Nicholas Walster

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England; pursued an early and avid interest in photography (achieving the distinction, at age sixteen, of being the youngest person to have his work published in the prestigious 'Photography Year Book'). Graduated from the University of Westminster (London) with a BA(Hons.) in Photographic Arts under the tutelage of Victor Burgin and John Goto. Left England after graduating to work as a photographer with a Greek shipping line - travelling throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, the West Coast and Alaska. Left life at sea after three years and moved to New York City to concentrate on his own work. After ten years in the NYC art scene took an extended hiatus - studying acupuncture for four years (graduating with a L.Ac and B.Ac in 1996, and a M.Ac in 2002) - and theology for two, being ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2001.

The birth of his first child, Olivia, in 2001 prompted a period of introspection and re-prioritizing, resulting in a re-commitment to his own creative work. This was further cemented after a near-death experience in 2005, after which the 'Inner-Light ' and 'Personal Panoramas' series were developed.


Selected Exhibitions

1977 - Ferens Art Gallery - Hull, England
1978 - Regent Street Gallery - London, England
1979 - Ferens Art Gallery - Hull, England
1979 - Regents Street Gallery - London, England
1980 - Fotografia Academica - Czechoslavakia
1981 - Fotografia Academica - Czechoslavakia
1984 - Mussavi Arts Center - New York City
1984 - Burgess Meinster Gallery - Key West, Florida
1985 - Esta Robinson Gallery - New York City
1985 - Mussavi Arts Center - New York City
1985 - Studio K Gallery - Long Island City
1986 - Mussavi Arts Center - New York City
1986 - Studio K Gallery - Long Island City
1987 - La Guardia gallery - Queens, New York
1987 - Studio K Gallery - Long Island City
1987 - Mussavi Arts Center - New York City
1987 - Queens Community Gallery - Queens, New York
1988 - Long Island City Open - Long Island City
1988 - Mussavi Arts Center - New York City
1989 - Studio K Gallery - Long Island City
1990 - Lincoln Center Gallery - New York City
1990 - Mussavi Arts Center - New York City
1991 - Lincoln Center Gallery - New York City
1991 - Robin Rice Gallery - New York City
1993 - Ublacker Hausl Gallery - Munich, Germany
2000 - Monique Goldstrom Gallery - New York City
2001 - Queens Community Gallery - Queens, New York
2002 - Monique Goldstrom Gallery - New York City
2002 - Monique Goldstrom Gallery - New York City
2003 - Barrett Arts Center - Poughkeepsie NY
2003 - Hudson ArtsWalk - Hudson, New York
2006 - Camaje - New York City
2007 - Sharada Gallery - Hudson, New York
2007 - Stuyvesant RRS - Stuyvesant, New York
2007 - Throckmorton Gallery - New York City
2007 - Hudson ArtsWalk - Hudson, New York


Publications

Amateur Photographer Magazine
Photography Year Book
British Journal of Photography Annual
Petersen's Photographic Magazine
British Journal of Photography Magazine
The Complete Encyclopaedia of Photography
Galleries Magazine
Tikkun Magazine
Mussavi Arts Center Catalogue
Long Island City Open Studios Catalogue
New York Times
House & Garden Magazine
Daily News
Arts Magazine
Art in America Magazine
Newsday
ArtSpeak Magazine
Skylines Magazine


Awards

Gold Medal - Fotografia Academica, Czechoslavakia
First Prize - Beverley Friary Restoration Competition
First Prize - British Airways Travel Photographer of the Year (Single Image)
Second prize - British Airways Travel Photographer of the Year (Photo Story)