Kirsten Stolle

Born: Newton, Massachusetts
Lives: Marshall, North Carolina

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, environmental 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 Western 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 (Berlin), SECCA (NC), Turchin Center for the Visual Arts/Appalachian State University (NC), Dolby Chadwick Gallery (CA), Roy G Biv Gallery (OH) and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (NYC). Group exhibition highlights include the San Jose Museum of Art (CA), Power Plant Gallery/Duke University (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), Lesley Heller Workspace (NYC) and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (LA).

Her work has been published in Made In Mind Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Widewalls, Spolia Literary Magazine, Vhcle Magazine, DIALOGIST, Slice Magazine, New American Paintings, Ignatian Literary Magazine, ElevenEleven, Haydes 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, 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).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
2016
2015
  • Intervention
    Turchin Center For Visual Arts, Boone, North Carolina
2012
  • Genetically Commodified
    AAAC, Asheville, North Carolina
2010
  • Anatomy of A Future Forest
    Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, California
2009
  • silva in posterum
    Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2007
  • Evolutionary Soup
    Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
2016
  • Nowhere Everywhere
    Thompson Gallery, Weston, Massachusetts
  • Agri-Culture
    Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
  • Exquisite Porch
    Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Indestructible Wonder
    San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
  • Shaky Ground
    Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, New York
2015
2014
  • Give and Take
    AAAC, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Carte Blanche
    Central Features Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Hunter/Gatherer
    Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
2013
  • Food: Friend or Foe
    Target Gallery/Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia
  • 17th Annual No Dead Artists Exhibition
    Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands
    William King Museum, Abingdon, Virginia
  • Around the Table: Food, Creativity, Community
    San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
  • Our Backyard, Artists Consider the Environment
    Roos Arts, Rosendale, New York
2012
  • Third Annual UNC Annual Invitational Exhibition
    S. Tucker Cooke Gallery/UNC Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina
2011
  • Stolle, Taylor and Whiting
    Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, Georgia
2010
  • Dollhouse
    ARC Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • Paper
    Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah

Selected Bibliography

2016
2015
2014
2013
  • Singh, Gary. "Around the Table at the San Jose Museum of Art", Metro Silicon Valley, November
  • Gallagher, Mia. "Quasimodo", Spolia Literary Magazine, September 2013, front/back cover/inside images
  • "Genetically Commodified Art", Au Courant, March, Issue 011
  • "International Drawing Annual (INDA)", INDA 7, January
2012
  • "Growing Up", SLICE Magazine, April, Issue 10, pp 11, 77

Selected Collections

  • San Jose Museum of Art
    San Jose, California
  • Crocker Art Museum
    Sacramento, California
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

Selected Awards and Grants

2016
2015
2013
2012
2010
2009
  • Artist Residency
    Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York
  • Artist Residency
    Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
  • Artist Residency
    Spiro Arts Center, Park City, Utah
2008
  • Individual Artist Grant
    San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, California
  • Artist Residency
    Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York
2007
  • Artist Residency/Fellowship
    Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon
2006
  • Artist Residency
    Anderson Center, Red Wing, Minnesota

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