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.
UPCOMING: "Mountains/Canyons/Clouds," solo exhibition at Hales Gallery, 547 W 20th St, New York, NY. A solo exhibition of Kay WalkingStick's recent landscapes opens March 3rd, 2022.
UP NOW: "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.
UP NOW: "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.
UP NOW: "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.
UP NOW: "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.
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: "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.
UP NOW: "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.
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: "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.
RECENT: "American Landscape," at the University of Maryland's David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD. Group exhibition, curated by Curlee Holton, on view September 9 through November 19, 2021. Kay WalkingStick's painting "The Canyon" was on view. The Driskell Center hosted a symposium with The Phillips Collection in conjunction with the "American Landscape" exhibition on October 28th, 2021.
RECENT: "Painting as Memory," at Charles Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR. Solo exhibition of work from the 1970s and 80s as well as recent work, on view September 1 through October 9, 2021.
RECENT: Solo exhibition, "In the Rockies" at Charles Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR, from April 15th, to June 27th, 2020. You can now view on YouTube A Dialogue with Kathleen Ash-Milby and Kay WalkingStick that was livestreamed on May 9, 2020, 11 AM , PST. A solo exhibition of recent work by Dirk Bach was on view concurrently at Froelick Gallery. You can take in a discussion of Dirk Bach's work at the gallery via Froelick Gallery's livestream channel and via FaceBook.