W. Tucker was born in July of 1959 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He began drawing and painting in 1986.
Tucker's work has been represented in the US by galleries in Los Angeles, Texas, Seattle and Wyoming. He continues to work with Koelsch Gallery in Houston, TX, Conduit Gallery in Dallas, TX and Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Wyoming. He has had exhibitions in various locations in Switzerland: Galerie Keller in Zurich, Br Galerie in Bern, and Galerie Sprungbratt in Niederglatt. Tucker's work has been published in volume number 67, 102 (and upcoming 144) of New American Paintings, a juried show in print. Residencies have included a stay in 1991 at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, California and at the Fountainhead Residency in Miami in 2008. For the 2012-13 season Tucker was awarded Austin Critics Table Award for "Best Installation" as well as "Artist of the year" for his installation at Texas State University. He attended Circle in the Square through New York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama in1982.
Tucker lives and works in Austin, Texas.