Hi- Iโ€™m kim

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Kim Charles Kay is an ancestral healing practitioner, artist and ritualist. With an multispatial and interdisciplinary practice Kay moves between unseen and the material realms of painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. Much of work emphasizes wonder, language, mark-making and history.

Born and raised in tiny timber towns in the Pacific Northwest, Kay attended Washington State University and The Evergreen State College before graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting. Kay has created and led arts educational projects and programs across the United States and was the lead teacher artist at Socrates Sculpture Park and The Drawing Center in New York City. Her projects and programs have been shown in museums, residencies and fellowships, The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, The Bubbler at Madison Public Library, The New Museum, and The Vermont Studio Center to name a few. 


Kays commitment to personal and cultural healing is informed from years of social justice work as well as the ancestral realms.