Kerstin Glaess

Based in Fort Wayne, IN, and Destin, FL.

Kerstin Glaess is a multidisciplinary abstract artist exploring figures, scenery, and color. 

EDUCATION

2019    Master of Fine Arts, Cinema

The City University of New York - Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2015    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & English Literature

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

2021, Abstract Landscape Painting Workshop with Amanda Hawkins, Cambridge Art Association, Aug 5

2006 - 2008, Private Oil Instruction, Sue Carol Knight

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023     Two Year Retrospective, Allen County Public Library - Georgetown Branch, Fort Wayne, IN (forthcoming)

              Botanicals, Jaenicke Gallery, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne, IN (forthcoming)

2021    Bold StrokesCAA Satellite Gallery - Darwin's LTD, Cambridge, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022    Salon Des Refuses, Fort Wayne Artists Guild, Fort Wayne, IN (forthcoming)

             44th Members Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN (forthcoming)

Ventures in Creativity, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN (forthcoming)

Spring, Three Rivers East Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN (forthcoming)

Trash-to-Treasure, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 

2021    Summer Small Works, Online, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

 Urgent Unity, Unprecedented Healing: Reflections from COVID, YOU+ME Gallery, Greenfield, MA 

The Colors of Change, Monson Arts Council, Monson, MA 

Reigning Cats and Dogs and all Creatures Great and Small, Artworks Gallery, Ware, MA 

Change is in the Air, The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA 

Artists for the Earth, Online, Earth Day Network, Washington, DC

All Women, Online, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

Landscapes, Online, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

Sapphire, Online, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX

Landscapes, Online, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

All Women, Online, Light Space & Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL

Abstractions, Online, Blue Girl Gallery, Dallas, TX

All Women, Online, J. Mane Gallery, Vorhees, NJ

The Great Outdoors, Online, Gallery 5, VA

2020    Virtual Hosmer Gallery, Online, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Abstracts, Online, J. Mane Gallery, Vorhees, NJ

Leaves and Petals, Online, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

Waterscapes, Online, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

Fins, Feathers, & Fur, Online, J. Mane Gallery, Vorhees, NJ

MURALS

2016   Muralist (Temporary Installation), 13th Annual Oxford Film Festival, Oxford, MS

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

American Impressionists Society

Women's Caucus for Art - Chicago

Fort Wayne Artists Guild

PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

Round Robin Audio, NYC

AWARDS, HONORS, & RECOGNITION

2022  Uncanny Insect, Second Place, Sculpture

Trash-to-TreasureAllen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN

2021  Featured Artwork, Wedgewood Art Festival Online Poster, Seattle, WA

2021   Mentee, Valley Arts Mentorship Program, Pioneer Valley, MA

2021  Into the DistanceSpecial Recognition, Oil on Wood

 All Women, Online Show, Light Space & Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL

2020   Green GardensHonorable Mention, Oil on Wood

 Abstracts, Online Show, J. Mane Gallery, Vorhees, NJ

2018    Featured Artist, Beauty from Within, Music Video by Thai Bettistea

2011    Weight of Anatomy on Society, First Place, Mixed Media

Prepping Your Uniform, Second Place, Color Pencil

Imagine Whirled Peace, Third Place, Acrylic

Just Another Face in the Formation, Honorable Mention, Acrylic and Ink

Mattie Kelly Okaloosa - Walton County Art Show, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

2011   Prepping Your Uniform, First Place, Color Pencil

Weight of Anatomy on Society, Second Place, Mixed Media 

Biggest Threat to Humanity: Ourselves, Third Place, Acrylic 

Passing on the Torch, Third Place, Oil 

Eye, Third Place, 3-D Design

Glaess Family Totem Pole, Third Place, Watercolor 

Niceville High School Art Show, Niceville, FL

2010   Biggest Threat on Humanity: Ourselves, Honorable Mention, Acrylic 

Van Porter Student Artist of the Year Exhibition, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

2010  Viva La Vida, Honorable Mention (Student Category), Crayon and Ink

North West Florida Art Show, Pensacola, FL

2010   Starfish Girl, 2nd Place, Collage

Viva La Vida, Honorable Mention, Crayon and Ink

Mattie Kelly Okaloosa - Walton County Art Show, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

2010    Starfish Girl, 2nd Place, Collage

Viva La Vida, 2nd Place, Mixed Media

Blue Birds, Honorable Mention, Watercolor

Niceville High School Art Show, Niceville, FL

2008  Clay Soldier, 2nd Place, Pen & Ink

Niceville High School Art Show, Niceville, FL

2007   Artist of the Year - 8th Grade, Destin Middle School, Destin, FL

2006   Artist of the Year - School-Wide, Destin Middle School, Destin, FL

2003   Many Ways to Conserve, 3rd Place (Elementary Level), Marker

Energy Awareness Poster Contest, Spangdahlem, Germany (Spangdahlem Air Force Base)

TEACHING & INSTRUCTION

Oil Painting Youth & Adult Private Instructor (12yrs +), Freelance, 2014 - Present 

Maker Lab & Public Programming Consultant (All Ages), Allen County Public Library, 2021 - Present  

Adjunct Instructor (Certificate/Associates), Digital Film Academy - NYC, NY, 2019   

Teacher's Assistant (Graduate), CUNY - Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 2017-2019

Art Club Sponsor (9th-12th), North Panola High School, Sardis, MS, 2015-2016

Teacher (9th), North Panola High School, Sardis, MS, 2015-2016

Summer School Teacher (8th), Lafayette County Summer School, Abbeville, MS, 2015

Traveling Trunks Art Educator (K-5th), University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS, 2013-2015

Summer Camp Art Instructor (K-5th), University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS, 2013 & 2014

Tutor, Della Davidson Elementary School (1st-5th), Oxford, MS, 2013-2015​

Tutor, The LeapFrog Program (1st-3rd), Oxford, MS, 2013-2015​

PRESS

Cambridge Art Association. Solo Exhibition: Featured Artwork, "Colorado Springs." Instagram Post. September 29, 2021

Cambridge Art Association. Solo Exhibition: Featured Artwork, "Meadow Sunset." Instagram Post. August 27, 2021

Cambridge Art Association. Solo Exhibition: Bold Strokes. Instagram Post. July 7, 2021

Lenox Chamber of Commerce. Featured Booth, Lenox Spring Art Walk. Seasonal Newsletter. June 14, 2021

Visit Lenox. Featured Booth, Lenox Spring Art Walk. Instagram Post. June 9, 2021

Lenox Cultural District. Featured Booth, Lenox Spring Art Walk. Instagram Post. June 9, 2021

You + Me Gallery. Featured Artwork, "All in a Jumble." Instagram Post. May 17, 2021

Marking Lives COVID-19 Project. Featured Artwork, "Marked." Instagram Post. April 29, 2021

Cambridge Art Association. 5 Artists to Follow Now. Instagram Stories. December 25, 2020

Northwest Florida Daily News. Okaloosa County Art Students Recognized at the Van Porter Art Show. Online & Print.  November 14, 2010

Northwest Florida Daily News. Niceville Seniors Win Awards at Panhandle Art Show. Online & Print. October 9, 2010