Milwaukee, b.1968

Kirsten Stoltmann

Kirsten Stoltmann lives and works in Ojai, California. She has exhibited work In Abstract America, New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K., Bitch is The New Black, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., Think Pink, Gaalak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL., Cut-Ups, Fotografiska Collage, Center for Photography, Stockholm SE., Out of Focus, Sala Pelaires, Mallorca, Spain. Her most recent solo show, I Am Sorry, was at Lump Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina, Rising From The Ashes of Your Mind, Brennan and Griffin Gallery New York and I AM SO HAPPY at Emma Gray HQ in Los Angeles. She is also included in the book, Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy by David Robbins for the video, Self-Reflecting.

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Biography

Kirsten Stoltmann lives and works in Ojai, California. She has exhibited work In Abstract America, New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K., Bitch is The New Black, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., Think Pink, Gaalak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL., Cut-Ups, Fotografiska Collage, Center for Photography, Stockholm SE., Out of Focus, Sala Pelaires, Mallorca, Spain. Her most recent solo show, I Am Sorry, was at Lump Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina, Rising From The Ashes of Your Mind, Brennan and Griffin Gallery New York and I AM SO HAPPY at Emma Gray HQ in Los Angeles. She is also included in the book, Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy by David Robbins for the video, Self-Reflecting.

Artworks

True Confessions of an artist, 1994

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / Art of the 1990s / Contemporary American Art / Digital Video / Film/Video Art / Los Angeles / Ojai / Sound / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2000

    MFA Studio Arts Department, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    I Am Sorry, Lump Gallery, Raleigh North Carolina

  • 2012

    What Goeth Around Cometh Around, Sugar, Brooklyn, NY  

  • Stoltmann/Kloss, New Capital, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    20/20, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Supershadowwoman, curated by Emma Gray, Five Car Garage, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2017

    Deadpan, curated by Maria Britton  April Childers, LOG@ Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

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Education

  • 2000

    MFA Studio Arts Department, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    I Am Sorry, Lump Gallery, Raleigh North Carolina

  • 2012

    What Goeth Around Cometh Around, Sugar, Brooklyn, NY  

  • Stoltmann/Kloss, New Capital, Chicago, IL

  • 2011

    Kirsten Stoltmann Rising From The Ashes of Your Mind, Brennan and Griffin, New York, NY  

  • My Therapist is A Real Wet Blanket, Hunter and Cook, Toronto, ON

  • I AM SO HAPPY, Emma Gray HQ, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2009

    Motivational Posters and Meditation Sculptures, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2008

    Vaginal Rejuvenation, (in collaboration with Amanda Ross-Ho), Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Worn Bush on The Horizon, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Rough Bush, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2006

    I Know What I'm Doing, Wallspace, New York, NY

  • 2005

    Reinvention is A Bitch, The Suburban, Chicago, IL

  • Adjoining The Voids, (in collaboration with Sterling Ruby), Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  

  • 2004

    Renegade, 1R Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2003

    Behind The Pedestal, (in collaboration with Sterling Ruby), Bower Gallery, San Antonio, TX

  • Dinner  Movie with Kirsten Stoltmann, Women in the Director's Chair, Chicago, IL  

  • 2002

    Constructing The Dramatic, Suitable, Chicago, IL

  • 2001

    Searching for Home, The Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI

  • DYG Projects: Kirsten Stoltmann, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2000

    I’m Forever, Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

  • Artforum Ad, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL, Artforum, no. 1 (September 2000), p.112  

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    20/20, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Supershadowwoman, curated by Emma Gray, Five Car Garage, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2017

    Deadpan, curated by Maria Britton  April Childers, LOG@ Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • Vicki with an I, organized by Michelle Grabner, Woodland Patterns, Milwaukee, WI

  • 2016

    Ambulante presents Director’s Cut and Injecto, Program 4, Moods, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2015

