Kerstin Bruchhäuser, born in 1974, lives and works in Hamburg. From 1999 to 2005 she studied illustration and communication design at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW). This was also when she started creating her first textile images. In 2009 she embarked on a doctorate in art and design at Weimar’s Bauhaus University, which she completed with a PhD. Her thesis was on the topic “Text on Used Textiles in Contemporary Art”.
Numerous exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg and Weimar as well as scholarships at the Bauhaus Research School have since marked her path.
A period of living in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2007 had a great influence on her textile, artistic work, which is also widely acknowledged there. In 2018 Kerstin Bruchhäuser is featured in the exhibition “The World of Frida“ in Walnut Creek, California. Since 2014 the designer has also been a lecturer for textile design at HAW Hamburg.