Kara Walker, an African American contemporary artist and painter who explores identity, ‘race’, gender, violence and sexuality





Kara Walker (born November 26, 1969) is an African American contemporary artist and painter who explores identity, ‘race’, gender, violence and sexuality in her work.  Walker is best known for her large black cut-paper silhouettes. These images arguably work to bridge unfinished folklore in  Antebellum America, raising identity and gender issues for African American women in particular.