Kara Walker

 
Born in Stockton (California) in 1969, Kara Walker lives in New York. When she was 13, her family moved to Atlanta. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991 and a Master of Fine Arts from the renowned Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. She rose to prominence in the mid-1990s with wall-sized silhouette installations. One of the most acclaimed artists working in the United States today, Kara Walker adopts traditional artistic approaches to create provocative work executed with extraordinary technical finesse while addressing history, race relations, gender roles, sexuality, and violence. Walker does not propose a conciliatory view of the past; rather, she prods the viewer to question established narratives and entrenched myths. She is unsparing in her analysis of deep-rooted conflicts and persistent social ills.

See also Vanina Géré: Les mauvais sentiments – L'art de Kara Walker.

(external link : www.karawalkerstudio.com)
 
Kara Walker - A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be
2020
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
forthcoming
The drawing practice of Kara Walker.


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