Roles in Archive: Artist, Author
Kara Walker is an artist based in New York. Using drawing, painting, colored-light projections, writing, shadow puppetry, film, and video, Walker confounds the historical narrative, depicting scenes haunted by sexuality, violence, and subjugation. She has exhibited at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Walker Art Center, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A 1997 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award, Walker was the United States representative to the 2002 São Paolo Bienal in Brazil. She teaches at the School of the Arts at Columbia University.