Artist Talk: Chakaia Booker

January 19, 2023
5:30 pm
Steinberg Auditorium

Chakaia Booker discusses her installation Shaved Portions, on view outside the Museum at the intersection of Skinker Blvd. and Brookings Drive, contextualizing it within her recent body of work. 

Free and open to the public. A reception will follow at the Kemper Art Museum.

About the artist

Chakaia Booker (American, b. 1953) earned a BA in sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and an MFA from the City College of New York (1993). Her public art commissions include Millennium Park, Chicago; Garment District Alliance, New York; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC; and Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Her work is in more than forty public collections, and she has exhibited across the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia. She is the recipient of grants, fellowships, and awards from numerous organizations, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Pollock-Krasner Foundation; American Academy of Arts and Letters; and Joan Mitchell Foundation; among many others. She lives in New York City and works in New York and Allentown, PA.

Image credit

Chakaia Booker (American, b. 1953), Shaved Portions, 2021. Rubber tires, stainless steel, and steel. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sid Hastings / Washington University.