Biography

Taryn Walker is a queer, Indigenous artist of Nlka'pamux and Syilx ancestry whose work explores concepts of identity, tenderness, healing, cycles of life and death, and the supernatural through drawing, printmaking, installation, and video.

In 2018 Walker graduated from the University of Victoria with a Major in Visual Arts and a Minor in Art History & Visual Studies.

 

Taryn is currently an Emerging Artist in Residence at SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers) and will be presenting work at the SNAP Gallery in 2022. 
 
Most recently Walker presented work in the following exhibitions — The Works: Activated at Churchill Square in Edmonton, AB presented by The Works International Visual Arts Society (2021) and The Breathing Wall at the historical E&N Roundhouse in Victoria, BC in collaboration with artist Connie Morrey and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2020). 0. 

Taryn was awarded the Diane Mary Hallam Achievement Award by the University of Victoria for academic excellence and commitment to the arts in 2018 and in 2017 they were also longlisted for the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, presented by the Presentation House Gallery for demonstrating excellence as an emerging video artist and photographer. 

Taryn's work has been presented in spaces and events such as Arc.Hive Artist Run Centre (2019), Luna Arts Festival (2018), Integrate Arts Festival (2018),  and Bass Coast Music & Arts Festival’s 10th Anniversary (2018). Walker’s artistic research has also been granted support from the Edmonton Arts Council, the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, and the First Peoples Cultural Council.