Caroline Walker’s lustrous oil paintings depict women at work. The artist captures her subjects in quiet, typically invisible moments of labor: They vacuum, hang laundry, wash dishes, water plants, cook meals, and peer through microscopes. The viewer becomes a sort of voyeur, spying on figures who complete mundane chores inside and outside the home. Walker paints from photographs she takes herself—often covertly—as she documents the cultural, economic, and racial realities that face a diverse group of contemporary women. She obtained her BA in painting from the Glasgow School of Art before enrolling at the Royal College of Art, where she graduated with an MA in painting in 2009. Since then, Walker has exhibited in London, Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Seoul, among other cities, and her work has been acquired by collections worldwide.
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