Joe Walters CV

Born 1952, Morehead, Kentucky
Lives and works in Charleston, South Carolina

1981            MFA, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
1977-78        University of Kentucky, visiting graduate student, Lexington, KY
1974            BA, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
1972            University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

Awards and Grants
1995            Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship in                                       Sculpture
1994            South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship
1993            Charlotte/Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council Emerging Artist Grant

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012           Stem Point Assention, Installation, Westabou Festival, Augusta, GA
2011            Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC
2011            Tango, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2010           Tableaux, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
2009           Tableaux, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2008           New Work, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, SC
2006           Deciduous, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2005           Understory, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2004           Hightide, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2003          Hightide, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL
2003          Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2003          New Work, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2001           Night Vision, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2001           Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2000           The Natural Order, The Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (catalogue)
1999            Second Nature, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY
1997            Second Nature, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
1997            University Galleries, University of South Carolina Sumter, Sumter, SC
1996            Taxonomy, Halsey Gallery, School of the Arts, College of Charleston, SC
1995            Gallery K, Washington, DC
1994            Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem,NC
1994            Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992            Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1992            Gallery 10, Washington, DC
1991            Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1990            Spirit Square Center for the Arts and Education, Charlotte, NC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011            Greenhouse, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2010            The Birds and Some Bees, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005            Art and Ecology Triennial, Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL
2005            Animal Instincts, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2004            Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2004            Anniversary Exhibition, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)  
2004            10th Anniversary Exhibition, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2004            Piccolo Spoleto: Contemporary Charleston 2004, Office of Cultural Affairs, Charleston, SC                                                (catalogue)
2004            The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC
2003            The Felt Moment, The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
2000            A Matter of Scale, curator Cathy Byrd, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
2000            Synecdoche, curated by Genevieve Linnehan, The Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
1999            Across State Lines: Drawing from the Southeast, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
1998            Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY
1997            Summer Selections, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995            Organizing Nature: Skeet McAuley and Joe Walters, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995            Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Sculpture Exhibition,                                   South Florida Arts Center, Miami, FL
1994            Sculpture South ‘94, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
1994            David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
1994            Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC (award)
1993            Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC (award)
1992            Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1991            Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
1990            Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1987            7 x 7, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC
1987            George Mason University, Arlington, VA

2011            Day, Jeffrey. The Tangled Beauty of Joe Walters, Freetimes, Columbia News and Arts. Issue 24.09,                                  February.
2011            Cullum, Jerry.  Nature is disturbing, beautiful in Joe Walters’ impeccably crafted sculptures at                                        Solomon Projects., Jan 20.
2005            State of the Arts: ETV at the College of Charleston, South Carolina Public Television, interview with                             Mark Sloane, May.
2004            Day, Jeffrey.  “29 Futures,” The State, Columbia, SC. June 20, p. E3.
2003            Swisher, Amy. “An Artful Balance,” Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC.
2001            Cullum, Jerry. “Reading the meaning behind tea-stained paper images,” The Atlanta Journal                                             Constitution, March 30, p. Q8.
2000            Marger, Mary Ann. “The Whole is Greater Than it’s Parts,” The St. Petersburg Times, September 21, p.                           31W.
1999            “Galleries: SoHo. Joe Walters,” The New York Times, August 6.
1999            New American Paintings, No. 22, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA.
1998            Byrd, Cathy. “Au Naturel: Nancy Solomon’s 'Second Look’,” Creative Loafing, January 17.
1997            Cullum, Jerry. “Lyric quality infuses Walters’ ‘cartoons’,” 
1997            The Atlanta Journal Constitution, December 19: Q6.
1996            Fox, Catherine. “Flights of Fancy,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, January 30: E1            .
1996            Jane Kessler. “The Southern Arts Federation/ NEA Sculpture Fellowships.” Sculpture Magazine,                                    January.
1996            Harper, Glenn. “Organizing Nature: Skeet McAuley and Joe Walters,”
1996            Art Papers, March/April.
1995            Harper, Glenn. “Not necessarily a peaceable kingdom,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution,” December                         22.
1995            McCoy, Mary. “Power Plants.” The Washington Post, March 25: D2.
1994            Day, Jeffrey. “Sculpture South `94,” Art Papers, September/October.
1994            Dougherty, Linda Johnson, “Reviews.” Sculpture, September.
1994            Fleming, Lee. “Fresh Paint: Groups That Gratify,” The Washington Post, July 23, p. C2.
1993            Barilleaux, Rene Paul. “Two Piccolo Spoleto exhibitions make strong contemporary art                                                      statement,” The Post and Courier, July 14.
1993            Bowers, Sharon Parrish. “All about earth,” The Winston-Salem Journal, August 19.
1992            Rodgers, John. “The Sound of Stone,” Creative Loafing, November 25.
1992            Welzenbach, Michael. “Galleries,” The Washington Post, January 11.
1991            Maschal, Richard. “Fresh Look at the Arts,” The Charlotte Observer, February 10.
1987            Lewis, Jo Ann. “Galleries,” The Washington Post, September 12.

Selected Public Collections
Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
AON Center, Chicago, IL
Astellas Pharma US, Deerfield, IL
Beach First Bank, Myrtle Beach, SC
Randolph Hall, Clemson Universty, Clemson, SC
Des Plaines Public Library, Des Plaines, IL
Deerfield Capital, Chicago, IL
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
InterContinental Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Wings of Asia Aviary, Metro Zoo, Miami, FL
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Monsanto Corporation, Chicago, IL
One Buckhead Plaza, Atlanta GA
Palmetto Bluff Resort, Beaufort, SC
Primland Resort, Meadows of Dan, VA
The Regent Bal Harbor, Bal Harbor, FL
Ritz Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Ritz Carlton, Bal Harbour, FL
Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, CA
Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach, FL
Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA
United States Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey
University of Florida, School of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL
University of South Carolina at Sumter, Sumter, SC

As well as numerous prestigious private collections