KIRSTEN STOLLE

"My work examines the influence of agricultural and pharmaceutical corporations on our food supply, and consider the connection between corporate interests and public health. Using appropriation, distortion, and redaction I explore the complex relationship between economy and ecology.  I have recently broadened my interest into the area of facial recognition technology and its impact on individual privacy and psychological health.

I am engaged in the intersection of art and science and the potential for art to bring new perspectives to contemporary scientific issues.  With drawing as my primary medium, I use gouache, graphite, ink, and collage to create hybridized versions of seemingly familiar yet peculiar scenarios. I also have worked with text-based embroidery, site-responsive installations, and manipulated audio loops.  Using reference materials such as vintage medical books, 20th century agricultural magazines, USDA promotional videos, and mid-century chemical company print advertisements, I strive to create elegant environments within the context of disturbing genetic realities."

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http://kirstenstolle.com

Recent Press
Kirsten Stolle: Disarm at SECCA, High Five: 5 Shows in the South Right Now
Kirsten Stolle Edits Vintage Monsanto Ads..., Creators/VICE
Proceed At Your Own Risk, We Make Money Not Art