Born in New Zealand in 1971, Jake Walker received his MFA at Otago School of Fine Art in Dunedin in 1991. Recent solo exhibitions include The Turps, Hamish McKay, Wellington, 2017; No Nukes, Station, Melbourne, 2017; Time Frame, Gallery 9, Sydney, 2018; Geyserland, Dutton Gallery, New York, 2016; Suggested Things, Hamish McKay, Wellington, 2016; Unemployment Works, Station, Melbourne, 2016; Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with Gallery 9, 2015.
Walker’s work is held in the Wallace Arts Trust, Chartwell Collection (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki), the Joyce Nissan collection, the Te Papa Tongarewa collection, as well as various private collections in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Walker was a Gertrude Contemporary resident studio artist from 2011 to 2012.
He lives and works in Featherston, New Zealand.