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Kara Walker is a contemporary American visual artist who was born in 1969. Kara Walker has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the The Drawing Center and at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle . Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'The Battle of Atlanta: Being the Narrative of a Negress in the Flames of Desire- A Reconstruction' sold at Sotheby's New York 'Contemporary Art Day Sale ' in 2011 for $422,500. There have been Numerous articles about Kara Walker, including 'Inside the Domino Sugar Factory' written by Jessie Wender for The New Yorker in 2014.
 

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Kara Walker, Untitled (Monkey Grinder)
Screenprint
Untitled (Monkey Grinder)
Lot 63
SBI Art Auction
Kara Walker, set of six; Canisters
etched glass...
set of six; Canisters
Lot 153
Swann Auction Galleries
Kara Walker, no world
Etching with...
no world
Lot 154
Swann Auction Galleries
Kara Walker, The Emancipation Approximation (Scene No. 18, Cotton Sock)
Silkscreen in colors
The Emancipation Approximation (Scene No. 18...
Lot 663
Ketterer Kunst Munich
 

Selected Events

Exhibitions, openings, art fairs, auctions and other events for Kara Walker around the world.

Under the Influence - Phillips New York, Upper East Side
USA / New York / Upper East Side : Auction
Phillips New York, Upper East Side
Personal Histories - Seattle Art Museum
USA / Seattle : Exhibition
Seattle Art Museum
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10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
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10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
#Hashtags: Sweet and Low
Daily Serving / Anuradha Vikram
Kara Walker’s massive sphinx at the Domino Sugar Factory...
How Are They Keeping Rats Off Kara Walker’s Sugar Sculptures?
The Huffington Post
Kara Walker’s 75-foot-long, 35-foot-tall sculpture made...
Saccharine Perspiration Blues
Curator / Joshua Mackin
Some friends who used to live in Brooklyn drove in last...
 
 

KARA WALKER

Born November 26, 1969 in Stockton, CA

Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION

M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, June, 1994 Painting/Printmaking.

B.F.A., Atlanta College of Art, May, 1991 Painting/Printmaking.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2007-2008

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, The Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, MN, February 18 – May 13, 2007; ARC/ Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris,
France, June 20 - September 9, 2007, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY,
November 11, 2007 – February 3, 2008; Hammer Museum, February 17 – May 11, 2008.

Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
, Addison Gallery of American
Art, Andover, MA, January 26 – March 18, 2007.

2006

Kara Walker
, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York, NY, March 4 – April 1, 2006.


Kara Walker at the Met: After the Deluge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, March
21 – August 6, 2006.

2005

Song of the South
, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA , September 2- October 23

Event Horizon
, special project for New School University, Arnhold Hall, New York, NY

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, April 6- July 3, 2005

2004

Grub for Sharks: A Concession to the Negro Populace, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K. May 1-
October 31

Fibbergibbet and Mumbo Jumbo: Kara E. Walker in Two Acts, The Fabric Workshop and
Museum, Philadelphia PA, March 27- August 14

2003

Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee, Rome Italy, December 4, 2003- February 1, 2004

Excavated from the Black Heart of a Negress
, The Studio Museum in Harlem, July 16-

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September 28

Drawings
, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY, June 4-July 25

Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress
, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore
College, Saratoga Springs, NY, January 18-June 1, Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown
MA, August 30- December 7.

2002

Kara Walker: An Abbreviated Emancipation, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann
Arbor, MI, March 9 – May 26

Kara Walker, Slavery!, Slavery!, 25

th International Bienal of Sao Paolo, Brazil, March 23 – June 2

Kara Walker, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany, January 20 – February 24,
Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, March 11 – April 11, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin,
Germany, May 18 – July 7, Museumquartier, Vienna, Austria, August 31 – October 27, Museum
voor Moderne Kunst, Arnheim, The Netherlands, November 15 – December 31.

For the Benefit of All the Races of Mankind (Mos' Specially the Master One, Boss). An Exhibition
of Artifacts, Remnants and Effluvia EXCAVATED from the Black Heart of a Negress
, Hannover
Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany, June 9 – August 8

Nat Turner’s Revelation (an Important Lesson from our Negro Past You will Likely Forget to
Remember)
, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, September 6- October 26

2001

American Primitive, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY, September 8 – October 13

Disturbing Allegories, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN, February 8 – March
22

The Emancipation Approximation, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2000

Kara Walker, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, September 15 – November 26

1999

Why I Like White Boys, an Illustrated Novel by Kara E. Walker Negress, Centre d’Art
Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Kara Walker, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, January 9 – February 14.

Another Fine Mess, Brent Sikkema, NY, March 13 – April 17.

African’t, Galleri Index, Stockholm, Sweden, April 24 – June 6.

Kara Walker: No mere words can Adequately reflect the Remorse this Negress feels at having
been Cast into such a lowly state by her former Masters and so it is with a Humble heart that she
brings about their physical Ruin and earthly Demise
, CCAC Institute, Oakland/San Francisco, CA
April 2 – May 15 / UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA,
September 22 – January 2, 2000.

1998

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Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage Through the South and Reconfigured for the
Benefit of Enlightened Audiences Wherever Such May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B.
Walker, Colored,
The Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 5 – April 2.

Kara Walker: Prints, The Print Center, Philadelphia, January 16 - February 21.

Opera Safety Curtain for 1998-99 Season, Vienna State Opera House, Vienna, Austria.

