Kerstin Roolfs

College Faculty:

Kerstin Roolfs, Humanities Faculty


Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, Ed.M. in Arts in Education, June 2007 • Promotion of Young Scholars Grant (Berliner Graduiertenförderung or NaFoeG), Berlin, 1994/96 and DAAD stipend (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst or DAAD) by the German Academic Exchange Service, New York 1995/96 • University of Fine Arts (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany, Master Student, Prof. Wolfgang Petrick, Berlin 1993 • FU & John F. Kennedy Institute, North American Studies and English Philology, 1986/87.

In 2006, Kerstin received her Early Childhood Credential of the American Montessori Society and fulfilled my student teaching at the Washington Market School. She was employed at the Cambridge Montessori School and the Montessori School of Manhattan and is currently teaching a two-year International Baccalaureate German course at the Brooklyn Friends School.

She has been tutoring children and adults in German of all levels for a decade, as a teacher at ABC Languages in Manhattan.

Visual arts education and awards

Kerstin Roolfs is a German/American artist whose work has addressed the themes of portraiture, sports, history and politics. Her text-based work is often inspired by great minds like Plato, Goethe, Sloterdijk, Hölderlin and Adonis.

She received a Master Student Certificate in Fine Arts from the University of Arts in Berlin Germany in the mid 90s and soon thereafter the city of Berlin awarded her its Promotion of Young Scholars Grant. She was also awarded the DAAD stipend (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions and part of numerous group exhibitions in the US, Canada, Russia and Europe, including two museum exhibitions in Germany.

She relocated from Berlin to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1994 and to the Bronx in 2016 where she currently lives and works.

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