Through a diverse body of work spanning different mediums, themes, and styles, Kerstin Glaess is an artist exploring color, the physical world, creatures, and the shared human experience. Her works demonstrate a captivation with flora, fauna, and scenery, while testing the boundaries of abstraction. Glaess utilizes striking expressive color schemes in her paintings, while her impasto sculpted-and-carved oil paintings offer illusions of depth. She applies just-mixed color with a palette knife, often leaving it untouched for the remainder of the creation process. Her recent work explores blue and green spaces, and refractions of light.
Kerstin Glaess is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in oil, collage, and photography. Her paintings are based on her own photography from her world-wide adventures; flora, fauna, & naturescapes from her various homes; and her personal natura collection. Her collages and drawings focus on the shared human experience .
Kerstin's childhood centered around creativity, though she did not look at her art practice as anything but a self-care outlet until her undergraduate university years. As a side hustle, she sold commissioned works to friends, colleagues, and originals on Etsy while exploring her own creative interests on the weekends. She briefly taught middle and high school before pursing higher education in the arts.
She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Fine Arts from City University of New York - Brooklyn College. She lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle between the Florida Panhandle and New England with her partner and cat.