Lives and works in Los Angeles
Willie Walls’ studio practice began in the early 1980's when he joined the Exceptional Children’s Foundation’s Art Center Program and quickly took up watercolor paint as his primary medium. He has since become a prolific artist known for his signature checkerboard patterns. In his paintings, he juxtaposes these patterns with close-ups of human faces and notable musicians. As symbolic thread throughout his work, this combination of geometric order and organic variation suggests an ongoing fascination with the slippage between the orderly and the unexpected.