Kirsten Stingle’s sculptures respond to a modern paradox: a wired and globally connected world that creates individual isolation. Working in the genre of narrative ceramics, Kirsten fuses her richly detailed porcelain figures with mixed-media to further our understanding of ourselves, others, and our place within the contemporary world. She strives to reveal human commonalities, exposing layers of both light and shadow that thrive underneath our polite societal veneer. Kirsten also uses antique relics to further the narrative and remind the viewer of the inescapable pull of our shared human history.
Kirsten has been represented at national and international museum exhibitions, such as Museo MACRO, Testaccio in Rome, Italy, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Harn Museum and Barton College of Art. In addition, Kirsten has participated in international exhibitions such as SOFA, Aqua: Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, Art Palm Springs, and Art Manila. Further she has gained curatorial experience as co-curator of “Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics,” and “Sacred and Profane,” and “Deconstructing the Conversation.” Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Kapp Foundation, the Addams Family Foundation, and the Cafesjian Foundation.