Douglas Walker was born in 1958 in Brockville, Ontario. He rose to prominence in the Toronto art world of the 1980’s and is included in Tributes and tributaries, the AGO’s current survey show of that period. He recently toured ‘Other Worlds’; an exhibition of large paper paintings that was shown at 6 museums across Canada. In 2015 he completed 2 large blue and white glass tile murals for the City of Markham. He has also exhibited at the ICA in London, in New York at the DIA art foundation, and the 49th parallel. In Toronto he has shown at the AGO, the PowerPlant, the Art gallery at Harbourfront, MOCCA, YYZ and Mercer Union. Canadian exhibition venues include the Art gallery of Nova Scotia, the Winnipeg Art gallery, and the Dunlop art gallery. Walker was the focus of a travelling mid-career retrospective, curated by The Mendel Art gallery, and an overview of his career was featured at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art gallery. Many of the above exhibitions were accompanied by a catalog. He has received awards from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. He lives and works in Toronto.