Joan Ragan Kállay, LLC

Artiste de Papiér

Artiste de Papiér

Artist Statement

I create papiér mâché vignettes celebrating women of strong constitution. These emancipated thinkers and achievers are secure in their talents and sense of style; which adds to their charm. Papiér mâché has a sturdy and textured quality, which mirrors the lives of the characters portrayed. I use fashion, location and action to convey cultural ideas. By reinforcing identity through these avenues the figures represent self-confidence, ritual and the spirit of play. My sculptures are a collective of women spanning time and place. I imagine their lives full of adventure and accolades. I choose, through my work, to give reverence to women of substance.

Gallery Representation

Ravalli County Museum ~ Hamilton, MT


Urban Art Project, October 2012-January 2013, Downtown Parking Garage, Great Falls, MT
Works on Paper, January –March 2011, Custer County Art & Heritage Museum, Miles City, MT
The Gathering, October 2010, Montana Arts Council, Great Falls, MT

Public Art

Oh Montana

Oh Montana! (Detail)

Urban Art Project (UAP)
Jean Price, Director
422 15th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 452-9315
Oct 2012/Jan 2013






Harlequin Romance

Harlequin Romance

Mission Pawsible
Spay and Neuter Task Force
Whitefish Theatre Company
Carolyn Pittman
(406) 862-5371
Fall 2010





Project Playground

Guardian Gray Cat

North Missoula Community Development Corporation
Bob Oaks, Executive Director
819 Stoddard
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 829-0873
Fall 1998








The Point Problem: Injectable Drugs Pose Surprising Threat in Montana. Missoulian, November 3, 1993