Kirsten Stolle was raised in Massachusetts, transported herself to the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and finally landed in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Solo exhbitions include Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Artery, Asheville, North Carolina; Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah; and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC, New York.
Her work has been published in SLICE magazine, INDA 7, ElevenEleven, Hayden's Ferry Review and New American Paintings. She is the recipient of grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Artists’ Fellowship Inc. and The Peninsula Community Foundation. She has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming; The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, New York; Blue Mountain Center,Blue Mountain, New York; Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland, Oregon, Spiro Arts Center, Park City, Utah; Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN and Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland.