About

Bio

Garett Walker is an artist and photographer. Having completed both his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Master of Documentary Media from Ryerson University, he has traveled extensively across Canada, using his camera to document the countries varied regional cultural heritage. He is a recipient of many private and public artistic development grants, which help to fund his ongoing work.  His work is collected by various private collectors and public institutions in Canada. Garett lives and works in Barrie Ontario.

 

 

Education

2009-2011       MFA in Documentary Media Studies from Ryerson University.

2000-2004       Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Ryerson University.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012                Toronto Souvenir, Harbourfront Centre, Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto.

2011                Toronto Souvenir, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2007               The Canadian Icon Series, Carnagie Gallery, Dundas, ON.

2006               The Canadian Icon Series, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.

2005               This is not Here. Pikto Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON.

2004               This is not Here. Queen Mother Café, Toronto, ON.

 

Group Exhibitions

2017                Town & Country, Summer Sketches, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON.

2014                Toronto Souvenir, Historiographic, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

2013                Ice Scrapers, North of Here, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.

2012                Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON.

2012                Proof 19, Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto.

2011                Contact Photography Festival, Portfolio Review, Gladstone Hotel.

2011                PhotoRama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.

2010-2012     Beyond Imaginings, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.

2010                SNAP!, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2009                Under Exposed, BeaverHall Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2009                PhotoRama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.

2009                Directed North: Sledheads, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.

2009                Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

2008                PhotoRama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.

2007                Timeraiser, Non-profit charity auction, Toronto, ON.

2006                Canadian Collage Enthusiasts, Nuit Blanche, 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON.

2005                Ten Days in July, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.

2005                Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

2005                Transverse, Urban Annex Café, Toronto.

2004                Lomo H2O, Toronto Image Works, Toronto, ON.

2004                Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON.

2004                Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

2004                Maximum Exposure, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

2004                Portfolio Six, 3rd floor Gallery, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

2003                OM Gallery, OM Summer Solstice Festival, Killaloe, ON.

2003                Maximum Exposure, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

2003                3rd year show, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2002                Works on Paper, Visual Arts Brampton, ON.

 

Grants and Awards

2017                Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition assistance grant.

2012                Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition assistance grant.

2010                Ontario Greenbelt Commission, Beyond Imaginings.

2009-10          Ryerson Graduate Award.

2008                Ontario Arts Council, Emerging artist productions grant.

2007                Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition assistance grant.

2006                Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition assistance grant.

2004                Imperial Tobacco Canada Artistic Development Board, Public exhibition grant.

 

Exhibitions Curated

2009                Under Exposed, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto.

2006                Canadian Collage Enthusiasts Event, part of Nuit Blanche. 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON.

2004                Securing the Shadow: Daguerreotypes from the Tannenbaum Collection, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2004                History in the Making: Daguerreotypes by Mike Robinson, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Lectures/Artist workshop

2011                Ryerson University, Artists and Research, Lecture.

2011                Raising the Lucitania: How to render the invisible, Contact Festival, Panel.

2010               Ontario College of Art & Design, Teaching Assistant, Photo production.

2009               Ontario College of Art & Design, Medium and large format workshop.

2008               Elmvale District Highschool, Artist lecture.

Publications

2012                DOME SWEET DOME, Self-published.

2008                It’ll Happen, vol. 10, by Becky Comber and Ariel Ruben.

2005                Transverse, A Comparative Studies Journal, Issue #3.

2004                Moksha, Function Magazine, Independent Arts Publication.

2003                The Presence of Absence, Function Magazine, Independent Publication.

 

Reviews

2013                “10 Artists Raising the bar for Indie Culture in Toronto”, BlogTO 10/21/13 by Aubrey Jax.

2010                “Greenbelt Gambol”, NowMagazine, 06/22/2010, by Leah Sandals.

2007                “The Theatrics of Everyday Life”, View Magazine by Laura Hollick.

2005                Globe and Mail, 9/6/05, Revue by Gary Michael Dault.

 

Collections

Ryerson Image Centre, Ryerson University.

 

Other Media Exhibitions

2002                “The Race for Science”, Multi-Media Vignette, The Space Channel.

2002                “Isolation”, 16mm B&W film, Canzine, Toronto, Ontario.