Although primarily known as a sculptor, Walter May’s practice has also included drawing, digital photography, installations. He has an extensive exhibition record with over two dozen solo and collaborative exhibitions or projects and numerous invitational and group exhibitions at the regional and national level including the 1998 and 2010 Alberta Biennials. In 2018, a major retrospective exhibition entitled “Look Again” was held at the University of Calgary Nickle Galleries.
International activities have included the production and exhibition of work at Chateau Matheau, Normandy, France (2009), Kling and Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009), the Lui Haisu Arts Museum, Shanghai (2008), and Galeria Klimy in Warsaw, Poland (2005). May has undertaken artist residencies at “Prairie North”, Grand Prairie, Alberta (2004), “The Brazier’s International Artists Residency” Oxfordshire, England (2001), and the “Djerassi Resident Artists Program,” in Woodside, California (2010). Commissions have included a four part sculpture with an associated limited edition digital print portfolio prepared for the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition and “Hatstack,” a 19ft high bronze sculpture for Le Germaine Hotel, Calgary (2017)