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

INSTALLATION ART
collaborations marked with ** // solo shows marked with *
2020   FLOURISH Festival, Crystal Cave Galaxy, TBD, Fredericton NB Canada
2020    True/False Film Festival, Neon Forest Remix II, The Atrium, Columbia MO
2020    Neon Forest Remix, Immersive Mural Installation, Snack Boys Snack Bar, Milwaukee WI

2019   Up Here Festival 5, Cotton Candy Confetti Dream, The Grand Theatre; Crystal Cave Remix, Zigs; Neon Forest Mystic Remix, Little Montreal, Sudbury ON Canada
2019   In the Soil Arts Festival, Mystic Magic Forest, The Hub Mainstage, St. Catharines ON Canada
2019   FLOURISH Festival, Neon Forest Remix  {w/ Bleu Nuit, Lex Leosis, Lemongrab}  The Capital Bar, Fredericton NB Canada
2019   True/False Film Festival, Neon Forest Remix, The State Theatre at The Blue Note, Columbia MO
2019   NEWaukee: Sensorial, A Masquerade Ball, Crystal Cave Remix, Saint Kate Arts Hotel, Milwaukee WI

2018   Up Here Festival 4, Glitchy Neon Night Forest  {w/Chandra, Mauno, Efrim Manual Menuck}  Townehouse Tavern, Sudbury ON Canada
2018   Wassaic Project Summer Festival, Crystal Cave Remix, Outdoor Mainstage, Wassaic NY
2018   In the Soil Arts Festival, Crystal Cave, The Hub Mainstage, St. Catharines ON Canada
2018   American Klassiks  {w/Klassik, Johanna Rose, SistaStrings}  Not A Venue, Milwaukee WI
2018   Andrea Gibson, Hey Galaxy Tour  {w/Chastity Brown}  Various Venues, USA and Canada
2018   Temple Tantrum Festival, Psychedelic Jungle, The Temple Arts Center, Denver CO

2017   Eaux Claires Music Festival, Neon Forest Galaxy {w/People Mixtape, Big Red Machine, Francis and the Lights} The Creek Stage, Eau Claire WI
2017   Ric Wilson, Tour de Fat Battle of the Bands
Schubas, Chicago IL
2017   Planned Parenthood WI, Through the Darkness, Rays of Light, Madison and Milwaukee WI
2017   Hello Death, Glitchy Rainbow Forest, Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee WI
2017Arte Para Todos Festival {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 Festival {w/No/No, Taj, Suzie, Gas Station Sushi} Anodyne, Milwaukee WI  **WC Tank
2017   Whips, Album Release Show {w/ Surgeons in Heat, Slow Walker} Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI  **WC Tank
2017   The Fatty Acids, Album Release Show {w/Paper Holland, Dogs in Ecstasy} Linnemans, Milwaukee WI  **WC Tank
2017   The Fatty Acids, Album Release Show {w/Aloha Juice, Phat Nerdz, Zed Kenzo} Anodyne, Milwaukee WI  **WC Tank
2017   Full Moon Karaoke and Variety Show, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2017    The Basement Show, ArtFly Gallery, Eau Claire WI


2016   Shannon and the Clams, Bizarro Jungle, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Little Scream, Neon Abstract Galaxy, 
Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
2016   New Boyz Club, Album Release Show {w/Fox Face} Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Siamese {w/Marielle Allschwang, Nightgown} Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Queen Tut, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI
2016   Arte Para Todos Festival, Club Garibaldi, Milwaukee WI
2016   Lorde Fredd33, Album Release Show, Fire on Water, Milwaukee WI
2016   ARTdentity, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI

2015   WebsterX, 4-14 Milwaukee Day Show, Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
2015   5th Annual Holiday Hip Hop Benefit Show
, Riverwest Public House, Milwaukee WI
2015    00000 Ghost Show VI, Borderline, Milwaukee WI

OTHER PROJECTS + EXHIBITIONS
2019   Klassik, "ACTIVE" Music Video, Set Design
2019   Surgeons in Heat, "By the End of the Night" Music Video, Set Design
2019   Curta, "Flash Point" Music Video, Set Design
2019   30x30x30 Exhibition: Smallscapes, Mixed Media Painting, Var Gallery, Milwaukee WI
2019   Hot Melty Rainbow Summer, Community Mural, Mitchell Park, Milwaukee WI  **with AWE
2018   ArtFly X, ArtFly Gallery, Eau Claire WI, Painting
2018   
Tapebenders: We Are All Gone, Album Art
2016   WebsterX, "Everything" Music Video, Set Design
2016   My Candle Burns At Both Ends, Mixed Media Painting, Hot Pop Gallery, Milwaukee WI
2015   The Wisconsin Dinner Party, Painting, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee WI
2015   45 North Squared, Mixed Media Painting, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac WI
2013   Before I Die: Milwaukee Wall, Sky High Skateboard Shop and Gallery, Milwaukee WI, Community Mural

CURATORIAL
2016-2018 Dance Party Series. A curated and themed event meant to fuse music and art. Featured local DJs, a surprise musical perfomance, artist-created posters, and stage design. Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI  **with Joey Grihalva

2016-2018 Arte Para Todos Festival Poster Series. A curated poster series to accompany Arte Para Todos Festival. Featured local Milwaukee artists. Each artist made a custom poster for their assigned venue, to promote shows leading up to and during Arte Para Todos Festival.

AWARDS and RESIDENCIES
2020  Artist Grant, Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art, Milwaukee WI
2016  Award, Best of 2016 Portfolios, Pixpa.com
2001  Artist Residency, Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT { August, 4 weeks }
2001  Partial Fellowship, Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

COLLECTIONS
True/False Film Festival "Neon Forest Remix"
Trouble Bar + Spirits "Crystal Cave"
Not A Venue "Amerikan Klassiks" 
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"

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS
Fredrich, Lori. "Snack Boys sets the magical March dates for their big move to the East Side," onMilwaukee.com, February 6 2020 
Bikini Burger. “Up Here 5 x CKLU Special Content, Interview with Kristina Rolander,” CKLU.CA 96.7, August 16 2019
Henschel, Steve. “In the Soil Hub grows in year 11,” NiagaraThisWeek.com, June 4 2019
Cuzner, Mitch. “Flourish Festival 5 - The Highlight Reel,” HalifaxBloggers.com, April 29 2019
Salazar, Rebecca. “FLOURISH FEST: DAY 2 – PIGMENTS, PUPPIES, AND MAGICAL FORESTS,” NotYourBoysClub.com, April 29 2019
Wang, Runjie. “More than movies: Don’t miss True/False’s art installations,” VoxMagazine.com, February 21 2019
Bikini Burger. “Up Here 5 x CKLU Special Content, Interview with Kristina Rolander,” CKLU.CA 96.7, August 17 2018
Grihalva, Joey: "The artists pushing modern stage design forward", 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, May 29 2018
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.