Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Xan Blood Walker

Artist: Xan Blood Walker

Holiday Sales? Yes

Work: I believe that creativity is vital for wholeness.

Creativity exists in the part of the brain that experiences emotion and dreams, and I believe this very important creative aspect is underrepresented and undervalued in our culture and in the world. I want to bring this creativity to you, to enrich your world, excite your brain, and move your emotions

The only way for me to create what will do this for others, is by creating what does this for me, and so I created a body of work that I call photo expressionism. Expressing the magic and emotion I feel when I see the world through my photographer’s eye, and hoping that I transmit it outward to you.

About: Xan Blood Walker was born in Seattle Washington in the heat of the summer. She learned print photography in high school, and went on to obtain two BFA’s, one in printmaking and another in painting from the University of Washington. Many years later when pursuing graduate studies in counseling she obtained a Masters certificate in Art Therapy. Prior to her higher education she attended the school of hard knocks in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as an 80’s street punk at the height of the punk rock scene. With over 30 years in recovery she finds a way to blend her varied experiences into a unique and personal style. Currently she is branching out into two new areas: documenting the living breathing urban landscape through photojournalism; and incorporating mixed media into her photography. She has already begun using graffiti marker, and hopes to add beeswax from her bee hive, as well as dip back into her printmaking background with stenciling, linoblock, and woodcutting.

ARTWORK: Xan has exhibited her work primarily in group shows in Seattle, San Francisco, Emeryville, Alameda, Oakland, and New York. Her book Abandoned San Francisco East Bay: Where Graffiti is King was published in 2020

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES: Xan was awarded a Links Scholarship for her woodblock print depictions of her emotional experiences around rape. She contributed as an intern artist for the mural project on the Women’s Building in San Francisco, CA., in 1994. 


Last Note: I have lots of fun gifts, my tabletop book, mugs, scarves, etc… and of course art in all sizes. Happy Holidays, and Enjoy! Email:

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