Kristina Rolander

b. 1979, Santa Cruz, California, US
Lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


EDUCATION
2001   BFA with Honors, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI


CUSTOM BACKDROPS + STAGE DESIGN
2017   Through the Darkness, Rays of Light  { 2017 Be Visible Event } Planned Parenthood WI, Madison + Milwaukee WI
2017   Seussdrops { w/ WC Tank } Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee WI
2017   Glitchy Rainbow Forest
 { w/ Hello Death } Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee WI
2017   Tour de Fat, Battle of the Bands { w/ Ric Wilson } Schubas, Chicago IL
2017   Neon Forest Galaxy { w/ People Mixtape, Big Red Machine : Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner, Francis and the Lights } The Creek, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Eau Claire WI
2017   Alive & Fine Takes A Trip { storefront window for Bay View Gallery Night } Alive & Fine, Milwaukee WI
2017   A Very Dope Dance Party : Chance the Rapper + Kanye VS Kendrick Lamar + Dr. Dre { w/ Ric Wilson } Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2017   Arte Para Todos { w/ Reyna, Lex Allen } The Backroom at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
2017   AMFM : Maskerade { w/ Dxtr Spits, Barrett Keithley } Lost Arts, Chicago IL
2017   Arte Para Todos { w/ No/No, Taj, Suzie, Gas Station Sushi } Anodyne, Milwaukee WI
2017   Whips: Album Release { w/ Surgeons in Heat, Slow Walker } Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
2017   The Fatty Acids: Album Release { w/ Paper Holland, Dogs in Ecstasy } Linnemans, Milwaukee WI
2017   The Fatty Acids: Album Release { w/ Aloha Juice, Phat Nerdz, Zed Kenzo } Anodyne, Milwaukee WI
2017   Full Moon Karaoke and Variety Show, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   A Very Dirty Dance Party - Beyonce + JayZ VS Rihanna + Drake
{ w/ Rio Turbo } Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Little Scream { w/ Nightgown } Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
2016   New Boyz Club: Album Release { w/ Fox Face } Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   WebsterX: Golden Gala, Lindsay Building, Milwaukee WI
2016   Matt + Cait: Wedding Photo Backdrop, Madison WI
2016   Siamese { w/ Marielle Allschwang, Nightgown } Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Queen Tut - From Milwaukee to Brooklyn { w/ Friends } Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Counter Craft Night Market { outdoor stage w/ Johanna Rose, Siren, Lex Allen } Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Shannon and the Clams { w/ Dogs in Ecstasy, Phylums } Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Arte Para Todos { w/ New Age Narcissism, Group of the Altos, New Boyz Club, SinBad } Club Garibaldi, Milwaukee WI
2016   WebsterX : "Everything" Music Video, *production design
2016   Lorde Fredd33 : Album Release, Fire on Water, Milwaukee WI
2016   ARTdentity, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2015   5th Annual Holiday Hip Hop Benefit Show, Riverwest Public House, Milwaukee WI
2015   WebsterX : 4-14 Milwaukee Day Show, Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI


INSTALLATION
solo shows marked with *
2017    The Basement Show, ArtFly Gallery, Eau Claire WI
2015    00000 Ghost Show VI, Borderline, Milwaukee WI  
2014    MIAD Alumni Exhibition, Arts Mill, Grafton WI 
2014    Missing You, Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee WI * 
2014   Factory Open Studios, Toy Factory, Milwaukee WI 
2010   Generate 2010, Off-Campus Alumni Show, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design WI
2010   Spring Gallery Night, Hide House, Milwaukee WI
2010   Here and Now, Milwaukee Art Museum, Collaboration with Maureen McGinn, WI
2007  Maybe It Was All Okay, Afterall, Magpie Boutique and Gallery, San Diego CA *
2004  Mid-Wiz-Est, Stay Gold Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2001   Works in Progress, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT
2001   The Young and the Restless, Frederick Layton Gallery, MIAD, Milwaukee WI
2001   MIAD Senior Thesis Show, Gaslight Building, Milwaukee WI


