Robert Walker is a los Angeles based artist and art historian.
He was born in Los Angeles and received his MFA from the University of California at Irvine.
He taught art history at the college level for 25 years and has lectured at
universities in both the US, Japan and Thailand and numerous museums in So. California.
Walker first exhibited his work in 1975 at the La Jolla Museum of Art. In his 45 year practice he has fabricated paintings and sculpture that reveal his deep interest in Eastern religions and practices. Coming from a strict fundamentalist background he very early sought alternatives to this restrictive view. Walker has had a long-standing foundation in process-oriented art. When process work functions at a high level it moves toward its own autonomy calling attention to the meditative labor involved in its construction
His sculptures and drawings have been included in numbers exhibitions throughout the United States, Japan, Thailand, and Cambodia. His work is included in a number of museums and prominent public and private collections and he has received a number of awards and fellowships.
He has long been a social activist in the artistic community of Los Angeles, founding programs both for homeless artists and for artists with AIDS and HIV. He has served on the board of a number of LA non-profit organizations and currently serves as the president of LAArtcore and is a commissioner for the city of Redlands Cultural Arts Commission.