Kim Waale

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Sculpture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fine Arts, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN


Professor and Artist-in Residence, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, 2023-on going

Professor of Art and Design, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, 1988-2023
       Division Chair, Art and Design (2016-2023), Director of Studio Art (2003-2014)

Visiting Lecturer, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, 2011, 2013, Honors Program


Conference: LFA (Literature/Film Association): Ecologies of/and Adaptation, presenting “Environmental Art, Vanitas, Still Life and Nature,” University of Montana, Missoula, MT, Sept. 21–23, 2023.

Conference: LFA (Literature/ Film Association 2022): Work and Play conference, presented “A Stereoscopic View of Adapting Adaptation Theory to Art” in Collaboration with Dr. Julie Grossman, New Orleans, LA, Oct 19-22, 2022. Currently revising this paper to submit for publication.

Aired Interview: “Tell Me Something Good,” interview with Kim Waale, WSYR TV, Jan. 22, 2021.

Conference: ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment), presented “Displace” for the panel “‘Make It New’: Transcending Environmental Boundaries in Words and Images,” University of California, Davis, CA, June 2019.

Featured presenter: Art on the Hill, documentary film on artist Dorothy Riester, by filmmaker Susie Cody (2018).

Conference: ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment), presented “Re-inventing Nature” for the panel “Re-presenting Nature: Poetry, Art and the Environment,” University of Victoria, Canada, June 2009.

Artist Lectures:

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY (multiple times)

Hartnett Gallery, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Le Moyne College Honors, First Year and Women and Gender Studies programs, Syracuse, NY (multiple times)

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY (multiple times)

Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY (multiple times)

Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

Springfield College, MA

Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales, UK

Sweet Science series, TACNY (Technology Alliance of CNY), Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

SUNY Binghamton, NY (multiple times)

SUNY Oswego, NY

University of Wales, Bangor, UK

AWARDS + RESIDENCIES (selected)______________________________________________

(2022) Pinet Fund, Lit. and Film Assoc. conference presentation, New Orleans, LA

(2020) President's Innovation Fund Grant," ($5,000) Cazenovia College Art & Design Summer School"

(2019) Pinet Fund, ASLE conference presentation, Univ. of Calif., Davis, CA

(2016) Plas Glyn y Weddw, Artist Residency, Llanbedrog, Wales, UK

(2015) 21st Century Fund grant for smART, ($2,500), Cazenovia College

(2014) Stiwdio Maelor, Artist Residency, Corris, Wales, UK

(2011) I-Park Environmental Art Biennale, Artist Residency, Plantsville, Connecticut

(2011) Award of Excellence, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

(2010) A Solaina de Piloño, Fundación Casa Museo International Workshop/Artist Residency, Galicia, Spain

(2009) Saltonstall Summer Fellowship/Aritst Residency, Ithaca, NY

(2009) Louis D’Amanda & Harris Popular Vote Awards, 62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition,

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

(2008) Art Colony Galichnik, Artist Residency, Mavrovo National Park, Macedonia

(2007) Solo con Natura, Artist Residency, Isla Santay, near Guayaquil, Ecuador

(2005) Harlech International Biennale VI, Artist Residency, Harlech, Wales, UK

(2009) NYFA and UCCCA Special Opportunity Stipend grant (also 2008, 06, 03, 1998, 96, 95)

(2001) Light Work grant for photography

(1999) Constance Saltonstall grant for sculpture & Onondaga Individual Artist’s grant for film

(1997) International Studio Program (ISCP), Artist Residency, NYC

(1996) Sculpture Space, Artist Residency and Fellowship, Utica, NY

(1996) Millay Colony for the Arts, Artist Residency and Fellowship, Austerlitz, NY

EXHIBITIONS (selected)_______________________________________________________

(2023) Cazenovia College Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Cazenovia, NY

(2021) Schweinfurth Art Center, Made in NY, Auburn, NY

(2020) Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Slow Reveal, Personal Programs exhibition curated by Sayward Schoonmaker.