Kara Walker, Wooster Gardens/Brent Sikkema, New York, NY, October 22 – November 28.

Kara Walker, The Forum. St. Louis, MO, March 27 – May 16.

1997

Upon My Many Masters - An Outline, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA,
February 14 – May 13.

Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage Through the South and Reconfigured for the
Benefit of Enlightened Audiences Wherever Such May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B.
Walker, Colored,
The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, January 12 – February
23. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, June 21 – August 31, The Henry Art Gallery,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, September 12 – November 30.

Kara Walker, Huntington Beach Arts Center, Huntington Beach, CA, September 12 –
November 30.

1996

From the Bowels to the Bosom, Wooster Gardens/Brent Sikkema, New York, NY,
March 1 – April 13.

Ol’ Marster Paintin’s and Silhouette Cuttings, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Mass., February 2 -
March 2.

1995

The High and Soft Laughter of the Nigger Wenches At Night, Wooster Gardens/Brent Sikkema,
New York, NY, April 6 – May 6.

The Battle of Atlanta: Being the Narrative of a Negress in the Flames of Desire – A
Reconstruction
, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, May 19 – June 24.

Look Away! Look Away! Look Away!, Center For Curatorial Studies, Bard College,
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, September 23 – October 22.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007

Take 2: Women Revisiting Art History, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, January 17-
March 15

Fantasmagoria, Fundacion ICO, Madrid, January 18- March 18

2006-07
Meditations in an Emergency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, October 28, 2006 – April
29, 2007.

Into Me / Out of Me, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, November 26,
2006 – January 28, 2007.

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Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, The New York Historical Society, NY,
NY, June 16, 2006- January 7, 2007.

The Bong Show or This Is Not a Pipe, curated by Beverly Semmes, Leslie Tonkonow
Artworks + Projects, New York, NY, December 9 2006- January 20-2007

Once upon a Time: The Contemporary Fable, Arcos, Museo d’arte Contemporanea,
Sannio Campania, October 15, 2006- February 28, 2007

Tracing Shadows, The Israel Museum, The Ruth Young Wing, Jerusalem, Israel

2006

All the Best: The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid,
The Singapore Art Museum,
September 1 – November 20, 2006.

Brighton Photo Biennial: Voodoo Macbeth,
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, England,
October 7, 2006 – January 7, 2007.

New York, New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography, and
Video,
Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Monte Carlo, July 14 – September 10.

Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art,
Warsaw, Poland, September 23 – November 19.

Fables, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
September 9- December 17

Liquid Paper, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, June 30- August 6

Surprise! Surprise! ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, U.K. August 2-
September 10, 2006

Into Me/Out of Me, PS1 Contemporary Arts Center, MOMA Affiliate, Long Island City,
New York

Rethinking Nordic Colonialism, A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts

, Act 1:

Reykjavik, Iceland, March 24 – April 16, 2006, Act 2: Nuuk, Greenland, April 21 – May
14, 2006, Act 3: Tórshavn, The Faroe Islands, May 12 – June 4, 2006, Act 4: Rovaniemi,
Sápmi/Finland, June 16 – July 9, 2006, Act 5: DVD Box Set Launch in Copenhagen,
Helsinki, Oslo & Stockholm, November 25, 2006, Curated by Kuratorisk Aktion
(Frederikke Hansen & Tone Olaf Nielsen) for NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary
Art

Down By Law, a Wrong Gallery project for the 2006 Whitney Biennial: Day for Night, at the
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 21- May 21, 2006

Dark, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Jan Grosfeld
and Rein Wolfs, February 18- April 17

Blind Date: New Acquisitions of the Deutsche Bank Collection, Prelate’s residence of the former
Benedictine Monastary and Galerie Kunstforum, Altes Haus. Seligenstadt, Germany, May 14-
July 2

Skowhegan 60 Years: School of Painting and Sculpture, Colby College Museum of Art,
Waterville, ME, July 22- October 29

2005

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Drawing from The Modern, 1975-2005, Curated by Jordan Kantor, Museum of Modern Art, New
York, NY, September 14- January 9, 2005

Trials and Terrors, Curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, July
23- September 25, 2005

The World is a Stage, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, March 26-June 18, 2005

The Shadow, Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Sore, Denmark, May 28- September 4

Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany, May 6- June 25, 2005

Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, May 18- September 5, 2005

Kiss the Frog! The Art of Transformation, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design,
Oslo, Norway, May 28- September 18, 2005

Identita & Nomadismo, Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna, Italy, May
27- September 2005

Fairy Tales Forever: International Homage to H.C. Andersen, AROS Aarhus Kunstmuseum,
Copenhagen, Denmark

Identita & Nomadismo, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena Italy, May 27-
September 25

2004-2005

Site Santa Fe’s Fifth International Biennial, Curated by Robert Storr, Santa Fe, NM, July 16-
January 9, 2005

Monument to Now, The Dakis Joannou Collection,” The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary
Art, Athens, Greece

2004

Artes Mundi Exhibition: Wales International Visual Art Prize, National Museum, Cardiff, Wales.

