Mediums: Watercolor, Printmaking, Pencil and Graphite, Painting, Oil, Mixed Media/Collage, Mixed Media Paintings, Ink, Drawing, Charcoal
Education and Bio
While Kay Cassill received a B.A from the University of Iowa with Honors in English in the Writer’s Workshop, her focus quickly changed to the visual arts when she found herself in Greenwich Village among the avant-garde painters of the day. From that time forward she had dual careers in writing and painting. Her Post graduate work includes painting: Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris; painting: Art Students League and The New School, New York; Printmaking (Mauricio Lasansky) and Painting (James Lechay) , University of Iowa. (White there she became a member of the Iowa Printmakers Group.) Eventually she settled in Providence, RI and Cape Cod. She continues today creating paintings in oil and watercolor as well as drawings, mixed media, and the occasional 3-D assemblages She currently lives in Saline, MI but also has a home and studio in Truro, MA. where she continues to summer and paint.
Her works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Waterloo Municipal Art Museum, IA; Springfield Museum Art, MO; Mott Women and Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and other museums, corporate and private collections around the country. She has had numerous one woman exhibits in Iowa, Indiana, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California, Colorado, and Michigan and participated in numerous group shows.
A consistent prize winner, she is the Recipient of First Prize Award, Iowa State Fair, among many others: Top award in Mid-States Art Exhibit, Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, IN; First prize in 3-D art (Two Twelve Arts Center, Saline, MI, 2009); First prize in 2-D (2010); MWCS Prize (Michigan Watercolor Society, 2012); Lucy G. Pearson First Prize Award, (Ann Arbor Women Artists, 2012). She is listed in Who’s Who and Who’s Who of American Women.
Ravello Walkway # 1Watercolor
Size: 20" x 16"
Into the WorldIntaglio on Copper
Size: 14" x 17"
Invention of the AirplaneIntaglio on Copper
Size: 19" x 33"