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Chakaia Booker’s printmaking works often incorporate similar themes to her sculptures, such as exploring the relationship between nature and technology, as well as issues of identity and social justice. Her prints are characterised by bold, abstract designs that often incorporate organic shapes and patterns.

Booker has worked with a variety of printmaking techniques, including etching, lithography, and monoprinting. She has also collaborated with printmaking studios and publishers, such as Tandem Press and Flying Horse Editions to produce limited edition prints.

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is represented by Marlborough Gallery in New York.

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