Kara Walker

Born Nov 26, 1969

Kara Elizabeth Walker is an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, filmmaker, and professor 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 has been the Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University since 2015.
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They Waz Nice White Folks While They Lasted (Sez One Gal to Another) (2001)

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Gone: An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart

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“The silhouette says a lot with very little information, but that's also what the stereotype does.”

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