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Chakaia Booker
Date: American artist, born 1953
Biography: Chakaia Booker is best known for her sculptures made of discarded materials—recycled tires most often—that explore race, globalization, feminism, and ecology. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Rutgers University, her master of fine arts degree from City College of New York, and has been included in countless group exhibitions beginning with the Whitney Biennial in 2000. Booker's work is in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts installed four of her large-scale sculptures along New York Avenue adjacent to the museum in 2012. In 2014, Towson University presented a survey of recent sculpture and that solo exhibition travelled to the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University in 2015.