(2019) Centre D’Art La Rectoria, En Route, Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Spain

CazArts 1st Annual Member’s Exhibition, Cazenovia College Gallery, Cazenovia, NY

(2017) Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, I see you Mrs. Riester, Cazenovia, NY

Cazenovia College Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Cazenovia, NY

Mercer Gallery, Cazenovia Art & Design Faculty, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY

(2016) Plas Glyn y Weddw, Jan Morris Show, Llŷn Peninsula, Wales (curated by Iwan Bala)

Cazenovia College Gallery, Sabbatical Returns, Cazenovia, NY

Cazenovia Counterpoint, Cazenovia, NY

Schweinfurth Art Center, Made in NY, Auburn, NY (juried by Ann Clark + John Von Bergen)

Housatonic Museum of Art, “Simulacrutopia (again),” solo installation, Bridgeport, CT

(2015) Oriel Nwy, Knowing Place, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Cazenovia College Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Cazenovia, NY

(2014) Stiwdio Maelor, “Roedd ac Mae: Was and Is,” Corris, Wales, UK

Memorial Art Gallery, 6th Rochester Biennial, “Simulacrutopia Too” Rochester, NY

Cazenovia College Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Cazenovia, NY

(2013) Tyler Art Gallery, “Ebb & Flow,” site-based installation, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

Schweinfurth Art Center, “Fertile imagination: Art and Agriculture,” site-based installation + performance with composer Richard Lloyd, Auburn, NY

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, “63rd Exhibition,” site-based installation

(Sue Scott, Juror) Utica, NY

Cazenovia College, “Extreme Fibers,” (curated by Jennifer Pepper) Cazenovia, NY

Gandee Gallery, “The Connective Thread,” Fiber Arts, Fabius, NY

Earlville Opera House, “Art Goes to College,” Earlville, NY

(2012/13) Palitz Gallery, “Making Their Mark, 8 Artists From Stone Canoe” (Ruth Appelhof, curator), NYC.

Everson Museum, TONY (The Other New York: 2012), site-based installation,

(Deborah Ryan, curator), Syracuse, NY

(2012) The Art Salon, “The One Series,” solo exhibition, (Emily Farranto, curator), New Orleans, LA

Hartnett Gallery, “I Need a Lullaby” solo exhibition, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

(2011) I-Park Environmental Art Biennale, outdoor site-based installation, Plantsville, Connecticut

Memorial Art Gallery, 63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, Rochester, NY

XL Projects, Stone Canoe Artists, Syracuse, NY

(2010) Museum “Ramón María Aller” of Lalín, Pontevedra, Spain

Earlville Opera House, solo exhibition, Earlville, NY

(2009) Museum of Contemporary Art, Artists From Colony Galichnik, Skopje, Macedonia

Memorial Art Gallery, 62nd Rochester-Finger lakes Exhibition, Rochester, NY

Everson Museum, Sympathetic Vibrations II, installation, including films by Leo Crandall, Syracuse, NY

(2009) Delavan Gallery, Stone Canoe Artists, Syracuse, NY

(2008) Warehouse Gallery, Blind Spot (installation), Windows Project, (curated by Jeffrey Hoone), Syracuse, NY

(2007) Solo Con Natura, 3 outdoor installations, collaboration with Valentin Domingus, Isla Santay, Ecuador

McCormick Freedom Museum, Filth, Treason, Blasphemy?, Chicago, NY

Schweinfurth Art Center, Made In New York, Auburn, NY (juried by Michael Sickler + Buzz Spector)

Wilson Gallery, solo exhibit, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY

(2006) 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, site-based installation, Shumen, Bulgaria

Scala Gallery, Collage+, New Woodstock, NY

(2006) Cazenovia College Gallery, DADA Domestique, (curated by Jennifer Pepper), Cazenovia, NY

Everson Museum, Everson Biennial (curated by Claire Schneider), Syracuse, NY

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Carved, Cast and Constructed, Auburn, NY

Robert B. Menschel Gallery, Digital Transitions, Selections from the Light Work Collection, Syracuse, NY

(2005) Harlech International Biennale VI, site-based installation, Harlech, Wales, UK

Rosefsky Gallery, Narrative Structures, SUNY Binghamton, NY

(2004) William Blizzard Gallery, solo exhibition, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

(2003) Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Amphitheater, outdoor installation, Cazenovia, NY

Hamilton College, Three Women, performance, collaboration with Elaine Heekin, Clinton, NY

