(American, born 1957)
Kay Kirkpatrick's interest in public art grew from her background in ceramics, mixed media sculpture, and installation art. Her artworks emphasize the interaction between humans and nature via intersecting patterns and meanings. Her public art often includes in depth research about the site's context and culture.
Born in Colorado, Kirkpatrick is now based in Seattle. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in ceramics at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She also completed a Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, because of her interest in research for many of her public art projects.