Dana Schutz, Amy Sillman, Kara Walker, Brent Sikkema, NYC, September 7- October 2

Provocations: Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY,
July 22- December 31

Nous Venons en Paix…, Curated by Pierre Landry, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal,
Montreal, Canada, May 28- September 5

Initial Encounters, organized by The Drawing Center, New York, NY, at The Arts Center of The
Capital Region, Troy, NY March 12-June 6

2003

Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh PA, January 18- March 21; New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans LA,
April 11-June 15; University of North Texas, Denton TX, August 25- October 18, Armory Center
for the Arts, Old Pasadena, CA, June 17- August 15, 2004

Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, March 23- July 6

Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, curated by Trevor
Schoonmaker, The New Museum, New York, NY, Traveled to: The Contemporary Arts
Center, Cincinnatti, OH, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA,
Barbican Centre, London, U.K.

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2002-2003

Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the MCA Collection, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago, November 16, 2002- April 20, 2003

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, New York, October 17, 2002- January 6, 2003

2002

Tempo, MoMAQNS, New York, June 29-September 9, 2002

Telling Tales: Narrative Impulses in Recent Art, Tate Liverpool, U.K., December 8, 2001- August
11, 2002

Big and Beautiful, H&R Block ArtSpace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO,
September 7- October 16, 2002

Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California, 1950-2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San
Jose, CA

Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. June 27, 2002- January 12, 2003

2001

Form Follows Fiction, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy, October 17-
January 27, 2002

Six Contemporary Artists, The Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, October 15-
November 16
The Americans, Barbican Art Galleries, Barbican Centre, London, UK

New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern
Art, New York, NY, 25 October 2001 – 8 January 2002

The Print World, Ljubljana Biennial 2001, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10 June – 16 September

W, Musée des Beaux – Arts, Cole, France, June 22

Parkett Collaborations & Editions Since 1984, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
April 5 – June 12

New Settlements, Nikolaj Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Sweden, 24 March – 6 May

Secret Victorians, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Locating Drawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX

SchattenRisse, Silhouetten und Cutouts, Kunstbau Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Ornament and Abstraction, The Foundation Beyler, Basel, Switzerland

Waterworks, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden

2000

Blurry Lines, John Michael Kholer Arts Center, Sherboyan, WI

Das Gedäschtnis der Kunst: History and Memory in Contemporary Art, Historic Museum of
Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

The Power of Narration, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain

Point of Reference, Frederick Hayes, Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker, Addison Gallery
of American Art, Andover, MA, September 5 – December 17, 2000.

Drawing on the Figure: Works on Paper of the 1990s from the Manilow Collection, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, March 18 – June 25, 2000.

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Strength and Diversity: A Celebration of African-American Artists, Carpenter Center for the Visual
Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 6 – May 5.

Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago, IL, April 8 – June 4.

This is Not the Place, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ, April 12 – May 5.

00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, July 6 – Aug 30.

1999

Istanbul Biennial: The Passion and the Wave, Istanbul, Turkey, September 17 – October 30.

Looking Forward, Looking Black, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Re/Righting History; Counternarratives by Contemporary African-American Artists, Katonah
Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, March 14 – May 16.

Other Narratives, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, May 14-July 4.

Art-Worlds in Dialogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, November 5 – March 19, 2000.

Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, November 6 – March
26, 2000.

Glenn Ligon & Kara Walker, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY, December 3 – January 8, 2000.

Au-Delà, Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, November 27 – February 13, 2000.

1998

Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19

th-Century Vision, Organized by the Hayward

Gallery for The Arts Council of England. Firstsite, The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, UK,
October 17 – December 5, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, December 12 – January 31, 1999, Ikon Gallery,
Birmingham, UK, February 10 – April 4, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK, May 1 –
June 26, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, September 20 –
January 2, 2000.

Global Vision, New Art from the 90’s, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

Strange Days, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Postcards From Black America, De Beyerd, Breda and The Frans Hals Museum, Harlem,
Netherlands

Arturo Herrera and Kara Walker, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Pierre Molinier, Kay Rosen, Kara Walker, Wooster Gardens/Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

Kara Walker/Charles Gaines, The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas
and the Caribbean, City College of New York, New York, NY

1997

‘Pagan’ Stories: The Situations of Narrative in Recent Art, Apex Art, New York, NY

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

no place (like home), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Civil Progress: Life in Black America, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Gaze, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

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1996

Real, Bass Museum, Miami, FL

New Histories, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Conceal/Reveal, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.

No Doubt, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Body Language, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

Gone With the Wind: The Fabrication and Denial of Southern Culture, The City Gallery,
Atlanta, GA

1995

La Belle et La Bete, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Now is the Time, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY

Landscapes, Borders, Boundaries, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Inaugural Show, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY

Drawing Show, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

1994

Selections 1994, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Summer Group Show +2, Steinbaum/Krauss Gallery, New York, NY

An Historical Romance, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

1993

1993 Annual Invitational New Talent Exhibition, MU Gallery, Boston, MA

Rough Trade, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Angry Love, Pavilion Exhibit, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

National Black Arts Festival/Emerging Artists, Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA

Into the Light, 1992 Nexus Biennale, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Black Women Artists, YMI Cultural Center, Asheville, NC

1991

Black Men: Image/Reality, New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Naked People Show, 800 East, Atlanta, GA

Swan Song, Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA

The Earth Factory Show, Hasting Seeds Building, Atlanta, GA

Rated RX: Pathological Conditions, New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, GA

One/Another, North Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS

The Lucelia Artist Award, The Smithsonian American Art Museum 2004

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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Art Matters, Inc. Individual Artist's Fellowship

