Joe Walters


Born 1952, Morehead, Kentucky
Lives and works in Charleston, SC


1981 MFA, Sculpture, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
1977-78 University of Kentucky, visiting graduate student, Lexington, KY
1974 BA, Art, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
1972 University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy



1995 Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship in Sculpture
1994 South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship
1993 Charlotte/Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council Emerging Artist Grant


  • Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC
  • Tango, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

  • Tableaux, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY

  • Tableaux, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

  • New Work, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, SC

  • Deciduous, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

  • "Understory," Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

  • "Hightide," Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC

  • "Hightide," Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
  • Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
  • "New Work," Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC

  • "Night Vision," Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
  • Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

  • "The Natural Order," The Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (catalogue)

  • "Second Nature," Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY

  • "Second Nature," Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

  • "Taxonomy," Halsey Gallery, School of the Arts, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

  • Gallery K, Washington, DC.
  • Atrium Gallery, Spirit Square Center for the Arts and Education, Charlotte, NC.
  • Statesville Arts and Science Center, Statesville, NC.

  • Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Terrace Gallery, Winston Salem, NC
  • Arts Exchange Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
  • Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowee, NC

  • Hampden/Sydney College, Hampden/Sydney, VA
  • Seven Stages Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
  • Schiele Museum, Gastonia, NC
  • Gallery 10, LTD., Washington, DC

  • Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC
  • Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

  • Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Installation, Charlotte, NC

  • The Birds and Some Bees, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • "Art and Ecology Triennial," Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL
  • "Animal Instincts," Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

  • "Works on Paper," Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • "10th Anniversary Exhibition," Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
  • "Piccolo Spoleto: Contemporary Charleston 2004," Office of Cultural Affairs, Charleston, SC
  • "The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience," Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC

  • "The Felt Moment," The Columbia Museum on Art, Columbia, SC
  • Basel Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

  • "A Matter of Scale," Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
  • "Synecdoche," The Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

  • "Across State Lines: Drawing from the Southeast," Davidson College, Davidson, NC

  • "Summer Selections," Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • "Organizing Nature, Skeet McAuley-Joe Walters, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Gallery K, Washington, DC
  • American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
  • Art Walk at Lenox Square, Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta, GA

  • "Sculpture South '94," South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
  • David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Wachovia Bank/ SIPP Southeastern Sculpture Exhibition, Greenville, SC
  • "The Cutting Edge," Gallery 10, LTD., Washington, DC
  • Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC (award)
  • Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • "Summer Selections," Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, SC

  • "Earth Art," Milton Rhodes/Associate Artists Gallery, Winston Salem, NC
  • Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC (award)
  • Jerald Melberg Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Charlotte, NC
  • Springs Industries Juried Exhibition, Lancaster, SC
  • Shelby Art League Juried Exhibition, Shelby, NC
  • Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, SC

  • "Distinguished Alumni Exhibition," East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • "Contemporary Drawing," Wilson Arts Center, Wilson, NC
  • Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC


Day, Jeffrey. The Tangled Beauty of Joe Walters, Freetimes, Columbia News and Arts. Issue 24.09, February.
Cullum, Jerry.  Nature is disturbing, beautiful in Joe Walters’ impeccably crafted sculptures at Solomon Projects., Jan 20.

"State of the Arts: ETV at the College of Charleston," South Carolina Public Television, interview with Mark Sloane, May.

Day, Jeffrey. "29 Futures," The State, Columbia, SC. June 20, p. E3

Swisher, Amy. "An Artful Balance," Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC

Cullum, Jerry. "Reading the meaning behind tea-stained paper images," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 30, p. Q8.

Marger, Mary Ann. "The Whole is Greater Than it's Parts," The St.Petersburg Times, September 21, 2000, p. 31W.

Grau, Jane. "Superb Davidson Show Pinpoints Pencil Power," The Charlotte Observer, December 14, 1999.
"Joe Walters," The New York Times, August 6, 1999.
New American Paintings, Number 22, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, 1999.

