James Faure Walker was born in London in 1948. He studied painting at St Martins (1966-70) and aesthetics at the RCA (1970-72). His one-man shows include the Whitworth, Manchester ('85); the Mariani Gallery, Colorado, USA ('96); the Colville Place Gallery ('98,'00); Gallerie der Gegenwart, Wiesbaden, Germany ('00,'01). Mixed shows include the Hayward Annual ('79), Style in the Seventies ('79), Serpentine Summer Show ('82), John Moores ('82) , Whitechapel Open ('80,'82,'83,'84,'85,'94), Artists in National Parks ('88), Art and Computers, Middlesbrough ('88), the Postmodern Print at the V&A ('91). He has computer work on permanent display in the Victoria an Albert Museum.
He has been integrating computer graphics into his painting since 1988, exhibiting overseas in such festivals as ISEA (Groningen'90, Minneapolis'93, Rotterdam '96), Siggraph (Los Angeles '95, Orlando '98, Los Angeles '99), Siggraph Touring Show ('99), Dream Centenary, Aizu, Tokyo ('99), Eurographics, Milan ('99), Computerkunst, Gladbeck ('94, '96, '98, '00), where he won the "Golden Plotter" prize in '98. His work features in the seminal "The Computer in the Visual Arts" by Anne Morgan Spalter published in 1998. He was a founder of Artscribe magazine in 1976, and editor for 8 years. His writings have also appeared in Studio International, Modern Painters, Wired, Mute, Computer Generated Imaging, and in catalogues for the Tate, Barbican, Siggraph, ISEA and Computerkunst.
He has lectured widely on painting, art history and computing, including spells at the RCA, Central St Martins, UCE Birmingham He has been a visiting artist at NSCAD, Halifax, Canada; the Philip Institute, Melbourne, Australia; Columbus College, Georgia, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Arizona State University, USA. He is currently Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art at Kingston University