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Solo Museum Exhibits
2024 New-York Historical Society, "Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School," a retrospective selection of paintingss by Kay WalkingStick, in conversation with highlights from New-York Historical’s collection of 19th-century Hudson River School paintings. On view October 20th, 2023 -April 14th, 202, New York, NY.
2018 Montclair Art Museum, "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist," an extensive retrospective on view February 3rd, 2018 - June 17th, 2018, Montclair, NJ.
2017 Gilcrease Art Museum, "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist," an extensive retrospective on view October 5th, 2017 - January 7th, 2018, Tulsa, OK.
  Kalamazoo Institute of Art, "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist," an extensive retrospective on view June 17th - September 10th, 2017, Kalamazoo, MI.
  Dayton Art Institute, "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist," an extensive retrospective on view February 9th - May 7th, 2017, Dayton, OH.
2016 Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ, "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist," an extensive retrospective on view October 13th, 2016 - January 8th, 2017, Phoenix, AZ.
2015 The National Museum of the American Indian, "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist," an extensive retrospective on view Nov. 7th, 2015 - September 18, 2016, Washington, DC.
2010 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, “Kay WalkingStick: Prints,” Indianapolis, IN, opened October 9
2008 Montclair Museum of Art, “American Abstraction: Dialogue with the Cosmos,” installation on view through the summer of 2009, Montclair, NJ
2004 Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, "Kay WalkingStick: Mythic Dances. Paintings from Four Decades," Cape Girardeau, MO

Eiteljorg Mus. of Amer. Indians & Western Art, “Sensual Texture: The Art of Kay WalkingStick,” Indianapolis, IN

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, Bowling Green, “Continuum 12 Artists,” New York, NY, a two-person exhibition with Rick Bartow.


Bayly Art Museum, “The Heritage of our Ancestor,” Univ. of VA, Charlottesville, VA, 2 person show with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith


Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; Jersey City Museum, “Works on Paper,” Jersey City, NJ


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


Carl N. Gorman Museum, Univ. of CA, Davis, CA, 2 person show


New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 2 person show with Peter Tilgner

Solo Exhibits

2024 Hales Gallery, "Deconstructing the Tipi," March 16 - April 27, 2024. New York, NY.
2022 Hales Gallery, "Mountains/Canyons/Clouds," March 4 - April 16, 2022. New York, NY.
2021 Froelick Gallery, "Painting as Memory," September 1 - October 9, 2021. Portland, OR.
2020 Froelick Gallery, "In the Rockies," April 15 - June 27, 2020. Portland, OR.
2018 June Kelly Gallery, "Works from the 1970s–1980s," paintings, Nov. 29, 2018 - Jan. 15, 2019, New York, NY.
2015 June Kelly Gallery, "New Paintings," Nov. 19, 2015 - Jan. 5, 2016, New York, NY.
2013 June Kelly Gallery, “American Landscape”Apr. 12-May 14, New York, NY
2011 June Kelly Gallery, “Living in the City, Painting in the Wild,”Apr. 1-May 7, New York, NY
2009 Lafayette College Grossman Gallery, "Kay WalkingStick: Works on Paper 1979-2009," March 9-April 18, Easton, PA
2007 June Kelly Gallery, “Kay WalkingStick, Paintings” Nov. 8-Dec. 8, New York, NY


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


Atlantic Center for the Arts, “Works on Paper,” New Smyrna Beach, FL


June Kelly Gallery, “Recent Paintings,” New York, NY


Galerie Calumet, Heidelberg, Germany
  Flushing Council on the Arts, Flushing, NY
  Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