Awards of Excellence II, Rhode Island School of Design

Awards of Excellence I, Rhode Island School of Design

Ida Blank Ocko Scholarship, Atlanta College of Art

Presidential Scholar, Atlanta College of Art

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Getting Emotional,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, c.2005 (Exhibition catalog),
ISBN: 0-910663-67-x,
Identita & Nomadismo,” Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna
(Exhibition catalog)
“Kiss the Frog! The Art of Transformation,” National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design,
Oslo, Norway, c. 2005 (Exhibition Catalog) ISBN: 82-8154-005-2
“La Vendetta Della Silhouette,” Arte, November 2005
Art on Paper, “Political Persuasion,” Nov-Dec 2005 p.69
Fusi, Lorenzo. Identita & Nomadismo, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea,
Siena Italy, c. 2005 pp. 148-151

2004

Shaw, Gwendolyn Dubois. Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker” Duke University
Press, Durham NC c. 2004 ISBN: 0-8223-3396-1
Modern Art, Sam Hunter, John Jacobus, Daniel Wheeler, Third Edition, c. Pearson/Prentice Hall
2004, ISBN 0-13-189565-6

Artes Mundi Exhibition: Wales International Visual Art Prize, c. National Museum, Cardiff,
Wales 2004, ISBN: 1-85411-369-0, Essay by Hamza Walker
Heinrich, Barbara, In Erster Linie, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, Germany c. 2004 ISBN: 3-
927015-41-05
Kimmelman, Michael, “The Convention of Beastly Beauty,” The New York Times, Friday August
6, p.31
Demos, T.J., Kara Walker/Fabric Workshop and Museum, Artforum, Summer 2004 pp.251-2
Not Afraid: The Rubell Family Collection, Mark Coetzee, ISBN: 0714843938 c. Phaidon
Press, London/New York, 2004. pp.234-235
Grub for Sharks: A Concession to the Negro Populace, (Exhibition Brochure) Tate Liverpool,
Liverpool, U.K. May 1- October 31
Berwick, Carly. “Grotesqueries,” NYU Alumni Magazine, Issue #2, Spring 2004, pp. 46-49
Nous Venons en Paix…
, (Exhibition Catalog) Exhibition curated by Pierre Landry, c. Musee d’Art
Contemporain de Montreal, 2004, Montreal, Canada, ISBN: 2-551-22499-3, p. 120-126
Arango, Jorge, “Our Past in Black and White: Artist Kara Walker’s take on Our History,” Essence,
February, p. 108
H.H. Arnason, Hisory of Modern Art, 5

th Edition c. 2004 Prentice Hall, INC. Upper Saddle River,

New Jersey ISBN: 0-13-184069-X, pp.757-8, 773
Gopnik, Blake. “Kara Walker Wins Smithsonian Artist Award,” The Washington Post,
Thursday, April 15, 2004, p. C5
Moreno, Gaen and Ibarguen, Nicols, Art Basel 2004: Kara Walker, Loft, no. 18, December-
January, p. 58
Stewart, Rhonda “Still Here: Artist Kara Walker in Black and White,” The Crisis Magazine
January-Feburary, p. 49-51
Mazow, Leo G. “Picturing the Banjo,” c. 2005 Pennsylvania State University, ISBN 0-271-
02710-x, p. 139

2003

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Heller, Nancy G., Women Artists, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 2003 ISBN: 0-7892-0345-6,
pp. 263-267
Art 21: Art in the 21

st Century, PBS tv show and book, Interviews/Essays by Susan Sollins,

Edited by Marybeth Sollins, c. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. NY, NY 2003 ISBN: 0-8109-4609-2,
pp. 60-71
Berger, Maurice. Occasional Paper of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School
University Art Collection, Fall.
WCMAmail, Williams College Museum of Art newsletter, Summer/Fall
Auricchio, Laura. “New York, New York,” Art Papers, Nov/Dec, p. 48
Richard, Frances, “Kara Walker at Brent Sikkema,” Artforum, October, p. 169
MacAdam, Barbara. “Kara Walker’s Contradictions,” Columbia Magazine, Fall, pp. 56-7
“Crowd,”
Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring/Summer ISBN 0-971333-48-1-1
Kinsella, Eileen. “The Rise of African American Art,” ARTnews, September, pp. 118-123
Malone, Hermione. Many young artists are facing the issue of race…head on, Monday July 14.
Johnson, Ken. Kara Walker at Brent Sikkema, The New York Times, Friday June 27, p. E 29
Flavorpill, Issue 160, July 1-7
Cohen, David. Kara Walker at Brent Sikkema, The New York Sun, Thursday June 19, p. 15
Cotter, Holland. “A Nightmare View of Antebellum Life That Sets Off Sparks,” The New York
Times
, May 9, 2003, p. E36
Golden, Thelma. “Cast No Shadow,” ArtReview, May, 2003, pp. 44-49.
Stallings, Tyler, with Ken Gonzales-Day, Amelia Jones and David R. Roediger. Whiteness: A
Wayward Construction
, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA (Exhibition Catalog) c. 2003
ISBN: 0-940872-28-5
Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (Exhibition Catalog), Edited by Ian Berry, Darby
English, Vivian Patterson, and Mark Reinhardt, co-published by: The Tang Museum, Williams
College, MIT Press. c. 2003, ISBN 0-262-02540-X
Barrett, Terry. Interpreting Art: Reflecting, Wondering, and Responding, McGraw Hill, New
York, NY. C. 2003. ISBN 0-7674-1648-1 pp. 77-79, 82, 205
Copjec, Joan. Imagine there’s no Woman: Ethics and Sublimation, MIT, Cambridge, MA C.
2003. ISBN: 0-262-03299-6, pp. 8, 83-90, 93, 98-100, 106-107
Moura, Rodrigo and Zaccagnini, Carla. “São Paulo Biennial,” ArtNexus No. 46/Volume 4,
pp. 30-33
Ceceri, Kathryn. “Courting Controversy,” The Post-Star, Glenn Falls, NY, Thursday January 16,
p. 2
Cahill, Timothy. “Dark Shadows,” Times Union, Albany, NY Friday January 17, pp. D1, D3
McPherson, Tara. Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia, in the Imagined
South
, Duke University Press, Durham and New York, c. 2003. ISBN: 0=8223-3029-6. pp. 82-
86, 92-94, 145, 187, 252.
Schoonmaker, Trevor. Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,
Exhibition catalog. The New Museum, New York, NY, c. 2003

