Kerstin Glaess

Semi-Nomadic US Based || Brewster, MA - Longmeadow, MA - Destin​, FL

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

EDUCATION

2019     Master of Fine Arts - CinemaCity University of New York - Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2015     Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English, University of Mississippi​, Oxford, MS

Studied oil painting under Sue Carol Knight, 2006-2008

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

SHOWS

2021    Urgent Unity, Unprecedented Healing: Reflections from COVID, YOU+ME Gallery, Greenfield, MA 

2021    The Colors of Change, Monson Arts Council, Monson, MA 

2021    Reigning Cats and Dogs and all Creatures Great and Small, Artworks Gallery, Ware, MA 

2021    Change is in the Air, The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA 

2021    Artists for the Earth, Online, Earth Day Network, Washington, DC

2021     All Women, Online, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

2021     Landscapes, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

2021     Sapphire, Online, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX

2021     Landscapes, Online, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

2021     All Women, Online, Light Space & Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL

2021     Abstractions, Online, Blue Girl Gallery, Dallas, TX

2021     All Women, Online, J. Mane Gallery, Vorhees, NJ

2021    The Great Outdoors, Online, Gallery 5, VA

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

2020    Abstracts, Online, J. Mane Gallery, Vorhees, NJ

2020    Leaves and Petals, Online, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

2020    Waterscapes, Online, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

2020    Fins, Feathers, & Fur, Online, J. Mane Gallery, Vorhees, NJ

AWARDS, HONORS, & RECOGNITION

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 on 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)

MURALS

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

TEACHING

Visual Arts Youth & Adult Teacher, Freelance, 2014 - Present   

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

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

Art Club Co-Organizer/Teacher, (6th-12th), MS, 2015-2016

Teacher, (6th-12th), MS, 2015-2016

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 Leap Frog Program (1st-3rd), Oxford, MS, 2013-2015​

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

American Impressionists Society

Women's Caucus for Art - Central MA

Cambridge Art Association

Arts Worcester 

PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

Round Robin Audio, NYC

PRESS

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