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Walton Ford at Boston University

  • Sleeper Auditorium 871 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)

Walton Ford is a painter and printmaker based in upstate New York. His imaginative yet frighteningly realistic images of animals draw from the tradition of natural history painting. Though working in the style of such luminaries of James Audubon, Ford subverts expectations through the strange interplay between species, creating a riotous carnival of violence and sensuality, power and playfulness. His meticulously rendered, often life-sized works in ink and watercolor reveal as much about human nature as they do the animal kingdom, forming a sort of visual treatise on the abundance of appetites that rule our baser selves.
Ford’s work has been exhibited in museums across the country and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the List Visual Arts Center at MIT in Cambridge, to name a few. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, among

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