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Profile close-up of artist Derek Walker. The photo is grayscale, framed and resembles a film photo.

Derek Walker (b. 2001) is a visual artist from Cleveland, Ohio. Walker’s work explores themes of african-american culture through paintings. He received his high school diploma at Cleveland School of the Arts and is currently pursuing his Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art.


His work has been exhibited in the 2021 AXA Art Prize at the Wilkinson Gallery in New York City, NY and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, OH. His awards include the 75th annual Student Independent Exhibition Board Grand Prize at Cleveland Institute of Art.

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