An American painter is expressing emotions through art!
The African American artist Kara Walker is going to be the Tate Modern’s next commission for its Turbine Hall. The contemporary painter Kara is the master of racially indicted art, addressing slavery and its legacy. She labels mainly race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity in her creation.
Kara is famous for her room-size displays of black cut-paper silhouettes. Currently, she is serving at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University as Tepper Chair in Visual Arts. Likewise, she was one of the youngest ever receivers of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant.
Here is everything about Kara Walker bio, including her age, height, family, net worth, husband, daughter, wiki, and trivia.
|Birth Name||Kara Elizabeth Walker|
|Birthday||November 26, 1969|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Profession||Contemporary painter, silhouettist, and film-maker|
|Parents||Larry Walker and Gwendolyn|
|Married/Husband||Klaus Burgel (ex)|
|Siblings||Sister: Dana Walker|
|Net worth||$3 million|
Kara Walker Boyfriend, Husband & Daughter
If you have observed picturesque photographs of Kara’s artwork on her Instagram, then you must have searched for the photographer. Behind her pictures, the person who is contributing a lot is her partner, Ari. Since 2017, she is in a relationship with Ari Marcopoulos, who is a photographer and filmmaker. Back in 2018’s Met gala, she walked the red carpet with her boyfriend, Ari.
Previously, Kara was married to her now ex-husband, Klaus Burgel. Her ex-husband was a German-born jewelry professor. In 1996, she tied the knot with her ex-husband. Together, they share a daughter named, Octavia Burgel. However, their marriage could not last long like her artwork and fell apart. In 2010, the court finalized her divorce with her ex-husband.
As for now, Kara and her boyfriend, Ari, often attend different exhibitions and shows together. However, the couple has not yet announced anything regarding their marriage.
Kara Walker Net Worth
The contemporary painter was only 28 years old when she received a MacArthur fellowship. Even though there was a lot of criticism, her art was most popular in the white community. In 2007, Time Magazine listed her under their list of 100 Most Influential People in The World, Artists, and Entertainers. Later in 2012, she was voted to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her numerous exhibitions and displays have been the primary source of her income. Besides, she has also worked as a teacher in well-known universities.
Kara is also the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Prize and the Larry Aldrich Award. In 2002, she participated at the 25th International São Paulo Biennial in Brazil as United States representative. Her work was featured on the cover of musician Arto Lindsay’s recording, Salt in 2004. In the Vienna State Opera for the season 1998/1999, she designed a large-scale picture as part of the exhibition series “Safety Curtain.” In 2013, she produced 16 lithographs for a limited edition, fine art printing of the libretto Porgy & Bess. There are plenty of public collections that hold her work from which she makes plenty of money.
Her net worth dwells around $3 million.
Kara Walker Bio – Wiki: Age, Height, Parents, Education
Kara Elizabeth Walker was born in 1969 in Stockton, California to her parents – Larry Walker and Gwendolyn. Her father is also a painter and professor while her mother, Gwendolyn is an administrative assistant. During her childhood, she used to sit on her father’s lap in his studio watching him draw. She has a sister named, Dana Walker. At the age of 13, she moved to her father’s native Georgia. Later, her family relocated to Atlanta.
In 1991, she obtained her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art. In 1994, she received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She celebrates her birthday on November 26 that makes her current age 49. She is of African-American ethnicity. And, she has a decent height of 5 feet 6 inches.