Walker Thisted...

Walker crafts stories via writing, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, and urbanism.  He does so through his art practice as well as through developing communications, branding, marketing, and business development strategies for boutique firms.

After graduating from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, he earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University under the supervision of Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.  He has worked for Atelier Seraji in Paris, Nagle Hartray in Chicago, and directly for Bill Pedersen and Jill Lerner at Kohn, Pedersen, and Fox in New York.  During this period, Walker was commissioned to design private residences in Venezuela, Chicago, and the US Virgin Islands along with the interiors of homes in New York and Chicago.  

Walker earned a Master of Fine Art from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in Film, Video, and New Media and since graduating has worked as an independent artist, freelance still and moving photographer, director, editor, designer, and experience producer.  Walker has shown his work at galleries in Chicago, New York, Ithaca, San Francisco, Rome, and Berlin.  His work probes the nature of the city through images, films, paintings, sculptures, and writing in order to explore how we inhabit cities and if an alternative might exist to their present configuration. His interest in culture has also led him to found a series of companies whose focus ranges from presenting artwork to design, urbanism, real estate investment, and creating new digital platforms.

From 2018 through 2021, Walker was the Director of External and Public Affairs as well as Business Development for FGP Atelier - an architecture firm founded by Francisco Gonzalez Pulido in the Fall of 2017.  During this time, he helped secure the contract for the Felipe Angeles Airport at Santa Lucia that will serve Mexico City and 24 million passengers in the first phase and 85 million in the ultimate phase.

He recently completed a new book titled Reframing American Culture: Towards a User-Owned Network & Exchange and is currently exploring how its conclusion might be implemented.

In August of 2021, he joined Inherent - a company dedicated to creating a modular housing product & platform that unifies previously fragmented services to make buying, owning, maintaining, and selling a home simple and affordable. At Inherent, he focuses on engagement and brand.

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