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NAME: Kay Walking Stick  
NATION: Cherokee  
DISCIPLINE: Painter/Printmaker  


Solo Museum Exhibits:

2003 Eiteljorg Mus. of Amer. Indians & Western Art, “Sensual Texture: The Art of Kay WalkingStick,” Indianapolis, IN Nat. Mus. Amer. Indian, Smithsonian Inst. “Continuum 12 Artists,” G. Gustav Heye Ctr., NY, NY, 2 person show
1999 Bayly Art Museum, “The Heritage of our Ancestor,” Univ. of VA, Charlottesville, VA, 2 person show
1992 Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; Jersey City Museum, “Works on Paper,” Jersey City, NJ
1991 Hillwood Art Museum, “Kay WalkingStick: 1974-1990,” Long Island Univ., C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY, also to Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, and to Hartwick College Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1985 Carl N. Gorman Museum, Univ. of CA, Davis, CA, 2 person show
1975 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 2 person show

Solo Exhibits:

2002 June Kelly Gallery, “Haptic Memory,” New York, NY
1999 June Kelly Gallery, “Recent Drawings / The Italian Suite,” New York, NY
Miami-Dade Community College Kendall Campus, “Kay WalkingStick,” Miami, FL
1995 Atlantic Center for the Arts, “Works on Paper,” New Smyrna Beach, FL
1994 June Kelly Gallery, “Recent Paintings,” New York, NY
1993 Galerie Calumet, Heidelberg, Germany
  Flushing Council on the Arts, Flushing, NY
  Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1991 Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scotsdale, AZ
1990 M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
Rathbone Gallery, Junior College of Albany, Albany, NY
1989 Union College, Cranford, NJ
1988 Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Galleria Maray, Englewood, NJ
1985 Beaver College, Spruance Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
  Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH, Visiting Artist Exhibit
1984 Fort Lewis College, Fine Arts Gallery, Durango, CO
  Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, NY
  Wenger Gallery at the Fine Arts Building, San Diego, CA
1981 Bertha Urdang Gallery, “Painting on Paper,” New York, NY
1979 Wenger Gallery, San Diego, CA
1978 Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Soho Center for the Visual Arts, New York, NY
1969 Cannabis Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibits:

2004 Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, “Cross Currents in the Mainstream,” New Brunswick, NJ
Bristol, Myers, Squibb, “Hearing Voices: Personal Narratives,” New York, NY
2003 Eiteljorg Mus. of Amer. Indians & Western Art, “Pathbreakers,” Indianapolis, IN
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, “Skowhegan 2002003 Faculty Exhibition,” Portland, ME
Library of Congress, “Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop,” Washington DC
2002 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, “In Search of the Dream: The American West,” Greenwich, CT
2001 Arts Center, Rockefeller Gallery, “National Drawing Invitational,” Little Rock, AR
2000 Neuberger Museum of Art, “End Papers, Drawings 1890-1900, 1990-2000,” Purchase, NY
1999 Scuola dei Tiraoro e dei Battioro, “Ceremonial,” Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Montclair Art Museum, “Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America,” Montclair, NJ
1997 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, “Native Abstraction: Modern Forms, Ancient Ideas,” Santa Fe, NM
1996 Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, “Honorees of W.C.A 1996,” Boston, MA
Currier Gallery of Art, “Retreat and Renewal: Painting and Sculpture by MacDowell Art Colonists,” Manchester, NH
1994-95 Cairo Biennial, USIA Exhibit, “Strategies of Narration,” Cairo, Egypt
1993-94 Museum of Anthropology, U. of British Columbia, “Multiplicity: A New Cultural Strategy,” Vancouver, BC, Canada
1992 National Gallery of Canada, “Land, Spirit, Power,” Ottawa, ON, Canada
1991 Heard Museum, “Shared Visions, Native American Painters and Sculptors of the 20th Century,” Phoenix, AZ
1990 The New Museum, “The Decade Show, Framework of Identity in the 1980’s,” Studio Mus., MOCHA, New Mus., NY, NY
1989 United States Information Agency, “100 Women Artists’ Drawings,” traveled in South America
1988 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 40th Annual Purchase Exhibition, NY, NY
1987 Artists Space, “We the People,” NY, NY
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 39th Annual Purchase Exhibition, NY, NY
1985 Heard Museum, “Second Biennial Invitational,” Phoenix, AZ
1983 Brooklyn Terminal, “Terminal Show,” Brooklyn, NY
1982 Israel Museum, “Tribute to Bertha Urdang,” Jerusalem, Israel
1981 Pratt Manhattan Center, “Dark Thoughts, Black Paintings,” NY, NY
1980 Bronx Museum, “Marking Black,” Bronx, NY
1975 Aldrich Museum, “Contemporary Reflections 1974-75,” Ridgefield, CT

