November 29th, 2018 – January 15th, 2019
Works from the 1970s – 1980s, solo exhibition of paintings
June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012


Hyperallergic: Best of 2016 Our Top 15 Exhibitions across the United States, by Hrag Vartanian, December 29, 2016

The New York Times, The Week Ahead, A Survey of the Cultural Landscape: Art: "Kay WalkingStick's American History, Personal Journey," by Holland Cotter. Sunday, April 17, 2016, "A Cherokee Artist Wrestling with Grief, Colonialism, and False Dichotomies," by Elena Goukassian, April 6, 2016.

The Washington Post review of Kay WalkingStick's NMAI retrospective. "Kay WalkingStick, Painting her Heritage" by Philip Kennicott, Art and Architecture Critic. Published November 6th, 2015., "A Long Overdue Retrospective for Kay WalkingStick Dispels Native Art Stereotypes," by Menachem Wecker, December 4, 2015 (

Washington City Paper, Arts Desk, "At Museum of the American Indian, an Exploration of KayWalkingStick's Art," by Kriston Capps, November 15, 2015., "National Museum of the American Indian Presents 'Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist'," November 8, 2015

American Indian Magazine, "Kay WalkingStick: Passion and Place," by Kathleen Ash-Milby and Bradley Pecore, Volume 16, No. 3, Fall 2015.

A symposium "Seizing the Sky, Kay WalkingStick and the Redefinition of American Art," was presented on November 5th, 2015, in the NMAI on the Mall in Washington, DC.

This special symposium celebrates the opening of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, the National Museum of the American Indian’s major retrospective of acclaimed Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick, which is on view through September 18, 2016. Seizing the Sky: Redefining American Art honors Kay WalkingStick and considers her renowned work as a launching point for a fresh perspective and dialogue about contemporary American art with speakers from diverse viewpoints and backgrounds. The program features distinguished scholars, artists, and curators Janet Berlo, Jessica Horton, Robert Houle, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Angela Miller, Kate Morris, Jolene Rickard, Lisa Seppi, and Paul Chaat Smith. Kathleen Ash-Milby and David Penney moderate. View the symposium videos on YouTube.

Below, a film from the exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC until Sept. 16, 2016. Produced by the National Museum of the American Indian's Media Group.

A Solo exhibition, "New Paintings," by Kay WalkingStick is currently on view at June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St., New York, NY, November 19th, 2015 to January 5th, 2016, concurrent with the retrospective at NMAI.

EVENT: "Kay WalkingStick and Jeff Chang: A Conversation"

Jeff Chang author of "Who We Be: The Colorization of America" and executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and Kay WalkingStick will engage in a dialogue about contemporary American art and culture.

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave SW Washington, D.C. 20560
Saturday, February 6th, 2016.


Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Hunter Art Museum, Chattanooga, TN

The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012
Corinne Cain, ASA
326 West Harmont Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85021-5643
602.906.1633 / 877.906.1633

Artwork and text © Kay WalkingStick 2015
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