(2001) Light Work, 2001 Grant Recipients, (photo-based installation) Syracuse, NY

(1999) Pyramid Art Center, Upstate Invitational, installation with Leo Crandall, Rochester, NY

First Night, premier of 16mm film High Spirits, collaboration w/ Leo Crandall, Syracuse, NY

(1998) A.I.R. Gallery, solo exhibition, New York, NY

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Stagings I, solo exhibition, Buffalo, NY

Munson Williams Proctor School of Art, 2-person exhibit, Utica, NY

Albany Center Galleries, A Good Look: The Adolescent Bedroom Project, solo exhibition, Albany, NY

Everson Museum, 1998 Biennial (Bill Arning, juror), Syracuse, NY

(1997) International Studio Program, New York, NY

Museum of History and Art, Rice Gallery, Work/Place (Janice Dorgan, curator) Albany, NY

Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Annual Exhibition (Judith Shea, juror) Utica, NY

PUBLISHED Reviews and Images of Art­ ­(selected)______________________________

When COVID Quashed Travel Plans, Art & Design Chair Redrew Her Sabbatical (January 11, 2021)

Displace,” Stone Canoe, A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary Vol. 11. (2017)

“Jan Morris at 90,” (last accessed March 2017)

Fleet/Llynges,” cover and inside images and short essay, Jan Morris, A Journey (Nov. 2016)

“Artistic Road Trips,” by K. Rushworth, The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY (7/20/2014)

“Art Review: 6th Rochester Biennial,” by Rebecca Rafferty, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY


“The Inspirational Worlds of Kim Waale,” by K. Rushworth, Central NY Magazine (Nov/Dec. 2013)

“Untitled,” TONY (The Other New York: 2012), catalogue, Deborah Ryan & Pamela McLaughlin

“Art Review: I Need a Lullaby,” by Rebecca Rafferty, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY (2/21/2012)

3 images, Stone Canoe, A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary Vol.3. (2009)

Six photos of the U. S. election published, Planet, the Welsh Internationalist, UK (Dec. 2008)

“Pushing Sculpture’s Boundaries,” by K. Rushworth, The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY (4-2-06)

“Bear Woman,” Contact Sheet, Light Work, Syracuse, NY (2002)

“Artist, Kim Waale,” Caryn Koplick, ed., cover, article + images published, Salt Hill 9, (fall 2000)

Saltonstall Broadside, limited edition, collaboration w/ poet Sheldon Flory & Olive Branch Press (2000)

16mm film stills from “Bear Woman,” Planet, the Welsh Internationalist, UK (April 2000)

“The Censorship Tug-of-War,” by Karen Pero, Art Calendar, (Sept. 1998)

“The Artist, the Institution, the State,” FYI (NYFA Quarterly), (fall 1998)

“The Artist, the Institution, the State,” FYI (NYFA Quarterly), (summer 1998)

“Art and Argument,” by Timothy Cahill, Times Union, Albany, NY (3/1/98)

“Artists Pull Work…” National Campaign for Freedom of Expression Quarterly, (spring 1998)

“Syracuse Artist, State Museum,” by Sherry Chayat, The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY (2/12/98)

“Inspiration and Renewal: Sculptural Residencies,” by Jane Ingram Allen, Sculpture, Vol. 17 No. 2 (1998)


Book: A Due Voci: the Photography of Rita Hammond, Kim Waale, Julie Grossman, Ann Ryan, eds., Syracuse University Press (2003)

Curatorial essay: Stone Canoe, A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary Vol.4. (2010)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE__________________________________________________

Board Member:

       Stone Quarry Hill Art Park 2006 and again in 2023

       CazArts 2019 - present (founding member, secretary)

       Light Work 2006-2021 (secretary)

       Onondaga County Cultural Resources Council 2001-2007

Juror, Made In NY, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY (2022, 2014, 11)

Juror, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park artist-in-Residence selection, Cazenovia, NY (2019)

Juror, Saltonstall Fellowships, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY (2012)

Assistant to glass blower Lorraine Austin, Snake Oil Glass, Mottville, NY. (fall 2020-spring ‘22)

Curator, Stone Canoe Artists @ XL Projects, Syracuse, NY (2010)

Visual Arts Editor, Stone Canoe Journal (2009-10)