Walker Keith JERNIGAN

  • Broken Pirate Dreams, 2017, Oil on canvas, 35 x 40 cm

  • What You Could Have Been, 2017, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

  • Walker's studio visit, November 2015, work in progress, Atlanta, Georgia - USA

  • Relevance, 2015, iron rods, oil paint, acrylic paint, enamel paint, glass, glue, pigment, aluminum wire, plastic bucket, rubber, barbed wire, flower, cement block, painting medium, paint brushes, pliers, paint rollers, vices, rubber gloves, jig-saw, drill bits, scotch tape, das, metallic tape, shaving brush, leveler, screws, paint tubes, glass jars, computer parts, tin foil contains, spoons, paper towels, hooks, ceramic cups, saw blades, rubber tubes, masking tape, plastic tubes, plastic pull ties, iron locks, Instalation view

  • Untitled from series Repurposed aggression, 2015, screw, florescent and acrylic paint, shoe, real size

  • The Hanging, 2015, mixed media sculpture, 125 x 190 cm

  • To be hung, 2014, oil, acrylic on canvas, 75 x 125 cm, 30 x 30 cm, sticker

  • Hung out in the open, 2015, oil on canvas, 125 x 200 cm - 'Man hang paintings from walls and bodies from trees in galla we fertilize with whom whose and that which is'

  • Show Stool, 2015, exhibiting white pigment in silver paint

  • A veiled fantasy, 2015, sculpture, mixed media, 25 x 30 x 2,5 cm

  • Preyial diptych, 2015, oil, acrylic and pastel on lenin / cotton, 250 x 200 cm, 500 x 200 cm

  • Portrait of Prisoner, 2015, tryptic, oil on board, 60 x 80 cm (each)

  • Portrait of Prisoner (detail), 2015, tryptic, oil on board, 60 x 80 cm

  • Portrait of Prisoner (detail), 2015, tryptic, oil on board, 60 x 80 cm

  • Name book, Walker Keith/Name book, Jernigan, 2014, oil and enamel on board, 25 x 30 cm (each one)

  • Passageway, 2014, sculpture, mixed media, 83,5 x 177 cm

  • Passageway (detail), 2014, sculpture, mixed media, 83,5 x 177 cm

  • Grandmother as a girl, 2014, oil on canvas, 100 x 160 cm

  • Stand the line, 2013, oil and enamel on canvas, 142 x 178 cm

  • Half a soccer shoe, 2015, mixed media, real size

  • Untitled, 2015, mixed media, real size

  • A veiled figure, 2015, oil and acrylic on panel, 25 x 30 cm

  • Like two snakes, 2015, acrylic and oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

  • Spacing place - placing space, 2014, sculpture, mixed media, 210 x 170 cm

  • Spacing place - placing space (detail), 2014, sculpture, mixed media, 210 x 170 cm

  • Looking in, 2014, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

  • Looking out, 2014, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

  • Pavement, 2014, glass paint on PVC, 183 x 183 cm

Walker Keith Jernigan nasce (1989) ad Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Vive e lavora in Atlanta. Il medium pittorico è il dispositivo principale usato dall’artista per esplorare le tensioni umane e spaziali che vengono trasformate in segno. La pittura è una relazione con l’altro, un’indagine sulla rappresentazione che racconta la percezione, il dialogo che si instaura fra il soggetto e l’artista. Il lavoro si articola in un continuo rispecchiamento e proiezione reciproca. La dimensione temporale della pittura di Walker Keith Jernigan si esprime in un approccio processuale che si articola in una complessa stratificazione di segni. La pittura diventa soggetto e oggetto di indagine, analizza lo spazio e le cose fuoriuscendo dalla dimensione della cornice e diventando esperienza. Nel luglio 2014 si è conclusa presso Boccanera Gallery la sua prima personale assoluta "Reflectors: filling the void", a cura di Daria Filardo.


Walker Keith Jernigan was born (1989) in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Lives and works in Atlanta. His reaserch uses the device of painting to explore human and spatial tensions which are transformed in signs. Painting is perceived as a relation with the other, an investigation on representation that narrates the perception process and the dialog the artist has with the subject. The artists’ research is articulated in a continuos projection and mirroring experience. The temporal dimension of the works is expressed in a processual approach which is then articulated in a complex stratifications of signs. Painting is itself subject and object of analysis. It comes out of the traditional dimension to become an experiential understanding of the subject. In July 2014 ended his first solo show "Reflectors: filling the void", curated by Daria Filardo, at Boccanera Gallery in Trento.




Broken Artist Dreams, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Repurposed Aggression, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta - GA 

Reflectors: filling the void, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT
Spacing Place / Placing Space, Xenos Arte Contemporanea, Florence - IT


Fold and Unfold, Garcia/Wilburn Gallery, Atlanta, GA

X (2007-17), Boccanera Gallery, Trento – IT
UNICEF - Atlanta Art Auction, Les Fais Do, Atlanta - GA

Arteforte, Forte Superiore di Nago, Nago Torbole - IT

Long Distance, Le Murate, Piazza delle Murate, Firenze - IT

Encountering Alterity, MAEC Museum of Cortona - IT


Arte Fiera, Boccanera Gallery, Bologna – IT
Artverona, Boccanera Gallery, Verona - IT 

Viennacontemporary, Boccanera Gallery, Vienna - A
Artinternational, Boccanera Gallery, Istanbul - TK


Boccanera Gallery, Trento  - IT
Articolo 17, Sollicciano Prison, Scandicci, IT


Insider art, Sollicciano Prison, Scandicci - IT


MFA in Studio Arts at SACI, Florence - IT

BFA at Furman University, South Carolina - USA



Arteforte, Forte Superiore di Nago, Nago Torbole - IT 

Long Distance, Le Murate, Florence - IT

Reflectors: filling the void, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT

Spacing Place | Placing Space, Xenos Arte Contemporanea, Florence - IT


Camblin, Victoria, “Buildings Seeking Art” Art in America, December 2016 

Walker Keith Jernigan \ Top Ten, by Nathan Mullins, in “MIssissippi Modern”, 2014

Jernigan, l’americano a Trento, by Chiara Radice, in “L’Adige”, 30/05/2014

Walker Keith Jernigan da “Boccanera”, in Trentinomese, June 2014