Laurie Walker

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Laurie Walker, Prometheus Rebound. Produced while chronically ill in 2005-2008 and exhibited after her death in 2011.

Laurie Walker (February 2, 1962 – February 11, 2011) was a Canadian interdisciplinary artist who produced large scale installations merging mythology and scientific references. She was widely exhibited in Canadian art museums and galleries, and discussed in numerous articles and monographs from 1987 to the early 2000s.

Illness[edit]

Walker developed Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) in the early 2000s, and as a result her output as an artist declined. She spent the last decade of her life living in seclusion in Montreal, attempting to find a cure for her illness, even developing hypotheses and making contributions to research into the origins of CFIDS. Her CFIDS eventually led to her death in 2011.[1]

From 2005-2008 during her battle with CFIDS, Walker completed a series of four large-scale drawings entitled Prometheus Rebound, her final work. After her death in 2011, they were exhibited at the Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. Obituary - Laurie Walker
  2. Susan Hobbs Gallery. Laurie Walker, 8 December 2011 to 21 January 2012.


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