – February – ‘Fresh Paint’ Group exhibition by 3 contemporary watercolourists, Expressions Arts and  Entertainment Centre. ( Upper Hutt )

2013 – May – ‘Motion and Light’ Group exhibition, Artrium Gallery.

2013 – June – ‘We Are All Animals’ Group exhibition, Matchbox Gallery.

2013 – June till present – Revolving group exhibit at Van Helden Gallery.  ( Days Bay, Eastbourne )

2013 – October till January – ‘Feathers’  group exhibition, Gallery 33, Amsterdam.

2015 – February – ‘Flock Together’ Group Exhibition, Soul Gallery, Hamilton.

2015 – November ’8th Birthday Exhib’ Group Exhibition, Inspirit Gallery, Hamilton.

2015 – December – ‘Ink, Watercolour, Creature’  Solo exhibition, Quirky Fox Gallery.

2016 – February – ‘Five’ Group Exhibition, Soul Gallery, Hamilton.

Additionally …  In 2009 I had pieces in HER magazine and Kia Ora Air NZ magazine.

My work is used for the cover of JAAM 27: Wanderings; Poetry, short stories and creative non fiction 2009.

I’ve also spent time on a few album covers, logos, tattoo designs, handdrawn web designs, wedding invitations, film and theatre set painting, you name it.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

I usually have work including my limited edition giclee prints in these galleries:

Wellington : ORA Gallery

Napier: Quay Gallery, Ahuriri.

Coromandel: Moko Gallery, Hot Water Beach.

Hamilton: Soul Gallery, Barton street.

Hawera: Quirky Fox gallery, High Street.

Queenstown: Vesta Design store.