Justine Walker

Justine Walker’s work follows an interest in feminine subjectivity and identity. She draws heavily on her own experience of the world and the things that don’t make sense to her on any level. In particular, Walker is interested in the expectations and limitations that society puts on all of us based on our gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity and so on. Using photography, video, sculpture, drawing and craft to investigate how women are responding to these expectations and what society is creating in reality.

Qualifications
MFA, Massey University Wellington, 2010
Massey Scholar, Massey University Wellington, 2006
BFA (Hons), Massey University Wellington, 2006
BSc, Victoria University, Wellington, 1994

Selected Exhibitions
2016 
For Sale: baby shoes, never worn, Toi Poneke, Wellington
2014 Parkin Drawing Prize, NZAFA Gallery, Wellington

2010
Spinning in My Mothers Garden, MFA Graduation Show, Wellington
Enjoy Recipes Illustrated, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington

2009
Is this Enough?, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum
Role. Play, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington

2008
The Pretty Show, High St Project, Christchurch
Hey Student! Film Archive, Wellington
Watch This Space, Virtual Gallery Launch, St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland

2007
Double, Blue Oyster, Dunedin
Secret Life of Plants, Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington

2006
Best in Show, Art Box, Wellington
The Drawing Show, The Engine Room, Wellington
Space Invaders, The Engine Room, Wellington

Publications
Feminisms in Contemporary Art Project Spaces, Essay by Kari Schmidt included in Love Feminisms Edited by Alice Tappenden & Ann Shelton
Enjoy Recipes Illustrated, Edited by the Enjoy Trust, Enjoy, Wellington 2011
Role. Play, Essay by Rachel O’Neill, Enjoy, Wellington, September 2009
Mark Amery, “The secret life of plants” in The Dominion Post, April 13 2007