    The Great Poor Farm Experiment, curated by Nick Frank, Poor Farm, Manama,  Wisconsin

  • Quoting The Quotidian, Will Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2014

    Showtime, ABContemporary, Zurich, CH

  • Spectra,” Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY

  • Video Playlist, A Space for The Thing I Am Given,” curated by Jennifer Reeder, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

  • 2013

    Psychosexual, curated by Scott Hunter, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • The Origin of The World, Samson, Boston, MA  

  • 2012

    Eslov Wide Shut Part 1, Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • CAF: Satellite@Indigo Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA

  • 2011

    Eslov Wide Shut Part 1, Akermans Vag, Eslov, Sweden

  • Home Show, Revisited, curated by (Miki Garcia and Michele O'Marah), Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA  

  • Daybreak, (curated by Emma Gray) Emma Gray HQ pop up space, Santa Monica, CA  

  • People Don't Like To Read Art, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL  

  • Space Out Space In, curated by Scott Wolniak, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL  

  • Mediations, curated by Stephanie Barber, Transmodern Festival 2011,   Baltimore, MD

  • Eyeball Witness, curated by Scott Wolniak, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL  

  • Hunter and Cook Projects," Victoria Taylor's home, Toronto, ON

  • Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? Organized by Michelle Grabner  Brad Killiam, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT

  • 2010

    Out of Focus, Paleires Projects, Palma, Baleares, Spain

  • 2009

    Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK  

  • Cut Ups - Photographic Collages, Center for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden

  • The Mood Back Home, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

  • Artist-run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL  

  • 2008

    Funny Not So Funny, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

  • Deadliest Catch: Hamptons at ‘Core,’1750 Meadow Lane, Southampton, NY

  • I Can See For Miles, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

  • You Are What You Eat, (curated by Kevin McGarry), Impakt Festival: YourSpace, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • The Phantom Menace, (curated by Kevin McGarry), New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY

  • Out of The Blue, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2007

    Post Rose: Artists In and Out of The Hazard Park Complex, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany

  • Flipside Exterior, (curated by Richard Hawkins), Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, CA

  • Sonotube® Forms - Contemporary Art and Transport, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Warhol and, Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • In Defense of Ardor,” (curated by Joao Ribas  Becky Smith), Bellwether, New York, NY

  • Oliver Twist, Rental Galley, New York, NY

  • Distinctive Messengers, (curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensela of Scenic), House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA

  • Obscene Soft Sounds, Wallspace, New York, NY

  • The Imminent Failure Show, (curated by Ben Russell), Ice Capades, Chicago, IL

  • The Cable Car Cinema, Providence, RI, D21 Art Space, Leipzig, Germany

  • UND#2, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • 2006

    Female Machine, (curated by Katie Brennan), Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Look, Win, Get it On, (curated by Art Office), University of California, Los Angeles, CA

  • Boys and Flowers, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

  • Behind The Pedestal (in collaboration with Sterling Ruby), Jonathan Vyner/Fortescue Avenue, London, UK

  • MFA Invitational, (invited by Amanda Ross-Ho), Roski MFA Galley, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2005

    Downstrokes and Feedback, (curated by Lisa Schiff), Allston Skirt, Boston, MA

  • The General’s Jamboree, Guild  Greyshkul, New York, NY

  • Behind the Pedestal,Volta (participating w/Foxy Productions), Basel, Switzerland

  • Up Close with Artists, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

  • Excessive Projections/Projections of Excess, Open Screen CAA New Media Caucus, Atlanta, GA  

  • 2004

    Contested Fields, (curated by Chris Gilbert), Des Moines Art Center, IA

  • Selections from the True Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA  

  • Imitations of Life, De Balie Cinema, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Infinite Fill, (curated by Cory  Jamie Arcangel), Foxy Productions, New York, NY

  • Stuart Horodner’s Affair @ The Jupiter Hotel, 1R Gallery, Portland, OR

  • Two by Two for Aids and Art, for AmfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

