Walter Horak


" Working within a tradition that is several millennia old, I face the inevitable challenge of making the human form somehow relevant or original. Toward that end, I find compelling a notion advanced by art critic Donald Kuspit, who proposed that sculpture was “metaphor making in three dimensions”. My intention is to extend the figurative tradition through metaphor: to compare human form to other aspects of experience and in so doing to express metaphysical ideas of balance, tension, and energy. Sources of inspiration can be wildly diverse, from calligraphy to modern dance, from plant forms to geology, from the efforts of other artists, ancient to contemporary." - Walter Horak, 2014.

Dedee Shattuck Gallery Exhibits:

Dedee Shattuck Gallery | June 28 - July 30, 2017 | Anniversary Exhibit

Dedee Shattuck Gallery | July 2 - July 27, 2014 | The Contemporary Figure

Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 16 - December 22, 2013 | Small Works, 2013

Dedee Shattuck Gallery | September 3 - September 25, 2011 | Walter Horak

Dedee Shattuck Gallery | June 5 - July 3, 2011 | Inaugural Exhibit


additional works available, to inquire about works, please email or call 508-636-4177.



B.A. Fine Arts, Harvard University

M.A.T. Rhode Island School of Design

M.F.A University of MAssachusetts Dartmouth 


Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

Jessica Hagen Fine Art, Newport, RI

Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI

Bill Hester Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

William Merrill Gallery, Laguna, CA

Selected Exhibitions

Bill Hester Fine Art, Chapel Hill, NC 2007, 2009, 2010

Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME, 2008

Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Annual Juried Show, First Prize in 3D 2008, Honorable Mention 2005

William Merrill Gallery, Laguna, CA 2007

Water Street Gallery, Douglass, MI, 2007

Sculpture of Rhode Island, Newport, RI 2005

Nesto Gallery, Milton, MA 1986 and 1997

Umass Dartmouth Centennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, 1995

Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, New England Juried Shows, 

Best In Show 1984, 1993, First Prizes in Sculpture 1988, 1990

South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA 1982, and First Prizes in Sculpture, New England Juried Shows, 1982, 1984, 1986

Verbena Gallery, New York, NY, 1983, 1984

Public Commissions and Collections

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover NH 2014

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN 2007

College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, 2002

Temple Sha’Aray Shalom, Hingham, MA 1996

South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell, MA, 1990

Pepsi Cola West, Irvine, CA, 1989

Village Improvement Society of Dennis, MA 1986 - Present

Isaacson, Miller, Gilvar, and Boulware, Boston, MA, 1987

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