Joan Mitchell Center

John Isiah Walton

New Orleans, LA
February 26 – July 20
Emerging AIR
Painter
johnisiahwalton.com

“The body of work I plan to present is a mixture of New Orleans’ culture, including my experiences growing up in this beautiful city… I named this body of work ‘Humidity,’ because it exemplifies New Orleans’ social climate.”

John Isiah Walton is a New Orleans native and visual artist. He attended St. Augustine High School (1999-2002) and graduated from Sarah T. Reed High School (2003). Walton received an Associate of Fine Arts degree in 2012 from Delgado College, New Orleans. He has had solo exhibitions at The Front, New Orleans (2015, 2016); P339, Brooklyn (2015, 2016); Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans (2014); and Identity Books, Graham, NC (2014). Selected group shows include: Tulane University, New Orleans (2017); The Front, New Orleans (2014); New Orleans Museum of Art (2014); Art Lab Akiba, Ginza, Tokyo (2014); Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles (2013); among others. A co-founder of Level artist collective, Walton has been a member of both the Second Story Gallery (2012-13) and The Front, New Orleans (2014-present). He has lectured about his work to the graduate program at UNC, Chapel Hill (2014). 

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Pink Gator

Pink Gator

2017, oil on canvas, 96 x 96 inches

Bywater Blues

Bywater Blues

2017, oil on canvas, 48 x 24 inches

Hi Ho

Hi Ho

2017, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Sarah T Reed

Sarah T Reed

2014, oil on canvas, 22 x 16 inches

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday

2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

Frozen Cup

Frozen Cup

2014, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Wild Boar

Wild Boar

2016, ink on pillow cases, 20 x 15 inches

Closed For Storm

Closed For Storm

2016, ink on pillow cases, 20 x 15 inches