2002-2003

Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the MCA Collection, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Chicago. (Exhibition Catalog) Edited by Kari Dahlgren, Trisha Beck. ISBN:
0-933856-74-1, c. 2002, p. 272

Visuell, Deutsche Bank Art, Frankfurt Germany c. 2002-2003 ISBN 3-9808810-9-1

2002

Kara Walker: Pictures from Another Time, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art,
Edited by Karen Goldbaum, Authors: Annette Dixon, Thelma Golden, Robert F. Reid-Pharr,
James Christen Steward, ISBN 1-891024-50-7, c. 2002

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Kara Walker, Kunstverein Hannover, Edited by Stephan Berg, Authors: Stephan Berg, Silke
Boerma, Robert Hobbs, Eungie Joo, ISBN 3-922675-84-0, c. 2002

Vahland, Kia. “Kara Walker,” Art das Kunstmagazin, no. 5, May, pp. 2-39

Perrée, Rob. “Kara Walker: Gehaat en Bemind,” Kunstbeeld, no. 9, pp. 6-9

Ewing, John. “Reflecting on Movement in Contemporary Art,” ArtL!es, Summer 2002, pp. 13-15

Grosenick, Uta & Burkhard, Riemschneider. “Art Now” published by Taschen, 2002, ISBN: 3-
8228-1444-X, pp. 520-524.

Smith, Roberta. “At the Guggenheim, Selected Short Subjects,” The New York Times, Friday
July 19, 2002 p. 35

Tempo, exhibition catalog, MoMAQNS, New York, June 29-September 9, 2002

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, exhibition catalogue MoMAQNS, New York, 2002. c. The
Museum of Modern Art. ISBN: 0-87070-362-5

Juxtapoz, July-August 2002, p. 44

Gopnik, Blake. “Kara Walker’s Rich X-Ray On Race,” Washington Post, Tuesday, June 25, p.
C01

Louiss, Ange. “Étendard Walker.” Artactuel, May-June 2002, pp.72-73

Green, Roger. “Walker’s Art Elicits Passionate, Mixed Response,” Ann Arbor News, March 23,
2002

Sheets, Hilarie M. “Kara Walker’s cutout silhouettes of antebellum racial stereotypes are lewd,
provocative- and beautiful.” ARTnews, April 2002, pp. 126-129

“Kara Walker e o teatro de sombras da escravidão,” O Estado de Sao Paulo, April 1, 2002

“O Sucesso da arte politicamente incorreta,” O Estado de Sao Paulo, April 1, 2002

New Art Examiner, April 2002

“In The Arts,” Portland Press Herald, March 17, 2002

“Kara Walker To Represent The U.S. At The 2002 São Paulo Bienal,” Antiques & The Arts
Weekly
, March 8, 2002

“Kara Walker,” Tema Celeste, News & Around, Issue 91, P. 120

Celant, Germano. “Kara Walker: ombre altre,” Interni, February 2002, pp. 162-167

Eagly, Ursula. “Artist’s Portfolio, Kara Walker,” (ai) Performance for the Planet. Spring 2002.
pp. 68-77 & cover.

Fioravante, Celso. “International Exhibitions,” Artforum.com, March 2002

Heartney, Eleanor. “Kara Walker at Brent Sikkema,” Art in America. January 2002, p. 103.

Hobbs, Robert. “Kara Walker, Slavery! Slavery!” International Arts and Artists, Washington DC.
(Catalog for the 25

th International Bienal of Sao Pãolo.)