OTHER PROJECTS + EXHIBITIONS
2017   Inside Job, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WIpainting
2017   After Gallery : Grand Opening, Milwaukee WIbackdrop painting
2016   Black Cat Alley Project Gala, Kenilworth Building, Milwaukee WIbackdrop painting
2016   Spring Gallery Night, Meraki, Milwaukee WIbackdrop painting
2016   My Candle Burns At Both Ends, Hot Pop Gallery, Milwaukee WIbackdrop painting
2015   The Wisconsin Dinner Party, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee WI, painting
2015   45 North Squared, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac WI, painting
2013   Before I Die : Milwaukee Wall, Sky High Skateboard Shop and Gallery, Milwaukee WI, public art
2008  Au Printemps! Magpie Boutique and Gallery, San Diego CA, painting


CURATORIAL
2017   A Very 90s Dance Party : 90s HipHop & RNB VS The End of Summer, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2017   A Very Dope Dance Party : Chance the Rapper + Kanye VS Kendrick Lamar + Dr. Dre
, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2017   Arte Para Todos 2017 Poster Series, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   A Very Dirty Dance Party : Beyonce + JayZ VS Rihanna + Drake
, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Arte Para Todos 2016 Poster Series, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI


AWARDS + RESIDENCIES
2016  Artist Residency, Stage Design, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI, creation and installation of custom backdrops for select shows and bands 
2001  Artist Residency, Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT { August, 4 weeks }
2001  Partial Fellowship, Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT
2001  Best of Show Award, MIAD Senior Thesis Show, Milwaukee WI
1997   Academic Excellence 4-Year Scholarship, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design WI


COLLECTIONS
Planned Parenthood "Through the Darkness, Rays of Light"
Cactus Club "Op Art Psychedelia"
Company Brewing "Full Moon 1970s Variety Show Color Explosion"
Little Scream "Neon Abstract Galaxy"

Company Brewing "New Boyz Club Trilogy"
Siamese "Geological Set"
Company Brewing "90s Neon Explosion"
Shannon and the Clams "Bizarro Jungle"


VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS, LECTURES + PANELS, TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
2017    Dream Job, Panelist, Curtin School - 8th Grade, Milwaukee WI
2017    Women in the Music Industry, Panelist, Girls Rock MilwaukeeMilwaukee WI
2017    Teacher Assistant, Humboldt Park School, Milwaukee WI
2016    Teacher Assistant, Humboldt Park School, Milwaukee WI
2010    
Visiting Artist, Lecturer, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI
2002   Visiting Artist Workshop, Installation Art, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee WI
2001    Teacher Assistant, Precollege Program, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI 
2000   Teacher Assistant, Artists Working in Education, Milwaukee WI
2000   Teacher Assistant, Precollege Program, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI 


PUBLICATIONS + PRESS
Macek, Katy: "Catch it before it’s gone: ArtFly to hold four-hour pop-up gallery", Leader-Telegram, October 19 2017
Kneevers, Kat, Review, "Alumni Return for 'Inside Job' at MIAD", WisconsinGazette, August 24 2017
Herbert, Edyn, 
Audio Interview“The Spirit of the Eaux Claires Music Festival”, WUWM 89.7, June 24 2017
Gurpreet: "Interview - Kristina Rolander on creating immersive environments and large-scale paintings", Pixpa, January 26 2017
Burich, Amelinda: 
“Painting the Milwaukee Music Scene”, 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, August 1 2016.
Imig, Nate, Backdrop featured from Arte Para Todos 2016“MILWAUKEE with John Gurda: Bayview (Episode 5)”, 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, April 27 2016.
Williams-Ng, Stacey: “Usable Space Exhibits the Uncommon and Poetic”, JSOnline, May 13 2014.
Antlfinger, Carrie, Interview“'Before I Die' Walls Inspire, Motivate”, Associated Press, December 4 2013.
Simonson, Lisa: “What do you want to do before you die?”, OnMilwaukee.com, November 17 2013.
Schumacher, Mary Louise: “'Before I Die ... ' wall goes up in Bay View”, JSOnline, November 5 2013.
Kacner, Krystal, Interview“Artwork in Milwaukee asks what you want to do before you die”Fox6Now.com, November 5 2013.
Schumacher, Mary Louise: “Candy Chang's 'Before I Die...' comes to Milwaukee”, JSOnline, October 22,2013.
Art is Moving, Interview, "I Am An Artist: Kristina Rolander, Wisconsin", ArtIsMoving.com, October 11 2011.
Seymour, Rebecca: "The Value of an Art Education", Metroparent Magazine, August 2010
Schumacher, Mary Louise: “A Few Pix from MAM After Dark”, JSOnline, March 15 2010.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Admissions Postcard, 2001
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Admissions Catalog, 1999-2000