Through her drawn, screen printed, and stuffed fabric installations, Kay Healy investigates themes of home, displacement, and the search for stability in an ever-changing world. 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. She recently completed a 1,000 square foot printed fiber installation for the Central Library of Philadelphia supported by the Independence Foundation’s Fellowship in the Arts, based on stories of lost objects from interviews of over forty people from Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
In 2012 she created a forty-foot installation for the Philadelphia International Airport, was named as a West Collects winner, and a Fellow in the Center for Emerging Visual Artist 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 the NewCourtland Fellowship, which supported a teaching-artist project with senior citizens in Germantown. She lives and works in Philadelphia at her studio at 13th and Carpenter Street.
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