Kasia Kay is a Polish American multi-media artist. She has BFA in Studio Art and Art Criticism from Columbia College Chicago. She has learned metal casting at Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center. The artist has exhibited in Belgium, Greece, Italy, and the United States. Her work is in several private collections. Kay has completed several international artist residencies including Greece, Spain, and USA, as well as international curatorial programs in Germany and Italy. She has curated several international group exhibitions in Athens (GR), Chicago (USA), Miami (USA), and New York (USA).
SOLO and GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Anima Mundi, Venice, Italy April – May 2022 Migration (2021) online group exhibition by Gallerium.art February–March 2022 Fleeting Memories, solo exhibition, SNEHTA, Athens, GR September 2021 Exquisite Corpse Now, group exhibition, SNEHTA, Athens, GR September 2021 Open Space, ECA group sculpture exhibition, Venice, Italy October 2020–February 2021 Art Beyond Borders, 50-city billboard project, Cube Art Fair, Brussels, BE October 2020 Members exhibition, CIADC Gallery, Chicago, IL July 2020 Art on Paper show, Oxbow (SAIC), Saugatuck, MI June 19 -22, 2019 On Guard, Storefront Gallery, New York, NY October 30 – December 5, 2019 On Guard, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago October 29 – November 1, 2018 Art on the Mart, collateral group exhibit, Kimball, Chicago, IL September 2-5, 2018 EDUCATION Metal Casting, Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center 2017 NODE CENTER for curatorial studies, Berlin, Germanany 2015, 2017, 2020 Studio Art, CES programs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2018, 2019, 2020 Metal casting art residency, Oxbow, Saugatuck, MI 2017, 2018 Paper Art Making Workshop, Oxbow, Saugatuck, MI 2019, 2020 Art Workshop, European Cultural Centre /ECA-Venice, Italy 2020 Curatorial Workshop, European Cultural Centre /ECA-Venice, Italy 2019 Columbia College, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL 2002-2004 Certified Lighting Designer, Electrical Engineering Society, Chicago, IL 1998 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE KASIA KAY, Artist, Chicago, IL 2004 – Present KASIA KAY ART PROJECTS, Curator, Chicago, IL 2017 – Present KASIA KAY ART GALLERY, Founder / Director. Chicago 2006- 2017 NEW CONTEXT GALLERY, Co-founder and co-director. Chicago, IL 2004-2006 Tech Lighting. Lighting Designer Chicago, IL 1997-2002
Kasia Kay’s stylistic and formal approach within each medium might vary, yet common themes prevail in her works. History, culture and travel may be sources of inspiration for her creative processes. She is often interested in transcendent and numinous content. It is for both personal and aesthetic reasons. Kay rejects limitations within creativity and is open to diving into the unknown.