Kathryn Stemwedel
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  Kathryn Stemwedel
St. Paul, MN | 651.895.3258


Kathryn Stemwedel is a painter, poet and teacher living in St. Paul, Minnesota with her daughters. Privately taught in Chicago, Illinois and Florence, Italy, Kathryn has also attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Florence Academy of Art and St. Olaf College.


Academia Riaci di Firenze,  Florence, Italy | 1998-2001
Corso di Pittura (equivalent to BFA)

Florence Academy of Arts, Florence, Italy | 1999

School of Representational Art, Chicago, IL | 1995-1996
Classical Drawing Studies

School of the Art Institute of Chicago | 1994-1995
Painting & Drawing

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN | 1992
Bachelor of Arts Degree

Private Teachers

Richard Serrin, Florence, Italy
Served as studio artist executing chalk studies for commissions, grinding paint and preparing ground for artist's supports as well as other studio chores.

Ginny Sykes, Chicago, IL
Study of European Renaissance painting techniques and copying in the gallery.

Patrick Betudier, Montflacon, France
Dutch-inspired tempera techniques


Twin Cities Fine Arts Gallery Guide | 2007
Image of "Funeral Procession" used to highlight Joan of Art Gallery


Northside Arts Council | Member


Private Teacher
Painting & Drawing

Families Opening Doors Project
Northside Arts Collective, Minneapolis, MN

Creative faction of a team who helps families in crisis change their lives.

Art Adventure Speaker
St. Paul Public Schools, in conjunction with MIA

Presenting art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collection to grade school students.

Restoration Artist for Semple Mansion
100 W. Franklin, Minneapolis, MN
September 2005-August 2006

Restored turn of century frescos, painted original frescos and murals, designed wine cellar, bridal room, bridal bathroom, chose colors, fabrics, lighting  and furniture, worked as art and decorating consultant with owner, Kristi Oman, Restored ballroom.

Freelance artist and private art teacher
Saint Paul Public Schools, St. Paul, MN

Youth Art Teacher for Summer Smarts program
Rondo Education Center, Hamline-Hancock Elementary School
Summer Terms 2005-2007

Fiscal Director and Classroom assistant
Saint Paul Community Education, St. Paul, MN
July 2005-present

Fiscal director and classroom assistant to after-school French Club. Registration of students for Community Education classes, supervision and oversight of after-school French curriculum and operation. Contact for parent information and hiring of instructors.

Vintage Restorations
St. Paul MN

Interior/exterior decorative painter. Execution of frescos, faux finishes, victorian color palette selection, and general interior painting.


  Read Kathryn's statement about her work as a representational painter.

Artist + Muralist + Colorist