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Alison Walker

Los Angeles Country Museum of Art
Kinetic Sculpture Conservator
Los Angeles, California
Alison Walker received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in 2001 (emphasis sculpture) and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California at Riverside in 2009 (emphasis sculpture). From 1999 – 2006, Alison worked as a fabricator for Carlson & Company, an art fabrication facility in San Fernando, California. Her work there focused on the metal-based fabrication and surface finishing of works by Jeff Koons, John McCracken, Ellsworth Kelly, and Claes Oldenburg in addition to others. From 2009 – 2012, Alison worked at CB Studio (the studio of the artist Chris Burden) as a fabricator. Her focus was on the construction, disassembly, packing, moving and re-assembly of Metropolis II. Since 2012, she has been the primary conservator/technician of Metropolis II at LACMA. Working with a team, she orchestrates the preservation and maintenance of existing components as well as the repair and replacement of worn and/or unusable elements. In addition to her professional work, Alison actively maintains her own studio practice.

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