Painting and Drawing
MFA (Painting) Washington University, St. Louis
BS Art Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Sum Total Faculty Exhibition 2009
Kay Knight is an associate professor in painting and drawing, she has taught at UWM since 1992. She received her MFA from Washington University of St. Louis. Knight's current work consists of a series of drawings, paintings and mixed media using actual vintage 1940's and 50's wallpaper. The thematic content of her work has been referencing the idea of home. On one level the wallpaper reference and depicts the home as a retreat, a place of comfort and security. On another level using actual wallpaper helps set the stage for a series of symbolic psychological, domestic stories.
Knight's work has been exhibited in national and international venues including Platform Gallery, New York, NY, B. J. Spoke Gallery, Hunting, NY, Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL, James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, Walsh Library Gallery, Senton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI.