Caroline Walker in conversation with Laura Smith
Caroline Walker joined Laura Smith (curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London) to discuss her current solo exhibition ‘Lisa’ at Stephen Friedman Gallery.
Caroline Walker was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. She lives and works in London. Walker presented a new body of large-scale paintings at the historic Fitzrovia Chapel in February 2022. The works were created following her residency at University College Hospital's maternity wing, during which the artist shadowed female midwives, nurses, doctors and cleaners. KM21, The Hague hosted ‘Windows’, a significant solo exhibition of the artist’s work in August 2021. An expansive show of Walker’s preparatory studies and large-scale paintings titled ‘Women’s Work’ opened in May 2021 at Midlands Art Centre (MAC), Birmingham, UK. She currently features in the Hayward Gallery touring exhibition ‘British Art Show 9’.
Laura Smith is Curator at Whitechapel Gallery where she is responsible for a series of contemporary and historic exhibitions and commissions. Smith writes extensively on modern and contemporary art, including a recent publication on Eileen Agar published by Eiderdown Books.