John Frederick Walker

JFW in Central Booking Exhibition Nov. 7- Jan. 12

Posted in art news by JFW on October 23, 2013


I’m one of the participating artists in Central Booking’s upcoming “The Medicine Show,” which opens with a reception on November 7, 6-8 pm at 21 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002.  The exhibition runs through January 14, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm.




John Frederick Walker: Flayed Book (Red Man), 2011 / mixed media and collage on book covers, 9.5 x 15 x 1.25 inches


JFW exhibition at Hotchkiss Library of Sharon June 1 – July 31

Posted in art news by JFW on May 31, 2013


Lost Codex, 2012, 15x23x2 inches, altered book / mixed media

I have an upcoming exhibition at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, 10 Upper Main Street, Connecticut from June 1- July 31st.  I’ve taken advantage of the large stairwell and reception rooms of this 1893 Romanesque Revival building to display a wide range of works, including new large-format pieces. For further information call 860-364-5041.


JFW Center for Book Arts Interview

Posted in art news, elephant and ivory news, giant sable news by JFW on May 3, 2013


I was interviewed by Kate Burns for the Center for Book Arts’s blog as part of its Friday Insight series.  The interview can be found here, along with images of recent work.

JFW at Eastern Connecticut State University

Posted in art news by JFW on September 2, 2012

I’ve just installed my exhibition “John Frederick Walker: The Altered Book,” at Eastern Connecticut State University’s J. Eugene Smith Library, and will be giving a lecture and studio workshop there on September 10th.  The exhibition is on view through September 30th.

Artist & Author John Frederick Walker to Visit Eastern – September 10, 2012
Locked Down Lepidopteran (2011). The insect order Lepidoptera includes butterflies and moths, whose mounted forms are often evoked in the artist’s work.  Walker’s frequent use of bolts to lock down pages, rendering their contents inaccessible, references loss of information.
Eastern Connecticut State University
J. Eugene Smith Library
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT  06226