In 2018 Taryn Walker graduated from the University of Victoria with a Major in Visual Arts and a Minor in Art History & Visual Studies.
Most recently, in February of this year Taryn was the recipient of an Individual Artist grant from the First Peoples Cultural Council. This funding has assisted in the creation of the work in ‘Sentiments of a Swarm’ by providing financial assistance in securing studio space, materials, and learning printmaking techniques.
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 she was also long listed for the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, presented by the Presentation House Gallery for demonstrating excellence as an emerging video artist and photographer.
Her work has been presented in spaces and events such as Luna Arts Festival (2018), Integrate Arts Festival (2018), Bass Coast Music & Arts Festival’s 10th Anniversary (2018), the Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery (2018), the UVic BFA Exhibition (2018), and the UVic Audain Gallery (2018 & 2017).