  • Art Chicago, 1R gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

  • Uncovered, (8.5 x 11 exhibit), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • Aim V, SYZYGY, The Human Remix, presented by USC School of Fine Arts, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

  • 2003

    Material Eyes, LFL Gallery, New York, NY

  • Art Video Lounge, (curated by Chrissie Isles), Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

  • When Darkness Falls, (curated by Melanie Schiff  Kristen VanDeventer), Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, MN  

  • Recess and In the Shadow of Summer Bliss, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Transference, (curated by Jeanine Oleson), The Russian Contemporary Art Centers in Ekantrinburg and Kaliningrad, Russia, "Pro-Arte Institute, the Media Forum conference in conjunction with the Moscow International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia", The Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • What an Art Life, (curated by Kristen VanDeventer  Beate Engel,) Stadtgalerie, Bern Switzerland

  • Looking is Better Than Feeling You, (curated by Astria Suparak), Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, San Francisco, CA, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

  • Kirsten Stoltmann and Jennifer Reeder, Videotheque, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

  • Subtle Not So Subtle, 1R Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2002

    Boys and Flowers, (curated by James Rondeau), Art Video Lounge, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

  • Here and Now,” Chicago Culture Center, Chicago, IL

  • Some Kind of Loving, (curated by Astria Suparak), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporareo, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Sailor Lady, Art in General, New York, NY

  • Art After Art, Neues Museum, Weserburg, Bremen Germany

  • You Think I’m Superficial, (curated by Miguel Calderon  Sybille Canthal), Lake Worth Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL

  • Photography by Gallery Artists, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Metropolis, (curated by Peter Dorshenko), Art Chicago 2002, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

  • Plat + Form, (curated by Nick Frank), Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

  • Chicago 7 Film Shorts, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

  • Tasty Dog, (curated by Michelle Grabner  Brad Killiam), Atelier Top 25, Krem, Austria

  • 8.5x11, (curated by Gabe Fowler), website and box set, Bodybuilder Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Kirsten Stoltmann, Charley Magazine, (edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Bettina Funcke, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnick), New York, NY p.21

  • The Armory Show, Donald Young Gallery, New York, NY

  • Some Kind of Loving, Cinematexas International Film/Video Festival, Houston, TX, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

  • Pretend TV, El Parche, Bogotá, Columbia

  • Meet Me in St. Louis, Crowe T. Brooks, St. Louis, MO

  • Video Screening, in conjunction with the Michael Auder exhibition, (curated by Jennifer Reeder Hamza Walker), Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL

  • The Program, (curated by Pedro Velez), ONI Gallery, Boston, MA, Museo de las Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • 2001

    Dis/en/courage, LFL Gallery, New York, NY

  • Without Hesitation: The Olbreicht Collection Part 2, The Neus Museum, Bremen, Germany

  • Art/Music: Rock, Pop, Techno, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

  • Kirsten Stoltmann and Laura Chasman, Allston Skirt Gallery, Allston, MA

  • New Chicago Works, Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, BC Canada  

  • Extremely Shorts IV, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas  

  • A New Romantic/TV sounds, (curated by Astria Suparak), traveling film screening from March 1 – April 27 at various venues in California, New York, Washington, and Oregon  

  • 2000

    The Program, FGA, Chicago, IL

  • Life, After the Squirrel, Location One, New York, NY

  • Sound, Video, Film, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Libidinal, TBA, Chicago, IL

  • Buena Onda, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • Camp/Fire, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

  • Undershorts Film Festival, Music Box, Chicago, IL

  • Pretend TV, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico

  • My Friend Oona, Unquote Television, DUTV, Philadelphia, PA

  • Photography 3000, Dogmatic, Chicago, IL

Bibliography

  • 2016

    Frank, Nick, “Milwaukeeists: 1996-2006 or: What Made Milwaukee Famous,” Milwaukee Record, January, 19th 2016

  • 2013

    Cook, Greg. “Lady Parts: “The Origin of the World…”at Samson, The Phoenix, January 15, 2013

  • 2012

    Stabler, Bert, “Review: Kirsten Stoltmann and Mike Kloss,” New Capital, Newcity Art, July 10, 2012.

