Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Ongoing
Category:  Streetscape + Installations
City of Origin:  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Price:  Free


A custom stage design uniting art, audience, and performer in an immersive environment.


For the 2017 Eaux Claires Music & Art Festival, Kristina was selected to create an immersive, outdoor stage design for The Creek upon which Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Aaron Dessner (The National), and Francis and the Lights all performed. In 2018, she was commissioned to create the stage design for Andrea Gibson’s Hey Galaxy international tour. Other notable collaborations include backdrops for Little Scream, Shannon and the Clams, Ric Wilson, and WebsterX.

To be an installation artist is to be an architect of temporary space. A stage design, like installation art, is not merely a setting or backdrop, but a context to be aligned with content, an immersive world to be experienced for a limited time under a specific circumstance. It is in that space, where perception is held and magic is conjured. It is in that space, between the two worlds, where Kristina’s vision comes to life.


Kristina Rolander (stage designer) is an American installation artist, creating large-scale paintings and immersive environments, often collaborating with musicians on custom visuals for live performance. With diorama-inspired structures, hanging elements, and handpainted backdrops, she transforms ordinary space by uniting art, audience, and performer in a singular, transcendent experience.