Kay WalkingStick is a landscape artist born in Syracuse, New York. She is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She earned her BFA from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
She has exhibited her work at institutions including Kalamazoo Institute of Art in Michigan, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana; Galerie Calumet in Heidelberg, Germany; Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Gallery Ami & Kanoko in Osaka, Japan; Cherokee National Museum, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Cairo Biennial, USIA Exhibit, Cairo, Egypt; National Gallery of Canada,Ottawa; Sierra Nevada Museum in Reno, Nevada; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
WalkingStick’s work is in the collections of the American College of Greece in Agia Paraskevi, Cherokee Heritage Foundation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; Southern Plains Indian Museum in Anadarko, Oklahoma; Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; AT&T in Morristown, New Jersey; and Lang Communications Print Collection in New York City.