Isolde Kille is a contemporary German-American artist known for her experimental approach working in all media. In her installations she often presents unexpected juxtapositions of forms, materials and ideas that suggest new associations and narratives. Whether utilizing fabrics such as silk or linen, photographic prints combining them with earth or sun exposures Kille's oeuvre explores decomposition, light, and environment.  “I let the moods come in ...", she explains.

Kille's work is both abstract and cerebral, often exploring the power of imagination. Her focus is to describe an awareness between the existing conditions and a fictional environment.




Born in Welver, Germany, Isolde Kille studied painting, photography and film at the art academies in Berlin and Dresden, finishing her studies with a master’s degree in fine arts (Meisterschüler) at the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany. 


As a graduate student in Berlin, Kille was involved in several independent art initiatives which brought Kille into dialogue with the international art community and inspired her to travel to New York. Feeling more creatively liberated in the United States, in 1998 Kille made New York City her home, and embarked on a productive period. Isolde has shown domestically and internationally at venues such as: Kunstwerke and Kunsthaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany; John Gibson Gallery, John Weber Gallery; Lital Mehr Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY; Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Florida, among others. 


Since 2012, Kille lives and works in the beginning of Rocky Mountains near Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. She prefers to work on the land surrounded by Nature and over longer periods in time. In 2020, she founded the art space Timespecifics where she curates local events and on-line exhibitions exploring dialogue between humans and the natural realms, emphasizing her interest in Climate Crisis. 


Since January 2021 she is an artist at Vital Spaces Santa Fe, where she currently transforms a former old Guess store in a Fashion Outlet mall into an alternate Reality titled Constellation XYX. Constellation XYZ is also the stage for a film project. Manipulating everyday materials and imagery in order to examine art’s relation to social experience, Kille is interested in the interplay of concealment and exposure, action and reaction, both in and outside the traditional gallery space.