Kirsten Stoltmann

Selected works by Kirsten Stoltmann

Kirsten Stoltmann
Chrome Tumbleweed On Southwestern Rug

2007

Spray painted tumbleweed and rug.

Dimensions variable

Kirsten Stoltmann draws from her own experiences growing up in the American Mid-West to articulate her feminist views about suburban culture and values. In her sculptures and photos Stoltmann brazenly confronts taboo and expectation with a witty irony and double entendre of visual language. In Chrome Tumbleweed On Southwestern Rug, Stoltmann’s plant stands as a symbol of nature and freedom, confined and domesticated by its carpet base. Spray painted with automotive enamel, the tumbleweed is transformed into something futuristic, glamorous, and barbed-wire aggressive, personifying the innuendo of the word ‘bush’.

Kirsten Stoltmann
Spray Bush

2007

Mounted lambda print

101 x 76.2 cm

This ethos of vaginal power and politics is similarly echoed in Stoltmann’s photographs. In Spray Bush, Stoltmann crops her figure, placing minge up front and centre: graffiti coated with a layer of neon pink her sex is simultaneously transformed into both an audacious beacon and hazard sign. Her Listen series collages seashells into pornographic crotch shots reminiscent of Corbet’s The Origin of The World, reinforcing the idea of feminine alignment with nature, creation, and spirituality.

Kirsten Stoltmann
Listen

2007

Collage and metallic card stock

27.9 x 21.6 cm
Kirsten Stoltmann
Listen to the Sea

2007

Collage and metallic card stock

27.9 x 21.6 cm

Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information and images- Kirsten Stoltmann

the-artists.org
Modern and contemoprary artists and art - Kirsten Stoltmann

wallspacegallery.com
Additional images, press information and biography

donaldyoung.com
Past exhibition information and additional images

sisterla.com
The daughter of a high school guidance counselor and a public librarian, Kirsten Stoltmann was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stoltmann attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she studied experimental filmmaking. It was there that she was introduced to George Kuchar and his video work. Stoltmann was greatly influenced by his use of awkwardness and humor and everyday situations to create his art.

allstonskirt.com
Past exhibition information and additional images