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
2023 The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. "The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans," curated by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. September 22, 2023 to January 15, 2024.
2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Work on view in Gallery 915.
2023 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Collection: 1970s—Present," on view in the museum's 2nd floor galleries, David Geffen Wing, ongoing as of January 2023.
2022-2024 Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH. August 2022 to August 2024.
2022-2023 The David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico Center, 200 Lake Road, Tarrytown, NY, "Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art." October 1, 2022 to March 19, 2023.
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, "In the Balance: Between Painting and Sculpture 1965-1985." October 19, 2022 through March 5, 2023.
2022- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, "Experience America." Ongoing.
2022 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, "Epoch of Abstraction," on view until late 2022.
2021-2023 The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, "How Do We Know the World." November 14, 2021 until September, 2023.
2021-2023 The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, "Remembering the Future." October 24, 2021 until January 2, 2023.
2021-2022 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, "Voices So True." October 9, 2021 until January 30, 2022.
  Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA, "Shared Ideologies." September 1, 2021 until February 13, 2022.
  Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, "For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design." November 6, 2021 until January 30, 2022.
  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, "In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting." November 6, 2021 until January 31, 2022. (Originated at the Peabody Essex Museum)
2021 David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, "American Landscape," curated by Curlee Holton. September 9 until November 19, 2021.
2020-2021 Hales Gallery, 547 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011, “Site: Virginia Jaramillo, Kay WalkingStick, Mary Webb,” December 1, 2020 - Feb 6, 2021.
  Eiteljorg Museum, “Powerful Women,” May 2, 2020 - April 4, 2021. Indianapolis, IN.
2019-2022 National Museum of the American Indian, “Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting,” November 16 2019 - January 2, 2022. New York, NY.
2019 Phillips Auction House, "NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today"
June 19- August 3, 2019 450 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
  Minneapolis Institute of Art, "Hearts of our People: Native Women Artists"
June 2- August 18, 2019
  Whitney Museum of American Art, “Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s,” March 29th - Summer 2019. New York, NY
2018-2019 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, “Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices 195os to Now,” October 6th, 2018 - January 7th, 2019. Bentonville, AR.
To travel to: Institute of American Indian Arts, Santafe, NM
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC
Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
2017 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, “Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present,” August 19th - November 26th, 2017. Richmond, VA
2016 Heard Museum, “Personal Journies: American Indian Landscapes,” February 27th - September 28th. Phoenix, AZ
2011 Peabody Essex Museum, “Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art” January 14th - April 29th. Salem, MA
  Booth Western Art Museum, "Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line III" September 24th - February 12th. Cartersville, GA
  America: Now + Here an exhibition of visual and verbal artists curated by Eric Fischl. To travel for 2 years opening in Kansas City, May 5th
2010 Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, "The Third Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial," October 2-November 28, Salem, OR.
  National Museum of the American Indian, "Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection," September 25, 2010-August 2011, Washington D.C. 25 artists.
  Chiaroscuro Gallery, "Collected Voices: Contemporary Native Art," Santa Fe, NM August 20-September 10th.
2009 Gallery Ami&Kanono, “The Figure and Space, An Intimate Relationship,” curated by Curlee Raven Holton, June 8-20, Osaka, JAPAN, five person show.
  Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, El Pomar Galleries, "Personal Paradise: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape Painting," curated by Tariana Navas-Nieves, Colorado Springs, CO


Heard Museum Shop, Berlin Gallery, "New Directions: Nathan Hart + Sarah Sense + Kay WalkingStick," Phoenix, AZ


Landfall Press, "Facing West," curated by Jack Lemon, Santa Fe, NM


Morris Museum, "Timeless: The Art of Drawing," curated by Ann Aptaker, Morristown, NJ


