Kara Walker is one of the most significant artists of her generation. Born in 1969 in Stockton, California, she is an African American woman at the forefront of the contemporary art scene. Praised by the art world for her daring confrontation of difficult topics, Walker is credited with more than 40 major solo exhibitions around the world, showing at some of the most prestigious art museums in the United States, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Walker first gained national recognition in 1994; in 1997, when she was only 28 years old, she became one of the youngest recipients ever of the MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award. Also in 1997, she was nominated by Time magazine as one of ...

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