  • 2011

    Robbins, David, Book, “Self-Parody”: The Comic Body,”Concrete Comedy An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy, p. 117, August 31, 2011

  • Knight, Christopher, Art review: “'Home Show, Revisited' at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,” The Los Angeles Times, July 9th 2011

  • Donelan,Charles, “CAF's Home Show, Revisited”, Santa Barbara Independent, June 2nd 2011

  • Finkl, Jori, “Artists mess with domestic space in Santa Barbara's 'Home Show, Revisited’,” Culture Monster, The Los Angeles Times, May 18th 2011

  • Ross-Ho, Amanda and Stoltmann, Kirsten, “Vaginal Rejuvenation,” Zing Magazine, pp. 262-277, Issue 22, 2011

  • Santa Barbara Contemporay Arts Forum, Catalog, Michele O’Marah: Video Portraits And Home Show, Revisited, pp. 53-57, 2011

  • McCabe, Bret, “Transmodern Festival focuses its many creative brains on movement in various forms,” City Paper, Baltimore, MD, April 27, 2011  

  • Schumacher, Mary Louise, “Making a Scene: Milwaukee's Avant-Garde,” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec, 12 2011

  • 2010

    Birgersen, Eva, “Pornification,” Sleek Magazine, pp. 66-74, Winter 2010-11

  • “Listen To The Sea,” Mister Motley, Magazine Oveer Beeldende Kunst, p.64, no.26. 2010  

  • Weinberg, Lauren, “Pet Flicks, Scott Wolniak selects some “Suitable Video” for Western Exhibitions,” Time Out Chicago / Issue 254 : Jan 7–13, 2010

  • 2009

    Catalog: “Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture,” The Saatchi Gallery in partnership with Phillips de Pury and Company,  2009

  • Phillips, Brad, “Kirsten Stoltmann,” Hunter and Cook, pp. 46-48, Spring 2009  

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  • Bak, Louise, “Bright Jokes,” Toro Magazine, May 12th, 2009

  • Campagnola, Sonia, “Exhibition Review,” Flash Art International, no. 265, March – April 2009, p. 92.  

  • 2008

    Smith, Roberta, ”Art in Review,” The New York Times, February 15th, 2008

  • Baker, R.C., “Spoiler Art, “The Masked Portrait,” and Amanda Ross-Ho,” The Village Voice, January 22nd, 2008

  • 2007

    Cotter, Holland, “Quirks and Attitude to Burn,” The New York Times, June 8th, 2007

  • Sholis, Brian, ”Studio City,” Artforum.com/Diary, April 10, 2007  

  • McQuaid, Cate, “A Pattern of Success,” The Boston Globe, March 15, 2007

  • 2006

    Knight, Christopher, “Artist's Who Stand Out From The Group,” Los Angeles Times, E23, August 11, 2006

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  • Yablonsky, Linda, “Young Chelsea Dealers Head to Hudson River With $3000 Sneakers,” Bloomberg News, January 30, 2006

  • Halle, Howard, ”Block Party,” Time Out New York, Issue 537, January 12 - 18, 2006

  • Wang, Michael, “Tunnel Vision,” Artforum.com/Diary, January 2006

  • 2005

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  • Drea, Amber, “Kirsten Stoltmann,” Venus Magazine, Fall 2005  

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  • 2004

    Vey Duke, Emily, “Kirsten Stoltmann, Let’s Get It On,” C Magazine, Summer 2004, p. 44

  • Yood, James, “Kirsten Stoltmann,“ Artforum, Summer 2004, pp 252-253

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  • 2003

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  • 2002

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  • 2001

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  • 2000

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