Kentler International Drawing Space, “Native Voices: Contemporary Indigenous Art,” co-curated by Deborah Everett and Raquel Chapa, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Nicole Fiacco Gallery, “Post Identity,” Hudson, NY
  St. John’s University, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, “From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then & Now,” curated by Claudia Sbrissa, Queens, NY
  Ceres Gallery, “AGENTS of Change: Women, Art & Intellect,” curated by Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, New York, NY
2005 Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, "About Face: Self Portraits By Native American and First Nations Artists," Santa Fe, NM
2004 Artrain, "Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture" opened in Tempe, AZ, traveling throughout the United States through 2007
  Heights Arts Contemporary Community Gallery, "Master Artist, Master Printmaker Portfolio," traveling exhibit, Cleveland, OH
  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 Museum of American Indians & Western Art, “Pathbreakers,” Indianapolis, IN
  Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, “Skowhegan 2002-2003 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
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Cairo Biennial, USIA Exhibit, “Strategies of Narration,” curated by Deborah Cullen, Cairo, Egypt, two years of travel in Africa.
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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, Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s,” Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), The New Museum, 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 of the Arts, “Marking Black,” Bronx, NY
1975 Aldrich Museum, “Contemporary Reflections 1974-75,” Ridgefield, CT
Publications–Selected Reviews and Articles
2024 Art in America, "Kay WalkingStick's Layered Landscapes Get Under the Genre's Surfaces," byAlex Greenberger, April 9, 2024.
2024 The Brooklyn Rail, "Art|In Conversation: Kay WalkingStick with Patricia Marroquin Norby," April 2024.
2024 The New York Times, "A Curator Happy to Shift the Museum Landscape," by Ellen Rosen. March , 2024. A version of this article appears in print on March 8, 2024, Section S, Page 2 in The New York Times International Edition.
2024 ARTnews, "Venice Biennale Names 331 Artists for 2024 Edition, Titled 'Foreigners Everywhere'," byMaximilíano Durón, January 31, 2024.
2024 Highbrow Magazine, "Kay WalkingStick: A Native-American Artist for the Ages," by Sandra Bertrand, January 31, 2024.
2023, "Kay WalkingStick's Landscape Paintings Highlight the Absence of Indigenous Groups," by Jessica Allen, November 10, 2023.
2023 Arts Summary, "Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School at New-York Historical Society, October 20, 2023 April 14, 2024," November 6, 2023.
2023 Art in America, Reframed: The Week in Culture, "Kay WalkingStick's Art Powerfully Asserts an Indigenous Presence in the American Landscape," October 2023.
2023 The Washington Post, "At the National Gallery, a belated corrective for Native American Art," review by Vanessa H. Larsen, October 26, 2023.
2023 The New York Times, "Reframing the American Landscape," by Hilarie M. Sheets. October 19, 2023. A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 21, 2023, page 34.
2023 MoMA Magazine, "From Tears to Laughter: The artist talks about being true to her Cherokee identity while navigating the art world, and expressing grief and joy through her work," by Kay WalkingStick, Esther Adler, and Paulina Pobocha. February 16, 2023.
2022 The New York Times, "The Rockefeller Family Estate Expands to Include New Artists and Audiences," by Hilarie M. Sheets. October 21, 2022. A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 23, 2022, Section F, Page 24 of the New York edition with the headline: "Accessing the Gilded Age."
2021 Smithsonian American Art Museum Blog, "Kay WalkingStick and the Indigenous Presence in American Landscape Painting," by Melissa Ho, Curator of 20th Century Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, November 10, 2021
2020 Joanne Mattera Art Blog, "Mothers of Invention: Kay WalkingStick," by Joanne Mattera, July 31, 2020
2020 The Boston Globe,"On New Castle Island, painting the 'Wabanaki Waters' with Kay WalkingStick," by Murray Whyte, June 4, 2020.
2019 The New Criterion, "Spilling Over at the Whitney,"on "Spilling Over: Painting in Color in the 1960s" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, by Karen Wilkin, June, 2019. This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 37 Number 10, p. 39.
2019 Widewalls, "10 Native Women Artists You Should Know: Top Lists, Exhibition Announcements,"on "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, by Elena Martinique, June 15, 2019.
2019 Hyperallergic, "The Colors of the Sixties Spilling Over: Painting in the 1960's," by Thomas Micchelli, April 6, 2019.
2019 Daily Beast, "The Hallucinatory Colors That Revolutionized the Art World," by Kelly Caminero, March 23, 2019
2018-2019 El Palacio Magazine, "The Center Will Not Hold - Ethnic mimicry in the arts: colonialism's final frontier," by Jacqueline Keeler, Winter 2018 edition.
2018-2019 Art and Antiques Magazine, December/January 2018/2019, "In Perspective: Grave and Gritty"
2018 The New York Times, "Growing, Faltering, Changing, Growing: Lessons from Kay WalkingStick," by Holland Cotter. June 7, 2018. A version of this article appeared in print on June 8, 2018, on Page C15 of the New York edition with the headline: "At an Artist’s Core, Native American Roots."
