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© 2014 by ERIC WALTON

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           Ronald Walton was born in New York City and is currently a resident of Brooklyn, New York and a part time resident of Petersburg, Virginia. He attended Brooklyn College and has been acclaimed for his creation of the “Rollcubistic” style of portraying human form. This unique technique of painting encompasses the use of round sphere-like balls patterned to form a humanistic figure. His use of color combination and depth creates a lavish and illuminating affect. Walton’s work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States.

          His early works featured collages showing the mean streets and the reality of hard economic conditions characteristics of the Civil Rights Era. By the late 1970’s, Walton social messages grew more surrealistic and became manifested in his “Rollcubistic” style. Walton’s abstract visions show the imprint of three principle influences: William Dekooning, Jackson Pollock, and Romare Bearden.

          He is an Artist who is currently creating new work, regardless of his mood. “Art should be practiced in good, bad, high, or low spirits,” says Walton. He is multidimensional in his approach and works in pen and ink and pastels and oils. After nearly three decades of producing and exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Walton is poised and positioned to begin the twenty-first century as a major voice in the movement to express “cultural pluralism” through art.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016                                                     "Walton Gallery" presents, Artspace, Richmond VA

2017,2013                                            Capital One, Town Center Gallery, Richmond, VA

2006                                                     International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

2002, 1991, 1986                                 King-Tisdell Museum, Savannah, GA

2001, 2005                                           Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2000                                                     June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

1999                                                     Sake, San Francisco, CA

1998                                                     Bomani Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998                                                     College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

1996                                                     Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke, VA

1996                                                     Fleet Bank, New York, NY

1994                                                     Walter Gomez Gallery, Baltimore , MD

1992                                                     University  of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1992                                                     DL Art Advisory Service, Chicago, IL

1991                                                     International Oasis, Savannah, GA

1991, 1989, 1987, 1986                       Spiral Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1989                                                     City College, New York, NY

1985, 1984, 1975, 1974                       Dorsey’s Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1983                                                     American Telephone & Telegraph, Baskingridge  ,NJ

1982                                                     Langston, New York, NY

1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977             Harry Simmons, Brooklyn, NY

1980, 1975                                           The Center for Art and Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn , NY

1975                                                     Panoras Gallery, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017                                                     “Homeward Bound”, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA

2017, 2016                                           “Within Reach”, ArtSpace, Richmond, VA

2015                                                      Black art in America, Faison Firehouse Theater, New York, NY

2015                                                     "Summertime at SunTrust" SunTrust Bank Main St., Richmond VA              

2015                                                      "Walton Gallery Presents" SunTrust Bank Main St., Richmond VA

2014                                                      "Size Doesnt Matter", Glave  Kocen Gallery, Richmond,Va

2016,2015, 2014, 2013                         ChildSavers, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Va

2013                                                     "Rebirth" Capital One, James Center Town Center, Chester, va

2017, 2012                                            Reflections of Monk, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York , NY

2013, 2012                                            Walton Gallery, Petersburg, VA

2010, 2007, 2006, 2005                        Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shelnutt Gallery, Troy, NY

2008, 2006                                            Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD

2010, 2008, 2007                                  International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

2007                                                      Sol Cooper Gallery, Petersburg, VA

2011                                                      PAAL- Petersburg Area Art League, Petersburg, VA

2016, 2008                                            Sharon Simmons Gallery  , Brooklyn, NY

2015, 2013, 2009                                  Sharon Simmons Sag Harbor Show, Sag Harbor, NY

2005                                                      The Gallery at Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson, NY

2004                                                      Millennium Art Gallery, Washington, DC

1998                                                      Black Fine Arts Show, New York, NY

1997                                                      Triangle fine Arts, New York, NY

1997                                                      American International College, Springfield, MA

1996                                                      Lynx Productions , New York, NY

1995, 1992                                           Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY

1991                                                      International Oasis Gallery, Savannah, GA

1991                                                      Dundalk  Community College, Baltimore, MD

1991                                                      Washington’s Women’s Investment Club, Washington, DC

1991-1992                                            Pelloon Fine Art, Washington , DC

1988-1989                                             Manhattan Borough President’s Office (David Dinkins), New York ,NY

1989                                                       Sherry Washington Fine Art, Detroit, MI

1985                                                      World Trade Center, New York, NY

1982                                                      Roots Art Gallery, Scarsdale, NY

1979-1981                                            Frances Aronson Gallery Ltd., Atlanta, GA

1980                                                      Union Saving Bank, New York, NY

1980                                                      Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1980                                                      The Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT

1981, 1980, 1979                                  Automation House, New York, NY

1977-1982                                             Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY

1979                                                      Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

1979                                                      Festival Des Artes Et Culture, Fort-De-France, Martinique

1979                                                      Queens Museum, Long Island, NY

1979                                                      Brooklyn Heights Promenade Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

1978                                                      Lever House, New York, NY

1978                                                      Union Carbide, New York, NY

1979, 1976                                            Black History Museum, Long Island, NY

1975                                                      New Muse, Brooklyn, NY

1974                                                      Randall Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

Try-Me, Richmond, VA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Richard Bland College, Petersburg, VA

ChildSavers, Richmond, VA

Pepsi Co., New York, NY

Roosevelt/ Waldorf Astoria, New Orleans, LA

Paul R. Jones Collection, University of Delaware Museum

John Utendahl, Utendahl Capital Partners, Wall Street , New York, NY

College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

King-Tisdell Museum, Savannah, GA

 

BOOK COVERS

 

James Baldwin, Another Country

Gayl Jones, The Healling

Gayl Jones, Corregidora

Gayl Jones, Eva’s Man

 

ALBUM COVERS

 

2004  Introducing Antoinque 

 

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION

 

Romare Bearden, Documentary, 1980



 

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