Kay WalkingStick - Long Valley Caldera

Kay WalkingStick, the Cherokee painter, focuses on the American Landscape and it’s metaphorical significances not only to Native Americans but also to all of our citizenry.  The landscape sustains us physically and spiritually.  It is our beautiful corner of the cosmos.  The varied rendering of landscape in WalkingStick’s art is the thread that weaves together the many painterly directions her art has taken over the last 50 years.

UP NOW: "Collection: 1970s—Present," Kay WalkingStick's sculpture "Tears" is in a group exhibition in the 2nd floor galleries, David Geffen Wing, MoMA, New York, NY, currently on view in 2023.

UP NOW: "Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art," a group exhibition at The David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico Center, 200 Lake Road, Tarrytown, NY, October 1, 2022 to March 19, 2023.

UP NOW: "In the Balance: Between Painting and Sculpture 1965-1985," a group exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, on view October 19, 2022 through March 5, 2023. The goal of this show is to think about what painting and sculpture offer to each other during the time period of the title.

UP NOW: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH. August 2022 to August 2024. An exhibition exploring the topographic- the natural world & the corporeal and their interconnectedness, WalkingStick's "All Good Things I" is on loan from the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougin, France.

UP NOW: "How Do We Know the World," at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Balitmore, MD, an extended exhibition running from November 14, 2021 until September, 2023. Kay WalkingStick's painting from 1971, "Fantasy for A January Day" from the museum's collection will be on view.

UP NOW: "Experience America," at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, an ongoing exhibition. Kay WalkingStick's painting from 2012, "Orilla Verde at the Rio Grande" from the museum's collection is included.

RECENT: "Remembering the Future," at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, an extended exhibition running from October 24, 2021 until January 2, 2023. Kay WalkingStick's painting from 1984, "Cardinal Points" from the museum's collection will be on view.

RECENT: "Epoch of Abstraction," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. WalkingStick's painting, "Genesis/Violent Garden" is on view in a group exhibition in Gallery 924 of the museum until late 2022.

RECENT: "Mountains/Canyons/Clouds," solo exhibition at Hales Gallery, 547 W 20th St, New York, NY. A solo exhibition of Kay WalkingStick's recent landscapes is on view from March 3rd through April 16th, 2022.

RECENT: Hales Gallery will present Kay WalkingStick's work at Expo Chicago, April 7-10, 2022 at the Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, and also at the Dallas Art Fair, April 21-24, 2022, at 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX.

RECENT: "Voices So True," at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL. On view October 9, 2021 through January 30, 2022. Kay WalkingStick's work on paper, "Over Lolo Pass" from the museum's collection is included in this group exhibition.

RECENT: "Shared Ideologies," at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA. On view September 1, 2021 through February 13, 2022. Kay WalkingStick's 2017 painting, "Winter Sun," from the museum's collection is on display in this group exhibition.

RECENT: "For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design," at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, from November 6, 2021,until January 30, 2022. Kay WalkingStick's oil painting on panel from 2009, "Volute/Volupté" from the collection of the National Academy of Design Museum's collection will be on view.

RECENT: "In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting," at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR, from November 6, 2021 until January 31, 2022. Kay WalkingStick's large oil painting on panel from 2020, "New Hampshire Coast" will be on view. This exhibition originated at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, where it ran for several months in 2021.

RECENT: "Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting" at the National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, NYC, NY from November 16, 2019 until January 2, 2022. Two works by Kay WalkingStick are on view, "New Mexico Desert," 2011 and "Homage to Chief Joseph" 1975.


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