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Kirsten Stromberg was born in San Francisco, USA and currently lives in Italy teaching art at Syracuse University in Florence. Her work investigates issues of representation and perception through various media from sound to video to collage, installation and painting.
Stromberg graduated a Senior Fellow from Dartmouth College in 1995 focusing on experimental music, sound sculpture, sound installation and painting. In 2005 she completed her MFA in Arts and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA with her thesis 'Negotiating Desire' exploring the intersections between poststructuralist feminism and buddhist concepts of non-duality in contemporary art practice. She has lectured and taught at several universities and art institutes throughout Italy including Washington University in St Louis-Florence Campus, Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences, Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute of Art in Florence and Florence University in the Arts. Her work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Florence, London, Copenhagen and Berlin.
Courses that she teaches at Syracuse University in Florence include Introductory Painting, Special Topics in Painting: Intermediate and Advanced Studio, and Mixed Media: Poetics of Place and The Everyday.