Fick, Loraine M. "Bird, Bear, Bug, Badger," Where Atlanta, February:25, 1998.
Byrd, Cathy. "Au Naturel: Nancy Solomon's 'Second Look'," Creative Loafing, January 17, 1998.

Cullum, Jerry. "Lyric quality infuses Walters' 'cartoons'," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, December 19, 1997: Q6.
Art & Antiques, December, p. 34, 1997.

Aaronson, Beatrice. "Art for the End of the 20th Century," The Post and Courier, August 19, 1996: 13E.
Day, Jeffrey. "High-flying art lands at airport," The State, October 1, 1996.
Fox, Catherine. "Flights of Fancy," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, January 30, 1996: E1.
Patterson, Tom. "Working Models," The Charlotte Observer, January 14, 1996: p.6F.
Kessler, Jane. "The Southern Arts Federation/ NEA Sculptutre Fellowships." Sculpture Magazine, January, 1996.
Harper, Glenn. "Organizing Nature: Skeet McAuley and Joe Walters," Art Papers, March/April 1996.
Day, Jefferson. "Good Fellows: Three top artists show their stuff," The State, May 14, 1996: p. F2.

Harper, Glenn. "Not necessarily a peaceable kingdom," The Atlanta Journal Constitution," December 22, 1995.
Topman, Lawrence. "Charlotte Exhibitions probe our relationships with animals," The Charlotte Observer, October 15,1995: p. F1.
McCoy, Mary. "Power Plants." The Washington Post, March 25, 1995: D2.

Day, Jeffrey. "It's a zoo in there," The State, July 31, 1994: p. F1.
Day, Jeffrey. " Sculptures get down to earth with quality exhibition that rises above it all," The State, August 28, 1994.
Day, Jeffrey. "Sculpture South `94," Art Papers, September/October, 1994.
Drake, Nicholas. "State Museum's ╬Sculpture South' significant exhibition," The Post and Courier, July 24, 1994: p. 3G.
Dougherty, Linda Johnson, "Reviews." Sculpture, September 1994.
Fleming, Lee. "Fresh Paint: Groups That Gratify," The Washington Post, July 23, 1994: p. C2.
Fitzgerald, Pat. "Irony and Incongruity," The Herald, May 17, 1994.
Patterson, Tom. "Themes work for and against an ╬outsider'," Winston-Salem Journal, November 27, 1994: p. E3.

Barilleaux, Rene Paul. "Two Piccolo Spoleto exhibitions make strong contemporary art statement," The Post and Courier, July 14, 1993.
Bowers, Sharon Parrish. "All about earth," The Winston-Salem Journal, August 19, 1993.
Day, Jeffrey. "Three exhibitions at the Piccolo Spoleto remarkably strong," The State, May 30, 1993.
Patterson, Tom. "Earth art: Environment is show's theme," The Winston-Salem Journal, September 19, 1993.

Rodgers, John. "The Sound of Stone," Creative Loafing, November 25, 1992.
Welzenbach, Michael. "Galleries," The Washington Post, January 11, 1992.

Maschal, Richard. "Fresh Look at the Arts," The Charlotte Observer, February 10, 1991.
Nel, FranŹois Pierre. "Wildlife Images," The Charlotte Observer, January 15, 1991.
Seawright, Sandy. "It's a jungle in there," Break Magazine, January 9, 1991.

Lewis, Jo Ann. "Galleries," The Washington Post, September 12, 1987.

Lewis, Jo Ann. "Galleries," The Washington Post, September 13, 1984.


Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
AON Center, Chicago, IL British Airways, Atlanta, GA
Clemson Universty, Clemson, SC
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Fujisawa Healthcare Inc., Deerfield, IL
Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
InterContinental Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Metro Zoo, Miami, FL
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Monsanto Corporation, Chicago
Palmetto Bluff Resort, Beaufort, SC
Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
United States Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey
University of Florida, School of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL
University of South Carolina at Sumter, Sumter, SC

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