Kara Walker, Catalogue with text by Marion Ackermann, Dr. Arianne Grigoteit, Friedhelm Hutte
and Edna Moshenson. Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Nabakowski, Gislind. “Kara Walker: Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin,” Art Press 283, October
2002, pp. 78-9

Reeve, Charles. “Kara Walker at the São Paulo Biennial: A conversation with Robert Hobbes,”
Art Papers Magazine, April 2002, pp. 12-13

Schwazman, Carol. Review: New York: Kara Walker, Art Papers, Jan/Feb 2002, pp. 46-47

Subotnick, Ali. “Kara Walker,” Make, Special Edition 92, 2002, pp. 25-27

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Viahland, Kia. “Die im Dunklen sieht man doch: zu Besuch im Schattenreich,” Art, May 2002, pp.
32-39

Cullum, Jerry. “Starting out from Atlanta: Three Artists Imagine History,” The International
Review of African American Art
, Spring 2002, pp.43-47

Five Poems by Toni Morrison, silhouettes by Kara Walker, Rainmaker Editions, Las Vegas 2002

Cheng, Scarlet. “California Grrrls,” calanderlive.com, September 29

2001

Beem, Edgar. “Kara Walker,” The Boston Globe, December 30, 2001

Vogel, Carol. “Artist is Chosen,” The New York Times, December 28, 2001

Shanley, Douglas. “Kara Walker/Brent Sikkema,” Flash Art, November-December 2001, p.94-95

MacAdam, Alfred. “Kara Walker/Brent Sikkema,” ARTnews, November 2001, p. 76

Möntmann, Nina, “Kara Walker,” Women Artists in the 20

th and 21st Century. Edited by Uta

Grosenick. c. Taschen, Köln, Germany 2001. pp. 530-535

the americans. new art. Catalogue, Barbicon Gallery, Barbicon Centre. Curated by Mark
Sladen, Texts by Bruce Hainley, Katy Siegel, Bennett Simpson, Mark Sladen, John Slyce. Pp.
152-160. Publ. 2001 Booth-Clibborn Editions, London.

“(About) Arts International,” (ai) Performance for the Planet. Fall 2001. pp. 8-10.

Mendelsohn, Meredith. “Kara Walker,” Tema Celeste. November – December 2001, p. 79.

Moore, Alan. “Broken Love,” Artnet.com. October 4, 2001

“Kara Walker at Brent Sikkema,” The New Yorker, October 1, 2001, p. 20-21.

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Kara Walker ‘American Primitive,’” The New York Times.
September 28, 2001

Ackermann, Marion and Helmut Friedel editors, Schatten Risse Silhouetten Und Cutouts,
February 2001.

Brüderlin, Markus. “Kara Walker’s art dances up, seductive in the sweet guise of Victoria
silhouettes.” Ornament and Abstraction, Foundation Beyeler. June 2001, p.174-175

Herzog, Samuel. “Die schwarze Seele wird von der Moderne verbraucht.” Basler Zeitung. June
9-10.

Levin, Kim. Waterworks: US.Akarell 2001, Nordiska Akarellmuseet catalog, April 2001, p.122 to
p.136.

Steinberg, Claudia. “Scharfe Schnitte,” Deutsch Vogue, April 2001, p. 230- 234, p. 314, p.316

Stevens, Mark. “Critic’s Eye: Kara Walker,” New York, Fall Preview Special, September 10,
2001, p. 92

Tallman, Susan and Deborah Wye, Parkett Collaborations & Editions Since 1984, Published
on the occasion of the Parkett exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001, p. 258-
259

2000

Abouseda, Barbara. “Rumeurs: Kara Walker,” La Clef, April 2000.

Basting, Barbara. “Die eigene Geschichte nicht verbergen,” Die Wochenzeitung, March 30.

Boris, Staci. Drawing on the Figure: Works on Paper of the 1990s from the Manilow
Collection
(exhibition catalogue): Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, 2000.

15

Buskirk, Martha. “Planning for Impermanence,” Art in America, April 2000, p. 113-119, 167.

Chauvy, Laurence. “William Kentridge et Kara Walket, entre scène, satire et vidéo,” Le Temps,
March 21, 2000.

Dubois Shaw, Gwendolyn. “Final Cut,” Parkett #60, p 129-133

Janus, Elizabeth. “As American as Apple Pie,” Parkett #60, p130-141

Fleming, Jeff. “Kara Walker: Fantasies of Disbelief,” exhibition brochure, Des Moines Art Center,
Des Moines, IA, 2000.

Herzog, Samuel. “Was ich auch tue, es wird immer politisch sein,” Kunst Bulletin, May 2000.

Jaunin, Francoise. “Esclavagisme en noir et blanc,” Journal 24 Heures, April 3, 2000.

Jenkins, Sydney O. This is Not the Place (exhibition catalogue), Ramapo College of New
Jersey, Mahwah, NJ.

Leffingwell, Edward. “Carnegie Ramble,” Art in America, March 2000, p. 86-93, 142.

Phillips, Christopher. “Report from Istanbul: Band of Outsiders,” Art in America, April 2000, p.
70-75.

Potter, Chris. “The Carnegie Internationnal explores boundaries in a complicated world,”
Pittsburgs City Paper, p1-11

Siegel, Katy. “1999 Carnegie International,” Art Forum, p 105-106.

Talty, Stephan. “Spooked. The white slave narratives,” Transition, V10N1, Issue 8

Vettese, Angela. “Scenari ambigui di rara xenofobia,” 24 Ore, Milano, March 13, 2000.

Walker, Hamza. “Nigger Lover or Will There Be Any Black People in Utopia?, “ Parkett #60,
p152-160

Walker, Hamza. “Kara Walker: Cut it Out,” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, No.
11/12, Fall / Winter 2000.

Whaler, Marc-Olivier. “Le ‘BAC’ crée une synergie sans précédent,” Le Journal des Arts, March
17-30, 2000.

Wettengl, Kurt. “Das Gegächtnis der Kunst: History and Memory in Comtamporary Art,”
Historisches Museum, Frankfurt a. M., 1999, p.190-193

1999

Bloemink, Barbara J. and Lisa Gail Collins. Re/Righting History; Counternarratives by
Contemporary African-American Artists
(exhibition catalogue): Katonah Museum of Art,
Katonah, NY.

Daniel, Mike. “Dividing Lines,” The Dallas Morning News, January 8, 1999.

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “ Reframing a Black Experience,” Los Angeles Times, October 31,
1999, p.59 & 60.

Frankel, David. “Kara Walker,” ARTFORUM, April 1999, p.122.

Grynsztejn, Madeleine. Carnegie International 1999/2000 (exhibition catalogue), Carnegie
Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Kara Walker,” New York Magazine, December 20-27, 1999, p. 195.

Massey Helber, Annabelle. “Paper Views,” The Met, January 27 – February 3, 1999 (Dallas,
Texas).

Newkirk, Pamela. “Pride or Prejudice?” ARTnews, March 1999.

“Out of Africa,” The New York Times Magazine (artist’s page), p.90, 91.

16

Potter, Chris. “Far Away, So Close: The Carnegie International explores boundaries in a
complicated world,” Pittsburgh City Paper, November 3 – November 10, 1999, p.18-23.

Princenthal, Nancy. “Kara Walker, Wooster Gardens/Brent Sikkema,” Art in America,
February.

Rees, Christina. “The black eye,” The Dallas Observer, January 14-20, 1999.

Rinder, Lawrence. “An Interview with Kara Walker,” Capp Street Project: Kara Walker
(exhibition catalogue), CCAC, Oakland.

Sharpe, Christina Elizabeth. “Kara Walker and Michael Ray Charles,” in Looking Forward,
Looking Black
(exhibition catalogue): ed. Jo Anna Isaak, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Press, Geneva, New York, 1999.

Slesin, Suzanne. “High and Mighty-The Provocative art of Peter and Eileen Norton,” House and
Garden
, March 1999.

Tate, Greg. “In Praise of Shadow Boxers: The Crisis of Originality and Authority in African-
American Visual Art vs. The Wu-Tang Clan,” Other Narratives, Contemporary Arts Museum:
Houston, Texas, p.39-44.

“30

th Anniversary: Art Crystal Ball, Life in 2029,” Interview (artist’s page), October 1999, p.225.

“Walker Skirmish,” Art on Paper, vol. 4, no. 2, November-December 1999, p.22-23.

1998

Alvarez, Adriana. “Most Peculiar, Mama,” Revolver, June 22.

Cotter, Holland. “Kara Walker,” The New York Times, November 20, 1998.

Cullum, Jerry. “Stereotype This!Art Papers, November/December.

Daniel, Jeff. “Black-and-White are Tinted with Gray,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 26.

Feldman, Melissa E. and Ingrid Schaffner. Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a
19

th-Century Vision, Exhibition catalogue. Traveling exhibition organized by the Hayward

Gallery, London, UK.

Hannaham, James. “Pea, Ball, Bounce: Interview with Kara Walker,” Interview, November
1998.

Jones, Ronald. “Crimson Herring,” Artforum, Summer.

Kino, Carol. “Kara Walker,” Time Out New York, November 19-26, 1998.

McEwen, Velma M. “Collective Unconscious ‘Reconfigured’ in Black and White: Kara
Walker
,” The Harvard Crimson, March 20.

Perree, Rob. Postcards from Black America. Con Rumore, Amsterdam (Dutch text)

Parr, Debra Riley. “Stepping Out, Forum for Contemporary Art,” The Riverfront Times,
April 29-May 5.

Rothkopf, Scott. “Walker Show Subverts Racial Stereotypes,” The Harvard Crimson,
March 19.

Saltz, Jerry. “Making the Cut: Kara Walker, Wooster Gardens,” Village Voice, November
24, 1998.

Smee, Sebastian. “The Whole World is Wild Heart and Weird on Top,” The Sydney
Morning Herald
, May 22-28.

Tunnicliffe, Wayne. Strange Days, Exhibition catalogue, The Art Gallery of New South
Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Tunnicliffe, Wayne. “Strange Days, Exhibition Preview,” Look, The Art Gallery of New
South Wales
, May.

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1997

Alberro, Alexander and Gary Garrels. Kara Walker, Upon My Many Masters - An Outline.
Exhibition catalog. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Armstrong, Elizabeth, Deepali Dewan, Richard Flood, Douglas Fogle and others. No Place
(Like Home),
Exhibition catalog, Walker Art Center.

Artner, Alan G. “Reaching Back, Kara Walker’s Vision Is Rooted In The Past,” The Chicago
Tribune
, January 19.

Avgikos, Jan. “When Is A Gaze Not A Gaze And What Difference Does It Make?” The Gaze,
Exhibition catalog, Momenta Art.

Bloodstone, Maggie. “Kara Walker Cast Disturbing Shadows at the Henry,” Seattle Gay
News
, October 31.

Bonetti, David. “Strong Work From an African American, and an African,” San Francisco
Examiner
, February 19.

Brown, Lesley-Ann. “Painting The Dirty South, Kara Walker,” The Source. January.

Chalam, Anitha. “Messages Pervade Art Exhibit,” The Michigan Daily, January 28.

Dalton, Karen C.C., Michael D. Harris, Lowery Sims. “The Past Is Prologue But Is Parody
And Pastiche Progress?”
The International Review of African American Art. Volume 14,
Number 3.

