Kara Walker



About Kara Walker

NameKara Walker (Voima Kara Walker, Kara E. Walker)
Birth LocationStockton, CA (US)
MovementBlack artistic Renaissance
MediaWorks on Paper

Kara Walker's Biography

Kara Walker (born 1969) is an American artist and one of the most important figures in the contemporary art world. Her work explores race, gender, and identity, often through the lens of the African American experience. Walker has been widely exhibited both in the United States and internationally, with major solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum and the Walker Art Center, among others. Her works have become iconic and have been featured in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Walker began her career in the early 1990s as part of the Black Arts Movement, during which she created works that addressed the history of slavery and racial injustice in the United States. Her art often uses the silhouette as a form of expression, and her works are often filled with dark humor and biting critique. Her works have been described as “unflinching and pointedly critical examinations of racism and the history of the American South.” Walker is also a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a member of the International Association of Art Critics. She has received numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2014, and has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York
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