Alexandra Walker is a Brisbane-based emerging artist with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (Visual Art) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Walkers practice explores complex states of mind and mental illness. Through a feminist lens she also addresses’ gender roles and re-appropriates ‘women’s work’, overlapping personal and political agendas.
Her research focuses heavily on Bipolar Disorder, exploring elements of the illness that are often misunderstood or romanticised. She explores the early 20th century work of late German Psychiatrist, Emil Kreaplin as well the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); analysing the evolution of diagnosis, medical treatment and stigma surrounding the disorder.
Walkers practice is multifaceted including painting and photography, although she is primarily drawn to using textiles and craft based techniques, adopting a kitsch aesthetic throughout her practice.
Alexandra Walker, Army, 2017. Digital Photographs. Dimensions Vary.