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.