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 Museum of Art, (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), Truman State University (MO), and the San Jose Museum of Art (CA).
Her drawings have been published in 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).