Publications–Reviews and Articles:

2003 ARTNews, review by Hilary M. Sheets, “Continuum” NMAI, Summer 2003, p. 152
Art in America, review by David Ebony, “Kay WalkingStick at June Kelly,” April 2003, p. 143-144, NY, NY
2002 The NY Times, review by Holland Cotter, “Kay WalkingStick,” October 25, p. E35, NY, NY
2000 Southwest Mag., “Kay WalkingStick, a Contemp. Artist’s Journey,” Dottie Indyke, winter issue, Santa Fe, NM
1999 ARTNews, review by Gerrit Henry, Summer, NY, NY
1997 New Art Examiner, “Native Paper,” review by Debra Parr, May 1997, p. 58, NY, NY
Passatiempo, “Transcending the Moment,” article/review by Gussie Fauntleroy, March 7-13, 1997, Santa Fe, NM
1996 The NY Times, “Landscapes That Call for Saving Nature,” Vivien Raynor, August 25, NY, NY
1995 The NY Times, “Light & Heat from American Indian Women,” by William Zimmer, September 24, NY, NY
Art Papers, “Kay WalkingStick,” article by Anne Barclay Morgan, vol. 19, November-December 1995, Atlanta, GA
Art in America, review by Richard Vine, January 1995, p. 106, NY, NY
1994 Third Text, “Mistaken Identity: Between Death and Pleasure in the Art of Kay WalkingStick,” by Erin Valentino, Spring 1994, p. 61-73, Kala Press, London, England
NY Newsday, “American Indian Images of Nature’s Essences,” by Day Starr, January 11, NY, NY
1993 “Landschaften und deren Spiegelbilder,” Nicole Vogtlin, Rhein-Neckar-Main, Mittwoch, April 7, 1993
The NY Times, “Myths of the American Indian and Significant Photographs,” by Phyllis Braff, August 8, NY, NY
The NY Times, “Intense Observations from Several Schools,” by Helen Harrison, July 25, NY, NY
1992 The NY Times, “Charcoal on Paper,” by William Zimmer, June 21, NY, NY
1991 The Phoenix Gazette, “Artist Wants Her Work to Whisper,” by Lyn Dyne, September 23, Phoenix, AZ
1990 The NY Times, “A Special Regard for Nature’s Forces,” by Phyllis Braff, April 14, NY, NY
Long Island Newsday, “Applying Physical Artistry to Canvas,” by Margaret Moorman, April 19, NY, NY
1989 The Village Voice, “Kay WalkingStick,” by Kellie Jones, May 16, NY, NY
The NY Times, “The Male Figure, Dual Images, and Landscapes,” by Vivien Raynor, March, NY, NY
Los Angeles Times, review by Marlena Donohue, February 26, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Suddeutche Zeitung, “Somenstanz und Blutrausch,” Christoph Wiedmann, Jan. 16, Feuilleton Domerstag, W. Germany
1985 The NY Times, “The Meaning of ‘Duality’ in Art,” by Pat Malarcher, December 22, NY, NY
Artweek, “Beside and Beyond the Mainstream,” by Victoria Baldwin, November 2, Pacific Beach, CA
1984 Art in America, review by Ted Castle, February, NY, NY
1983 ARTnews, review by Meg Perlman, December
1981 The NY Times, review by Vivien Raynor, June 19, NY, NY
ARTNews, review by Deborah C. Phillips, June, NY, NY
Arts Magazine, review by Robert Yoskowitz, September, NY, NY
1980 Artweek, “Psychological Fields,” by Ida K. Rigby, Pacific Beach, CA
Christian Science Monitor, “12 Artists Go Back to Perceptual Basics,” by Theodore F. Wolff, Boston, MA
Arts Magazine, review by Robert Yoskowitz, June, NY, NY
1979 San Diego Magazine, review by Elise Miller, October, San Diego, CA
1978 ARTnews, review by Peter Frank, Summer, NY, NY
Arts Magazine, NY, NY, review by Laurel Bradley, Summer, NY, NY
Art in America, review by Marjorie Welish, September–October, NY, NY