  The New York Times, "A Canadian Museum Promotes Indigenous Art. But Don't Call It 'Indian,'"by Ted Loos, July 13, 2018. A version of this article appeared in print on July 15, 2018, on Page AR1 of the New York edition with the headline: "Drawing a Line Over Native Art."
  Art and Antiques Magazine, February 2018 "On Native Ground" pages 58-61, review by John Dorfman Review of retrospective exhibit "Kay WalkingStick, An American Artist" Montclair Art Museum, Feb. 3rd through June 17, 2018.
  The New Yorker, January 22, 2018 ART "National Interest" page 8, by Andrea K. Scott Review of group exhibit, "Unholding" at Artist Space, Nov. 19th, 2017 through Jan 21, 2018.
2017 The New York Times, "A West Coast Spotlight on Latino Artists Leads the Fall Season," by Holland Cotter. Sunday, September 3, 2017.
  ÆQAI, "Kay WalkingStick at the Dayton Art Institute," by Cynthia Kukla, March 19, 2017.
  Joanne Mattera Art Blog, "Armory Week: Mothers of Invention," by Joanne Mattera, March 11, 2017., "Ladies First at the ADAA Art Show," by Benjamin Sutton, March 2, 2017.
2016, "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
  Cornell University AAP newsletter, "Emeritus Art Professor Featured in Exhibition at the Smithsonian," AAP News 19, April 8, 2016., "A Cherokee Artist Wrestling with Grief, Colonialism, and False Dichotomies," by Elena Goukassian, April 6, 2016.
  Cornell University AAP, "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist On View at the Smithsonian" by Dan Aloi. January 12, 2016
  Artnet News, "17 Tips for Aspiring Artists from the Year's Top Commencement Speeches," June 2, 2016.
  The New York Times, "Message to Graduates: Times Are Tough but You Can Make It," June 10, 2016
  Persimmon Tree Magazine, "This Is Our Beloved Land," Summer, 2016, "Wonderful Museum Honors People Who 'Never Gave Up'," by Joe Nathan, June 22, 2016.
2015, "A Long Overdue Retrospective for Kay WalkingStick Dispels Native Art Stereotypes," by Menachem Wecker, December 4, 2015
  Washington City Paper, "At Museum of the American Indian, an Exploration of KayWalkingStick's Art," by Kriston Capps, Arts Desk, November 15, 2015, "National Museum of the American Indian Presents 'Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist'," November 8, 2015
  The Washington Post, "Kay WalkingStick, Painting her Heritage" by Philip Kennicott, Art and Architecture Critic. Published November 6th, 2015.
  American Indian Magazine, "Kay WalkingStick: Passion and Place," by Kathleen Ash-Milby and Bradley Pecore, Volume 16, No. 3, Fall 2015.
2013 The New York Times, Holland Cotter, "Last Chance" May 10, 2013
  The Wall Street Journal, article by Peter Plagens, "Kay WalkingStick: "American Landscape," June Kelly, April 27th, 2013
2011 "Exhibition of New Paintings by Kay Walkingstick at June Kelly Gallery" April 24th, 2011
2010 The New York Times, article by Martha Schwendener, "A Harmonic View of Nature, in a Cultural Tangle," September 3, 2010
  Native Peoples, article by Julianna Thibodeaux, "Art Tribe: Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship Takes on Multiple Meanings," May/June 2010, p. 29-33
  Western Art Collector, article by Christy A. Vezolles, AM, "Personal Journeys: Kay WalkingStick's Paintings Reveal an Exploration of the Land, History, and Spirit," April 2010, p. 56-61
2008 Indian Country Today, review by Stephanie Woodard, "Exhibit of Native Art Debuts in Brooklyn," March 26, 2008,
  Joanne Mattera Art Blog, "On the Geometric Trail, Part Two: SoHo," January 13, 2008
2007 Artists Unite Issue, review by Sky Pape, "Review: Kay WalkingStick at June Kelly
2006 ARTNews, article by Alexandra Peers, “Canon Fodder,” February 2006, p. 124-127
2004 American Indian Art Magazine, Article by Jo Ortel, “Exhibition Review of Continuum: 12 Artists at the George Gustav Heye Center, Part 1,” Winter 2004, p. 68-71
  ARTNews, article by Meredith Mendelsohn, “Sense and Sensuality: Painter Kay WalkingStick Seeks Sensory Overload,” October 2004, p. 132-135
2003 Ithaca Times, article by Michelle Peterson, “Honoring Her Heritage,” July 16, 2003, p. 8 & 12, Ithaca, NY
  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
1969 ARTnews, review by Martin Last, NY, NY
Publications–Selected Books & Catalogues
2023 "Making Their Mark: Art By Women in the Shah Garg Collection.". Edited by Mark Godfrey and Katy Siegel. Published by Gregory R. Miller and Co. 2023.
2021 "How to Understand Art," Janetta Rebold Benton, published by Thames & Hudson, 2021.
2021 "In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting," Daniel Finamore and Austen Barron Bailly, editors, University of Arkansas Press.
2021 "American Landscapes," Curlee R. Holton. Exhibition catalogue accompanying the exhibition at David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland.
2019 "Shifting Grounds, Landscape in Contemporary Native American Art" By Kate Morris, University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
2019 "Spilling Over: Painting Colors in the 1960s, Postcard Book," published by the Whitney Museum of American Art for the exhibition of the same name.
2019 "Seeing America: The Arc of Abstraction," by Tricia Laughlin Bloom and Donald Kuspit, with essays by: William L. Coleman, Gabriel Dawe, Tarin Fuller, Jalena Jampolsky, Souleo, Kay WalkingStick (About Lifeless, Deathless, Endless, Ad Reinhard, and Marela Zacarias. Published by Rutgers University Press, NJ.
2019 "Landscape Painting Now from Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism," by Barry Schwabsky, edited by Todd Bradway, with contributors Robert Shane, Louise Sørensen, and Susan Van Scoy. Published by D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers), NY
2018 "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices 1950's to Now," by Mindy N. Besaw, Candice Hopkins, Manuela Well-Off-Man. Published by University of Arkansas Press, 2018.
