Kirsten Stolle is a visual artist working in collage, drawing and mixed media. Her research-based practice is grounded in the investigation of corporate propaganda, food politics and biotechnology.
Kirsten was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1967, lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the San Jose Museum of Art, (San Jose, CA), Crocker Art Museum, (Sacramento, CA), and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, (Minneapolis, MN).
Solo exhibitions include NOME Projects (Berlin), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (NC), Winthrop University/Rutledge Gallery (SC), Second Street Gallery (VA), Turchin Center for the Visual Arts/Appalachian State University (NC), Tracey Morgan Gallery (NC), Dolby Chadwick Gallery (CA), Roy G Biv Gallery (OH) and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (NYC).
Group exhibition highlights include The Mint Museum (NC), Balzer Projects (Basel), Datscha Radio (Berlin), Fridman Gallery (NYC), Lesley Heller Workspace (NYC), San Jose Museum of Art (CA), The Billboard Creative (CA), Power Plant Gallery/Duke University (NC), Mint Museum (NC), William King Museum (VA), Monterey Museum of Art (CA), Crocker Art Museum (CA), Hunterdon Museum of Art (NJ), Tweed Museum of Art (MN), Riverside Art Museum (CA), Triton Museum of Art (CA), University of North Carolina Asheville (NC), Truman State University (MO), Torpedo Factory (VA), Roos Arts (NY), and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (LA).
Her work has been published in Topic Magazine, The Billboard Creative, Made in Mind Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Creators Project, Widewalls, Spolia Literary Magazine, Burnaway, Vhcle Magazine, DIALOGIST, Slice Magazine, New American Paintings, Ignatian Literary Magazine, ElevenEleven, Hayden’s Ferry Review and Manifest International Drawing Annual.
She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Dave Bown Project Award, as well as grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Artists’ Fellowship Inc., Puffin Foundation, Change Inc., and the Creative Capacity Fund. She has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Millay Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Willapa Bay AiR, Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Spiro Arts Center, Anderson Center, and Ballinglen Arts Foundation.
Stolle received a BA in Visual Arts from Framingham State College, and completed studies at Richmond College (London, England) and Massachusetts College of Art (Boston, MA).