A graduate from Boston University in Sculpture and Art Education, Kitty Wales also received a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Arizona  She has work in the permanent collections of the Gala Museum in Azerbaijan, the DeCordova Museum + Sculpture Park, the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, the New England Bio Lab in Beverly, Auburn Park in Cambridge, the Meditech Corporation Headquarters in Canton, MA and Providence RI, the Fuller Craft Museum, the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Fidelity Corporation in Boston. She was the 2007 recipient of the Virginia A. Groot award for Sculpture and has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Coleman Foundation, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Wales travels the world to observe animals in their natural habitats and then returns to her studio to interpret her experiences with narrative sculpture installation, drawing and prints. A member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery from 1995- 2007, her work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US, as well as in Paris, and Azerbaijan. She often collaborates on large installations with her husband, Matthew Miner.  She has taught as a Professor of sculpture and drawing in Colleges and Universities throughout New England. She currently teaches sculpture at Boston University.She lives and has studios in Wrentham, Massachusetts and Vinalhaven, Maine. She is represented by The New Era Gallery in Vinalhaven, Maine. StatementFor an extended period of time I have been working in and around the animal world exploring narrative installations, drawings and prints.   My interest is in weaving a multi-layered context into a specific setting.   The material I use to fabricate sculpture for these narratives is often salvaged from domestic life and has a recognizable history, recycled to provide us with unexpected connections to the animal world.“Using detritus of everyday life as material for her installations- such as old sweaters, discarded tires, or mismatched silverware- Wales alters the gallery setting in surprising ways to create a psychological context for her immersive animal landscapes.”   		-Abigail Satinsky, Curator DeCordova Museum.