“Extreme Times Call For Extreme Heroes,” The International Review Of African
American Art,
Volume 14, Number 3.

Fox, Catherine. “Genius At Work,” The Atlanta Journal -Constitution, July 6.

Glueck, Grace. “An Unconventional Publisher With An Appetite For The Comic And Quirky,”
New York Times, March 28.

Gumpert, Lynn. “On The Edge; Kara Walker, Anything But Black And White,” Artnews,
January.

Greenberg, Kevin. “Walker Distills Southern Discomfort,” The Chicago Maroon, January
21.

Josslin, Victoria. “Cutting Through Stereotypes,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 15.

Kucera, Greg and Halima Taha. Civil Progress: Life In Black America, Exhibition catalog,
Greg Kucera Gallery.

Neri, Louise and Lisa Phillips. 1997 Biennial, Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of
American Art.

Rich, B. Ruby. “Return Of The Repressed”, San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 26.

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Museumification 1997, The Whitney Biennial As Pleasure Machine”, The
Village Voice
. April 1.

Sendler, Emily. “Three Artists, Countless Ideas In ‘Handmade Tale’ ,” The Ann Arbor
News
. January 18.

Szabo, Julia. “Kara Walker’s Shock Art”, The New York Times Magazine. March 23.

“21 For The 21

st,” Ms., September-October.

Unger, Miles. “New Histories, The Institute Of Contemporary Art, Boston,” Flash Art,
January - February.

Updike, Robin. “Shades of Meaning,” Seattle Times, September 12.

Updike, Robin. “Visual Arts,” Seattle Times Guide to Fall Arts, September 9.

18

Wagner, Venise. “For This Artist, the Joke’s on All of Us,” San Francisco Examiner,
February 16.

Walker, Kara. Freedom, A Fable, A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in
Troubled Times.
Text and illustration by the artist. The Norton Family.

Walker, Kara. Kara Walker, Exhibition catalogue. Design and text by the artist. The
Renaissance Society

Wasserman, Tina. “Kara Walker, Renaissance Society, Chicago,” C, May - August.

1996

Alberro, Alexander. “Kara Walker," Index, January.

Camhi, Leslie. "Cutting Up," Village Voice, April 9.

Doran, Anne. "Kara Walker: A Dissection From The Bowels To The Bosom ," Grand Street,
Issue 58.

Doran, Anne. "Kara Walker, "From The Bowel To The Bosom," Time Out, March 13.

Forman, Debbie. “New Histories At ICA, A Novel Approach,” Cape Cod Times, November
23.

Golden, Thelma. "Oral Mores: A Postbellum Shadow Play," Art Forum, September.

Gumpert, Lynne Beatrice Parent. La Belle et la Bete: Un Choix de Juenes Artists
Americains
m, exhibition catalog.

Hannaham, James. "The Shadow Knows: A Hysterical Tragedy Of One Young Negress
And Her Art,"
New Histories, Exhibition catalog, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Haye, Christian. "Strange Fruit," Frieze, September/October, Issue 30.

Hill, Shawn. “ICA Exhibit Makes Controversial ‘Histories’,” The Weekly Tab, November 5-
11.

Hill, Shawn. “Messages From The Margins, New Histories At The ICA,” Bay Windows,
December 19.

Levin, Kim. "Art Short List - Kara Walker," Voice Choices - The Village Voice, March 13 -19.

Pedersen, Victoria. "Gallery Go 'Round," Paper Guide. April 4.

"Seven Up, Critical Edge", Art & Auction.

Sherman, Mary. “New Histories, Lets Viewers Stand In Another’s Shoes,” Boston Sunday
Herald,
October 27.

Temin, Christine. “ICA Creates ‘New Histories’ With Global Perspective,” The Boston
Globe
, November.

Turner, Elisa. “Double-Bill At The Bass Bites With Wit, Insight,” The Miami Herald.
Saturday, December 21.

Vincent, Stephen. "Portrait Of The Artist: Kara Walker," Art & Auction, December.

Byrd, Cathy. “Taboo,” Art Papers, November/December 1996, p. 36.

1995

"Wooster Garden," New York Daily News, April 28, 1995.

Cotter, Holland. Group Show," [Art In Review] The New York Times, March 3.

"Voice Choices," The Village Voice, May 2.

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Cullum, Jerry. "'Landscape' Exhibit Alters The Boundaries," Atlanta Journal Constitution,
June.

Freyberger, H.C."The Drawing Center," [In Japanese] Rokugatsu No Kaze 128, January,
1995.

Locke, Donald. "A Room With A View, A Through Nexus' Art Garden," Creative Loafing,
June 3. Volume 24, Number 2. Atlanta’s Free Weekly

PCN, July - August.

Smith, Roberta. "Kara Walker," Art In Review, The New York Times, Friday, May 5.

Worth, Alexi. "Black And White And Kara Walker," Art New England, December
‘95/January ’96.

1994

Cotter, Holland. "Selections Fall 94," [Art In Review] The New York Times, September 23.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee, Rome, Italy
The Contemporary Museum, Honalulu, Hawaii
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Foundation Museé d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Guggenheim Museum, NY
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Musee d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum voor Modern Kunst, The Netherlands
Princeton University Art Museum
The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
The Judith Rothschild Foundation
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
The Tate Gallery, London, U.K.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Williams College Museum of Art, MA


 
 
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