Through her drawn, screenprinted, and stuffed fabric installations, Kay Healy investigates themes of home, displacement, and loss. Healy is an artist and educator originally from Staten Island, NY, and received a BA from Oberlin College and a MFA from the University of the Arts in book arts and printmaking. Her 350-square-foot screenprinted installation Coming Home was purchased by the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2016. She completed Lost and Found, a 1,000-square-foot digital and screenprinted fiber installation for the Central Library of Philadelphia. This project was supported by the Independence Foundation’s Fellowship in the Arts, and was based on stories of lost objects from interviews of over forty people from Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
Healy has had solo exhibitions at the Gallery Septima in Tokyo, the University of Alabama Huntsville, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, the Philadelphia International Airport, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and a number of other national galleries.
She was named as a West Collects winner, and a Fellow in the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ (CFEVA) Career Development Program. She was previously the recipient of the Leeway Art and Social Change grant, which funded a yearlong body of work based on interviews of refugees from Southeast Asia, and two NewCourtland Fellowships, which supported teaching-artist projects with senior citizens in Germantown.