Andy Walker: Bio
Andrew Walker has always addressed the universal issues of illness and the recovery/transformation of human beings and of our environment. He spent several years creating public art. He created a commemorative sculpture for the Kimmel Center for their world-class organ, which celebrated both the monetary donors as well as actual organ donation. Throughout the many years that he has lived in Philadelphia, he has been documenting the health and welfare of the Schuylkill River in his series The Schuylkill River Project. He uses several different computer programs to alter a specific photograph or drawing by layering many images together, including abstracted photos of his own skin cancers as a source of texture in certain areas. He continues to work on the healing of animals, rivers and himself. He has shown in Waynesburg University, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, The Painted Bride, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Abington Art Center and the Wayne Art Center. He has a BA in Art History from La Salle University and has completed his MFA from The University of the Arts.