2017 "Art for an Undivided Earth," by Jessica Horton. Published by Duke University Press.
2015 "Kay WalkingStick, An American Artist" catalogue of a retrospective at the NAMI, curated & edited by Kathleen Ash-Milby & David Penney. Essays by the curators, Lucy Lippard, Erica WalkingStick Lowry, Margaret Archuleta, Jessica Horton, Lisa Roberts Seppi, Judith Ostrowitz, Kate Morris, Kay WalkingStick & Robert Houle. Published by the NMAI, Washington, DC and Random House, New York, NY.
2015 "Who We Be, The Colorization of America" by Jeff Chang, published by St. Martins Press, New York, NY.
2011 "First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History Fourth Edition," by Colin G. Calloway, pub. By Bedford/ St. Martin's, Boston, NY, p.p. 608-609.
  "Making Art: Form and Meaning," by Terry Barrett, pub. by McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, p.p. 175-176.
2010 "Building One Fire: Art and World View in Cherokee Life," by Chadwick Corntassel Smith and Rennard Strickland with Benny Smith, pub. by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, p.p. 195, 199.
2009 "Personal Paradise: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape Painting," essay by Tariana Navas-Nieves, published by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
  "Interventions: Native American Art for Far-Flung Territories," by Judith Ostrowitz, published by University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
2008 "[Re]inventing the Wheel: Advancing the Dialogue on Contemporary American Indian Art," edited by Nancy J. Blomberg, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, pp. 17, 20-21
2007 “Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination,” edited by Kathleen Ash-Milby, forward by W. Richard West, Jr., introduction by John Hayworth, essays by Kathleen Ash-Milby, Kate Morris, Paul Chaat Smith, pub. by NMAI Editions
  "Art of the Cherokee: Prehistory to the Present," by Susan C. Power, pub. by The University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia
  "About Face: Self-Portraits by Native American, First Nations, and Inuit Artists,” Forward by Gerald R. McMaster, Essays by Joanna Woods-Marsden, Joanna Roche, Janet Catherine Berlo, Lucy R. Lippard, pub. by Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM
2004 "Kay WalkingStick: Mythic Dances," intro. by John Yau, essay by Stanley I. Grand, pub. by Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, Cape Girardeau, MO
  "Native Universe: Voices of Indian America," edited by Gerald McMaster and Clifford E. Trafzer, pub. by The National Geographic Society, Washington D.C., p. 234
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 2002-2003 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,
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
1990 "The Decade Show, Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s" catalogue of "The Decade Show" at The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), The New Museum, & The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC. Published 1990 by these same museums with essays by Nilda Perez, Marcia Tucker & Kinshasha Holman Conwill, museum directors & curators of the exhibit.
1989 Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women, by Dr. Judith VanWagner, Hudson Hills Press, Inc., NY, NY
Published Articles and Other Projects
2022 Keynote address for Symposium: "Remembering the Future," at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, October 7 & 8, 2022.
2021 "Robert Houle: Red Is Beautiful," Catalog essay by Kay WalkingStick: "Robert and Me." Edited by Wanda Nanibush. Art Gallery of Ontario, DelMonico Books D.A.P. New York. Published in 2021.
2021 "Jimmie Durham: Festschrift," Maria Thereza Alves, editor. Essay by Kay WalkingStick.
2021 "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey," Shawnya L. Harris, editor and exhibition curator, with essay by Kay WalkingStick. Published by Georgia Museum of Art.
2019 U.S. Art in Embassies Program, Ankara, Turkey, "Wapanoag Coast," 2015-2018.
2016 WETA Janis Goodman and Bill Dunlap join WETA Around Town host Robert Aubry Davis to discuss the exhibit "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist" at the National Museum of the American Indian. April 8, 2016.
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.
  "Paintings and Materials Always Led the Way: Materials and Process," by Kay WalkingStick, in "Kay WalkingStick, An American Artist" catalogue of a retrospective at the NAMI, curated & edited by Kathleen Ash-Milby & David Penney. Published by the NMAI, Washington, DC and Random House, New York, NY.
2013 "Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison," catalogue foreword, "The Visit," catalogue authors, W. Jackson Rushing & Kristin Makholm, published by Oklahoma University Press, exhibit opening in Plains Museum of Art, Fargo, ND. Winner of the 2014 Minnesota Book Award for books about Minnesota.
2012 "Changing Hands II/Without Reservation," curated by Ellen Taubman and David McFadden, "No Reservations, catalogue essay, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY.
2011 U.S. Art in Embassies Program, Namibia, Africa, "With Love to Marsden," 1995.
2004 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dialogue on WalkingStick’s art with Lowery Stokes Sims, New York, NY, September 13
2004 Guest artist at "Experimental Printmaking Institute," with printers Marisha Sions and Professor Curlee Holton, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. (July 2004)
2002 Skowhegan Lecture Archives - 2002 lecture available online to researchers. View "Skowhegan Lecture Archives" on the web.
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
Permanent Museum, College, Non-Profit Collections

Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Bailey-Howe Library of the University of Vermont, VT
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Cherokee Heritage Foundation, Tahlequah, OK
City University of New York, Shepard Hall, New York,NY
City University of New York, Steinman Hall, New York, NY
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN (seven works)
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ (four works)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (two works)
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Kresge Museum of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (two works)
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Montclair Art Musem, Montclair, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Muscarelle Museum of Art at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA
Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, Mougins, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (two works)
Museum of Modern Art, NY (seven works)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (print)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ (two paintings and two works on paper)
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (print)
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of VT, Burlington, VT
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY (four works)
Rollins Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
San Diego Museum of Fine Arts, San Diego, CA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, OK
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Wright Museum of Art - Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Permanent Corporate Collections
AT&T, Morristown, NJ
Best Products, Ashland, VA
Cherokee Nation Entertainment
Cumberland Family Care Center, Brooklyn, NY
Johnson & Johnson, Personal Product Division, New Brunswick, NJ
Lake Shore National Bank, Chicago, IL
Nabisco World Headquarters, East Hanover, NJ
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, and Co., Montvale, NJ
Pecker and Abramson, P.C., Hackensack, NJ
Pharmacia (formerly Searle), St. Louis, MO
Poskanzer and Tulp, Fort Lee, NJ
Prudential-Bache, New York, NY
Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Newark, NJ
Schering-Plough Corporation, Madison, NJ
Texwipe Corporation, Saddle River, NJ
College Board Print Collection, New York, NY
Lang Communications Print Collection, New York, NY
Honors and Awards
2024 Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal 2024, awarded by The Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
2023 Pratt Institute 2023 Legend Award
2023 Kay WalkingStick will be honored with the New-York Historical Society History Makers Award to recognize her lifetime achievement in the visual arts on October 19, 2023 at their annual History Makers Gala.
2022 Inducted to New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame
2020 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2020 New York State Council on the Arts Honoree, 2020. WalkingStick has been chosen as one of the Honorees of 2020 Gala but due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Gala and program has been delayed until April of 2021. An original print has been made for the celebration which will be available at the time of the Gala.
2019 Inducted as a full member in the National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2018 Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
2016 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Keynote speaker. Presented May 17, 2016.
Lee Krasner Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York, NY
2011 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (Presented May 20th, 2011)
2009 2008-09 Grossman Visiting Artist, artist's talk at Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2008 National Association of Women Artists, Honorary Vice President, New York, NY
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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
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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
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National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, Washington, DC
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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 (now Arcadia University), Glenside, PA
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Elected as a member of the National Academy of Design

Cornell University, Department of Fine Art, Professor of Art, Ithaca, NY, 1988-2005

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