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Kirsten Stolle

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Lives in
Marshall, NC

Works in
Marshall, NC


Representing galleries
Julie Nester Fine Arts, Dolby Chadwick Gallery

surrealism, mixed-media, abstract, monsanto, GMO, genetic engineering, genetically commodified



My work examines the influence of agribusiness and chemical companies on our food supply, and considers the connection between corporate interests and public health. Using appropriation, distortion, and redaction I explore the complex relationship between economy and ecology.  I am very interested in the intersection of art and science and the potential for art to bring new perspectives to contemporary scientific issues.  


Kirsten Stolle was raised in Massachusetts, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and currently lives Western North Carolina. Kirsten is a visual artist working in the mediums of drawing and mixed media and has most recently explored installation and sound environments.  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). 

Exhibitions include Dolby Chadwick Gallery (CA), Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, (NYC), Torpedo Factory (VA), Roos Arts (NY), University of North Carolina (NC), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (LA), William King Museum (VA), Monterey Museum of Art (CA), Crocker Art Museum (Sacraemento, CA), Truman State University (MO), and the San Jose Museum of Art (CA).

Her drawings have been published in Made in Mind Magazine (Italy), Poetry Magazine, DIALOGIST, SLICE (NYC), Manifest International Drawing Annual (INDA 7), New American Paintings (MA), Ignatian Literary Magazine (CA), and Spolia Literary Magazine (NYC). She is the recipient of the Dave Bown Project Award, grants from San Francisco Arts Commission, Puffin Foundation, Artists’ Fellowship Inc., Change Inc., and the Creative Capacity Fund. She has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Millay Colony, Blue Mountain Center, 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). 

Recent Exhibits

Kirsten Stolle participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Hunter/Gatherer
Truman State University
Dec, 2013 Around the Table: Stage Three: Talk Around the Table
San Jose Museum of Art
Nov, 2013 Around the Table. Stage Two: Food, Community, Creativity
San Jose Museum of Art
Jul, 2013 Our Backyard: Artists Consider the Environment
Roos Arts
Sep, 2012 Third Annual UNC Asheville Invitational Exhibition
S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Mar, 2012 Genetically Commodified
The ARTery Space
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