Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California in 1969. She received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. The artist is best known for exploring the raw intersection of race, gender, and sexuality through her iconic, silhouetted figures.
Mistress Demanded a Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her
Walker unleashes the traditionally proper Victorian medium of the silhouette directly onto the walls, creating a theatrical space in which her unruly cut-paper characters fornicate and inflict violence on one another.