I grew up in Los Angeles and continue to work there as a studio artist, teacher, and illustrator. I exhibit locally and internationally. I’ve been active in the printmaking community since I began practicing print in 2011, during my undergraduate years at Cal State Northridge. I am currently head of the Valley Print Studio, which I founded in 2013. In my own work, I create visual poems about the connection between ideas, bodies, and characters. I do this by emphasizing and reimagining the represented contact point between these things. Whether in print, drawing, or painting, my sensibility as an artist is deeply influenced by the methods and aesthetics of printmaking. For me, composition is a process of drafting, layering, and varying.
Walter Askin, painter,
printmaker, sculptor, and teacher, was born in Pasadena, California on
12 September 1929. He studied sculpture, painting, and printmaking at
the Pasadena City College where one of his mentors was Leonard
Edmondson. Askin went on to study at the University of California,
Berkeley where he earned his BA and MA degrees.
began his lengthy teaching career in 1956 at the California State
University, Los Angeles where he became Professor of art. He was also a
visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; the
California State University, Long Beach; and the University of Hawaii.
He served on the board of directors of Pasadena Art Museum; Los Angeles
Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Baxter Art Gallery, California
Institute of Technology.
is member of College Art Association of America and one if the originalk members of Los Angeles Printmaking. He was honored with awards for his teaching and his art and
his work is represented in the collections of the Albright-Knox
Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the
Kunstlerhaus, Vienna; the Oxford Museum of Modern Art, England; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.