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Tennessee
USA

615-504-3271

This is the portfolio site of Chicago-based comic and illustration artist Paul Walker. Here you'll find examples of his comic and poster work as well as his contact information.

Resume

Paul Walker
(Currently) 230 Leonard Ave. Nashville, Tennessee, 37205
(615) 504-3271 / walka372@gmail.com 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

-Graduated 2013

-Focused on Comic art, Illustration, and writing

Summer Study Trip, Ireland: Advanced Studio – June 2012
- Intense development of my art practice for three weeks at the Burren College of Art
- Visited art studios and studied Irish present and historical culture

Ox-bow School of Arts: Studio practice: “The Dead of Winter” – December 2011
- Two weeks of intense art development with an emphasis on mythology 

SCAD Rising Star Program, Savannah College of Art and Design – June 2008
- Studied 5 weeks at SCAD in illustration and photography
- Experienced gallery set-up

Experience

English Tutor, Kunming, China, August 2013 to April 2014

- I teach English and American culture to Chinese students of a variety of ages. I also supplement the lessons with short introductions to American and European History.

Freelance Artist, Chicago, IL- 2010 to present
- Written, Illustrated and self published Comics
- Self-distributed comics to several Chicago-based venues for Comics and other sequential arts.

Video Archiver, Vanderbuilt University, June 2011
- Quality checked recorded news footage for Vanderbuilt’s extensive video archive
- Assisted in the moving of archiving equipment

Skills

- Extensive knowledge of Emulsion printmaking including technique and tool use.

-Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office

-Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro

-Extensive illustration techniques and materials, both hand-drawn and software generated

- Working knowledge of power-tools

-Experience teaching children from ages 2-10

-Understanding of basic Chinese



Exhibitions

Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago IL- October 2012
- Group exhibition: “BFA Show” student curated

Siragusa Gallery, SAIC, Chicago, IL- November 2012
- Group exhibition project: “The Art of Sequence” self-curated