Kara Walker

born 1969

Biography

Kara Elizabeth Walker (born November 26, 1969) is an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes. Walker lives in New York City and has taught extensively at Columbia University. She is currently serving a five-year term as Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2018.

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Artworks

Features

Tate Etc

Rudely transgressing the boundaries between the elevated and the profane: Etc. Essay: The grotesque

The notion of the grotesque in art has been around for centuries, but it is currently being re-imagined, often with ...

Press Release

Tate Liverpool announces exhibition programme for 2010

17 Sep 2009
Tate Liverpool announces exhibition programme for 2010: Press related to exhibition programme.

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