b. 1969 Stockton, California
Kara Walker is a contemporary American artist who is best known for her exploration of race, gender, sexuality, and identity in her artworks. Walker's education includes an MFA at Rhode Island School of Design in Painting/Printmaking, and a BFA in Painting/Printmaking at Atlanta College of Art. Kara Walker’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1997 she received a MacArthur Foundation award, and in 2002 she represented the US at the São Paulo Biennale in Brazil. Walker lives in New York and is on the faculty of the MFA program at Columbia University.