Publications–Books & Catalogues:

2003 “Path Breakers,” pub. by the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
ART, pub. by Flame Tree Publishing, London, England, p. 485
“Skowhegan 2002003 Faculty Exhibition at Maine College of Art,”
2002 L’Art contemporain des Indiens: du Sud-Ouest des Etats-Unis, pub. by La Renaissance du Livre, Tournai, Belgique
“In Search of the Dream: The American West,” pub. by the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT
“So Fine!: Masterworks of Fine Art from the Heard Museum,” pub. by the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
“177th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition,” pub. by the National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2001 Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expressions in Pigmented Wax, by Joanne Mattera, pub. by Watson-Guptill
The American West: People, Places, and Ideas, by Suzan Campbell, essay by Kathleen E. Ash-Milby, pub. by Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY, pp. 123-124
Native America Collected, the Culture of an Art World, by Margaret Dubin, U of N M Press, Albequerque, NM
2000 Women Artists of Color, A Bio-Critical Sourcebook to 20th Century Artists in the Americas, edited by Phoebe Farris, pub. by Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, and London, England, pp. 108-116
Self-Portraits by Women Artists, by Cheney, Faxon, and Russo, pub. by Ashgate Press, Brookfield, MA
1999 Earth Songs, Moon Dreams, Paintings by Am. Indian Women, by Patricia Janis Broder, St. Martins Press, NY, NY
1998 Native North American Art, by Janet C. Berlo and Ruth B. Philips, pub. by Oxford University Press, NY, NY
Indian Art of North America, by David Penney, pub. by Editions Pierre Terrail, Paris, France, ed. in Eng., Fr., & Ger.
1997 Dictionary of Women Artists, vol. 2, ed. Delia Gaze, article by Lea Rossen De Long
St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, ed. Roger Matuz, art. by Lisa Roberts, St. James Press, Detroit, MI
Discovering Native American Art, by Abby Remer, pub. by Davis Publications, Inc., Worcester, MA
1996 Native American Art Masterpieces, by David W. Penney, pub. by Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., Southport, CT
Lives & Works, Vol. II, Sally Swenson, Beryl Smith, Joan Arbeiter, Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ, & London, England
1995 History of Art, by H. R. Janson, Prentice Hall & Abrams, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and NY, NY
North American Woman Artists of the Twentieth Century, ed. Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, article by Rhonda Cooper, pub. by Garland Publications, Inc., NY, NY, and London, England
1994 Native American Art, by David Penney, pub. by Hugh Lauter Levin Assoc., Southport, CT
I Stand in the Center of the Good: Interviews with Contemp. Native American Artists, Lawrence Abbott, U of NE Press
Native American Biographies, pub. by Globe Book Co., Paramus, NJ
1991 Mixed Blessings, by Lucy R. Lippard, Pantheon Books, NY, NY
1989 Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women, by Dr. Judith VanWagner, Hudson Hills Press, Inc., NY, NY

Published Articles and Other Projects:

2001 Guest Curator, Catalogue Essayist, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, exhibit “So Fine!: Masterworks of Fine Art”
“Primal Visions: Albert Bierstadt ‘Discovers’ America,” catalogue essay “A Cherokee Artist Looks at the Landing of Columbus by Albert Bierstadt,” show at Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
1993 Public Art Project, “The Post Colonial Landscape,” design for Billboard Project, Mendel Art Cntr., Saskatoon, SK, CA
1991 Artforum International, “Democracy Inc., Kay WalkingStick on Indian Law,” November, pp. 20-21, NY, NY

Honors and Awards:

2003-04 Distinguished Artist Award, Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Artists, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
1996 Honoree, Women’s Caucus for Art, 1996 National Honor Award for Achievement in the Arts, Boston, MA
1995-96 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting
1992 NY Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA grant in painting, NY, NY
Residency, Rockefeller Conference and Study Center, Bellagio, Italy
1991 Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund Award, Tampa, FL
1983-84 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, Washington, DC
1973-75 Danforth Foundation, Graduate Fellowship for Women to attend Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


M.F.A., 1975, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; B.F.A., 1959, Beaver College, Glenside, PA
Membership: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Teaching: Cornell University, Department of Fine Art, Professor of Art, Ithaca, NY, 1998-present