Deeply rooted her family and community, Kathleen Wall’s sculptures often depict the people, landscapes, sites, and views of her daily life in Jemez Pueblo. Deftly working with hand-gathered clay, she is a true master of capturing the subtleties of individual expression. For the IARC 40th anniversary auction, Kathleen will be working to complete this charming sculpture of a Pueblo woman carrying a pot.
Right: SAR President Michael Brown and 2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native artist fellow Kathleen Wall, holding her in-progress IARC Auction creation.
2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native artist fellow Kathleen Wall learned traditional Pueblo pottery from Fannie Loretto (mother), Dorothy Trujillo, Mary Toya, Edna Coriz and Alma Concha (aunts). She has participated in many and won many awards over the years. In 2006 she received a commission from the Smithsonian Institute to create a storyteller for First Lady Laura Bush to be presented at the Congressional Club ‘First Lady’s Luncheon”. Kathleen has received solo exhibitions at the Pablita Museum of Indian Women in the Arts in Santa Fe and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. In 2018, she won Best of Show at the Bernalillo Indian Arts Festival.