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(American contemporary painter, Filmmaker, Professor, Artist)

Kara Walker is a painter, silhouettist, artist, filmmaker, and professor.

Relationship Facts of Kara Walker

Kara Walker is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Kara Walker?

Kara Walker is presently in a relationship with photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos. The couple has been in a relationship since 2015.

Walker prefers to keeps a low profile so, her current further details information is unknown at the moment.

Previously, Walker married Klaus Burgel who is a jewelry professor by profession. They exchange their vows in 1996.

After one year of marriage, the pair is blessed with a daughter named Octavia Burgel. After sixteen years of marriage, the pair separated and gets divorced in 2010.

Who is Kara Walker?

Kara Walker is renowned as an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, artist, filmmaker, and professor.

She is best known for her work like Conceptual art, multimedia art, text art where she explores race, gender, sexuality, identity, and violence that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

How many siblings does Kara Walker have?

Kara was born to his father Larry Walker and her mother Gwendolyn Walker on November 26, 1969. The birthplace of Walker is in Stockton, California, United States.

Her full name is Kara Elizabeth Walker. She belongs to American nationality and is of African American descent. Her father is a painter and professor at the University of the Pacific in Stockton whereas her mother worked as an administrative assistant.

Later, her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she received her Bachelor’s degree from the Atlanta College of Arts in 1991. Then, she studied for her master’s in the Rhode Island School of Design and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting in 1994.

After graduation, she debuted a painting career at the Drawing Center in New York City, a cut-paper silhouette mural, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart.

Kara Walker: Professional Life, Career

  • Since her first debut, she started had solo exhibitions at a range of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Liverpool in Liverpool, Merseyside, England; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; and the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • She became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.
  • In 2015, Walker selected as director, set, and costume designer for the production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy.
  • Walker was a professor of visual arts in the MFA program at Columbia University.
  • Similarly, she named the Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2015.
  • Besides, she has also co-written a song named “Suicide Demo for Kara Walker” on the Destroyer album Kaputt. she has appeared on the cover of musician Arto Lindsay’s recording, Salt in 2004.

Awards & Nomination

  • In 1997, Walker received an award from the MacArthur Fellowship.
  • She listed among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2007.
  • Walker won a Glamour Award in the category of Women of the Year in 2008.
  • Similarly, she honors with Larry Aldrich Award and the Deutsche Bank Prize.

Rumors, Controversy

In 1997, An older African-American artist criticized Walker for using What they considered to be Black stereotypes in her art, and even tried to organize a boycott of her work.

What is Kara Walker’s net worth?

As per other online sources, Walker has an estimated net worth of $3 million throughout his successful career. But, she hasn’t yet revealed her salary, yearly income, and real estate to the public.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

The artist has black curly hair and black pair of eyes as well. However, her body measurement including height, weight, and other physics are still under the curtain at the moment.

Social Media

Kara is active on Instagram with over 158k followers. She has more than 2k followers on her Twitter account. Also, she has a Facebook page with more than 9.7k followers.


  • As of 2021, she is 51 years old. Currently, she resides in New York.
  • Walker influenced by the personalities like Adrian Piper, Andy Warhol, and Robert Colescott for raising a voice against racism.
  • She has a verified Instagram account.

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