the artist

Kay Healy

Photo Credit: Bernadette Dye

Kay Healy

Philadelphia, PA

Kay Healy

Through her drawn, screen printed, 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 screen printed installation Coming Home, was purchased by the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2016.

Gallery Photo Credit: Bernadette Dye

Fast Facts

Name: Kay Healy


Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York

University of the Arts, 2008, MFA
Oberlin College, 2005, BA

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Julia Healy, Susan Umbenhour, Sana Musasama, Astrid Bowlby, Susan Viguers, Isaiah Zagar, Amze Emmons, Hedi Kyle

Particular field of study or class work:
MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking, BA in Art History

Major influences/admired artists:
Julia Healy, Pepon Osorio, Robert Gober, Daniel Heyman, Isaiah Zagar

Favorite materials or media:
Installation, printmaking, fibers, ceramics, painting

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Currently teaching at Cedar Crest College, previously taught at Ursinus College, and the University of the Arts

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