Kerstin Roolfs

• Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Ed.M. in Arts in Education, June 2007
• West Side Montessori School Teacher Education Program, New York, NY
American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential, 2006
• Promotion of Young Scholars Grant (Berliner Graduiertenfoerderung or NaFoeG), Berlin, 1994/96 and DAAD stipend (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst or DAAD) by the German Academic Exchange Service, New York 1995/96
• University of Fine Arts (Universitaet der Kuenste), Berlin, Germany
Master Student, Prof. Wolfgang Petrick, Berlin 1993
• John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin, Germany
North American Studies and English Philology, Berlin 1986/87

Teaching Experience
• Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
STUDENT INTERN, February –May 2007
Taught art through the Artful Adventures program
Conducted research studies
• East Harlem Tutorial Program, New York, NY
TUTOR, November 2004- June 2005
Worked with students individually in arts, English and math after school

• City University of New York / Queensborough Community College, Queens, New York
• William Whipple Art Gallery at Southwest State University, Minnesota
• Private Collections in Europe and USA

Selected Bibliography:
International Contemporary Artists Volume II, 2011
International Contemporary Artists Volume I, 2010
James, Kalm, Deep Action, Kehrer Verlag, 2005
Dr. Jutta Mueller, Zwischen den Deichen, 2002
Joyce Korotkin, The New York Art World, 2001
Dr. Eike Gebhard, Kerstin Roolfs - Berlin _ New York - 1. Decade, 1999
Ulrike Abel, Nahubek, 1994
Marina von Assel, Zwischen den Deichen, 1993

Selected Exhibition

2011 Vienna Travelgallery, Athensart Philanthropic Exhibition, Vienna, Austria
2011 Mitrofana Grekova Museum, Athensart Philanthropic Exhibition, Russia
2011 The Big Show 6, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2011 Print Exhibit Project, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2006 Little Women, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 ARTE.GO – Feltrecontemporanea – Earth, Italy
2005 Eros und Thanatos, Konzeptraum 19, Berlin, Germany
2005 Deep Action, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
2004 Standpunkte, Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach am Main, Germany
2004 Poignant, A Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 World Rehabilitation Fund Benefit Auction, Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York, NY
2004 Cambridge Art Association, National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA
juried by Lisa Dennison, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2002 Messineo Wyman Projects, New York, NY
2002 People, Power, Money and War, Citibank, New York, NY
2001 R.Liberman, K.Roolfs, Sylvia Schuster, Messineo Wyman Projects, NY
2001 Up To Now, LL Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Salon Show, Messineo Wyman Projects, New York, NY
1999 Mother/Earth, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Send in the Clones, Emerging Collector Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Nurture Art, Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Daisy and her friends, Max Fish, New York, NY
1995 Either/Or, curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
1995 Incubus, Aktions Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1994 Nahubek, Gallery J. Fragnera, Prague, Czech Republic


My portfolio

My mediums are oil paintings, drawings and print works. The images I use in my work are mostly based on self-made or collected photos combined with literature or self-made phrases. I use digital tools in order to layer text, photos and drawings and combine them to a new work. Photo and text based collages will often merge into drawings or watercolors and these are the starting point for my large scale oil paintings.