Work               Information

Kitty Wales received a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Arizona, and a BFA from Boston University. 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 first place 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. She has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US, as well as in Paris, Berlin, Kleinsassen, Germany, and Baku, Azerbaijan.

She has taught sculpture and drawing in Colleges and Universities in and around New England and the Southwest, including as Senior Lecturer in Sculpture at Boston University for over 25 years.

She lives and works in Wrentham, Massachusetts and Vinalhaven, Maine and is represented by The New Era Gallery in Vinalhaven, Maine.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Tracing Tracks, Nesto Gallery, Milton, MA

Transfer Station, New Era Gallery Barn, Vinalhaven, ME

Gogel Stories, Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany

Migration, New Era Gallery Barn, Vinalhaven, ME

Lionfish, Lyman Allen Art Museum, New London, CT

Barn Sharks, New Era Gallery Barn, Vinalhaven, ME

Dog Machine, 57 Main Street, Vinalhaven, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

A Few Conversations Between Women, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

Myths Upcycled, Kunststation Kleinsassen, Kleinsassen, Germany

Taking Notice: Sculptors Examine Nature, South Shore Art Center, Cohassett, MA
Co-curated show and catalog with Sachiko Akiyama 

Anatomy of Fairy Tales, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

Float, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Bicknell Building, Rockland, ME

The University of New England’s Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, UNE Gallery, Portland, ME

From Waste to Art III, International Pavilion, Baku, Azerbaijan

Biennial (Invited Artist), Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

On the Wing, Boothbay Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME

On the Wing, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME

Shark, Fort Lauderdale Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Awards & Grants

Faculty Development Grant, Boston University, Boston, MA

First Place Award Recipient, Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Chicago, IL

Recognition Grant, The Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Chicago, IL

Artist Resource Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Great Barrington, MA

Research Travel Grant (for Caribbean Reef Shark underwater study in Long Island Bahamas), Worcester Art Museum Patron, Worcester, MA

Project and Field Research Grant (Lammergeier Study, Spanish Pyrenees), The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York

Indiviual Artist Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA

Blanche E. Colman Foundation Grant, Boston, MA

Recogniton Grant (for wild goat study, Isle of Rhum, Scotland), Virginia Groot Foundation, Evanston, IL

Press & Interviews

WCVB-TV Chronicle, Sangita L. Chandra, Artists Using Recycled Materials

Down East Magazine, Ed Beam, 4 Women Artists of Vinalhaven

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish

New England Today, Ed Beam, Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial

2009, Cate McQuaid, Exhibit is a fun way to take in the trash

Art in America, Virginia A. Groot Award
Sculpture Magazine, Virginia A. Groot Award
American Craft, Virginia A. Groot Award

WICN FM Worcester Public Radio, Inquiry with Mark Lynch

The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, Sculptors Open with Surreal Angles

South End News, T. Garvey, Boston Sculptors Arrive with a Startling Show

The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, Illuminating Shadows of Quarry

The Rockland Currier Gazette, Artist profile

Wale AM Radio, Kathleen Sidwell, The Creative Life


2015 – 2020
Senior Lecturer, Boston University, Sculpture Department, Boston, MA

2017 – 2020
Co-chair Undergraduate Sculpture Department, Boston University, Boston, MA

2012 – 2015
Lecturer, Boston University, Sculpture Department, Boston, MA

2010 – 2020
Arist Advisor, Peobody Essex Museum, Art and Nature Center, Salem, MA

2010 – 2012
Adjunct Faculty, Boston University, Boston, MA


MFA in Sculpture
University in Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BFA in Sculpture & BFA in Art Education
Boston University, Boston, MA

© 2020 Kitty Wales