Karin Fisslthaler is a multi-talented artist known in the fields of fine art, experimental film, electronic music, and as a university lecturer. Her creative endeavors encompass a wide range of mediums, including videos, film works, collages, and installations. The artistic focus primarily revolves around the utilization of found footage, such as cinematic and pop-cultural artifacts, in order to explore the retroactive effect of media on notions of identity, communication, relationships, and the self.
In 2003, Karin Fisslthaler embarked on a music career under the pseudonym Cherry Sunkist. This solo project merges experimental electronic pop music with various styles and musical elements. Cherry Sunkist has released two solo albums, an EP, and has performed at concerts throughout  Austria and Europe. Many contributions and collaborations have followed. Karin Fisslthaler‘s artistic works have been showcased at prestigious international film festivals, museums, galleries, and exhibitions. Some notable venues include Transmediale Berlin, the Ann Arbor Film Festival in Michigan, the Copenhagen Short Film Festival, Kunsthaus Vienna, LENTOS Art Museum Linz, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Fotohof Salzburg, and MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Karin Fisslthaler has been represented by Gallery Raum mit Licht Vienna and garnered recognition with awards such as the Video and Media Art award from the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, the Sponsorship Award for the Arts from the Cultural Fund of the City of Salzburg, and the Award for Sound and Music at the Best Austrian Animation Festival. Her works are included in renowned collections such as the MOMA and Princeton Library (included in the artbook series „Moby Dick Filet“), The Committee for Visual Arts of the City of Copenhagen, and the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg.

The Space between us, IFK – International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna (AT)
I miss you, Galeria CULT, Alghero (IT); 
Once the day will come, QDK artvideoloop, Raum D, Museumsquartier, Vienna (AT);
We ́re like Crystal, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT);
Franz Bergmüller/ Karin Fisslthaler, Fotohof Salzburg (AT);
Parallaxe 11 – Karin Fisslthaler & Nathalie Koger, Memphis Memphis, Linz (AT);
The Broken Telephone – Karin Fisslthaler & Diana Artus, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT),
Final Cuts, Startgallery MUSA, Vienna (AT);
The Third Place – Karin Fisslthaler & Bernd Oppl, Kunstraum Goethestrasse xtd, Linz (AT);
Expedition Sonar – Karin Fisslthaler & Richard Eigner, Lentos Art Museum Linz (AT);
Rabbits of Desire
Der Kranke Hase” – within the frame of capital of Europe 2009, Kunstraum Goethestrasse, Linz (AT)

Best Off – Outside in (Works from the Collections of LENTOS Art Museum/ Nordico & Upper Austria), University of Arts, Linz (AT);
Vienna Art Week Open Studios, Vienna (AT);
Austriamentis- Ritratti di Passione, Austrian Cultural Forum, Rome (IT);
Unruly & Undisciplined, Parallel Vienna (AT);
Open Studios: Work in Slow Motion, Cité des Arts, Paris (FR);

Art Purchases of the Country of Salzburg 2020-22, Traklhaus Salzburg (AT)
Well Behaved, CultureLab LIC, New York City (US);
When the wind blows, Kunsthaus Vienna (AT);
By Visceral Effect, StartaArta Gallery, New York City (US);
Contemporary Video Art Exhibition, Bangkok Art & Culture Center (THA);
Art Advertisement Pillars, Public Space, City of Salzburg & Hallein (AT);
Das Objekt im Fokus. Fotografie aus der Sammlung SpallArt, Collection SpallArt Salzburg (AT);
Domino, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT)
AUSTRIAMENTIS-COLLECTION1, Casa Manno Museum, Alghero (IT);
Art Cinema (Auf ins Wolkenkuckucksheim), OK Centrum im Oberösterreichischen Kulturquartier, Linz (AT);
Transmission. Gallery Schnitzler & Lindsberger, Graz (AT);
Wunderkammer Oberösterreich – El Dorado (ob der Enns), Oberösterreichisches Kulturquartier, Linz (AT);
Nico – Wie kann die Luft so schwer sein an einem Tag an dem der Himmel so blau ist, Institute for Modern Art, Nürnberg (DE);
Paper Positions, Lichthof der Deutschen Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz, Berlin (DE);
A recolllection of resonances, bb15, Linz (AT);
A Passenger, Salzburger Kunstverein, Mirabellpavillon (AT);
Kunstlitfaßsäulen, Franz-Josefs Kai, Salzburg (AT)
Geld in der Kunst, Traklhaus Salzburg (AT);
Faceless, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin (DE);
Fragments of Belief, Gallery Kuckei+Kuckei, Berlin (DE);
trust*us: The Art of Friendship, 5020, Salzburg (AT);
Philm, Gallery of the University of Arts Linz (AT);
Alice Twisted World, OK Centrum Linz (AT);
Without Camera, Hopstreet Gallery, Brüssel (BE);
Elemente des realen Lebens – Fotomontage und -collage in der
österreichischen Gegenwartskunst, 
Search Form, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT);
Monitoring (DOKfest Kassel), Kulturbahnhof, Kassel (DE);
The Body Politic, Gallery of Photography, Dublin (IRL)
Unframed, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna(AT);
Curated by, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT);
Splace 02, Gallery of the University of Arts Linz (AT);
recommended by, Easyupstream, München (D);
In der Kubatur des Kabinetts, Fluc, Vienna (AT);
Unframed, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT);
Experimental Video Art Exhibition, BACC-Bankok Art and Culture Center, Thailand (TH);
Das kleine Grafikkabinett – ausgewähle Arbeiten aus der Sammlung, studio gallery of the art collection OÖ, Linz (AT);
Transposition.Change, DOK, St. Pölten (AT);
If this is the answer, what is the question? Sound:Frame Festival, exhibition, MAK, Vienna (AT);
Medium:Körper, Kunstverein Koelnberg, Köln, (DE)
Baldachini, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT);
In the flesh, Kunstverein das weisse haus, Vienna (AT);

Ann Arbor Film Festival; Michigan (US);
Sunday Screening Film Film Festival, Cité des Arts, Paris (FR);
Diagonale, Graz (AT);
Crossing Europe/Local Artists, Linz (AT)
Filmfest Dresden (DE);
Sotto le Stelle Dell`Austria, Austrian Cultural Forum Rome (IT)
Animaphix – Int. Animation Film Festival, Palermo (IT);
Underdox – Int. Film Festival, Munich (DE);
Best Austrian Animation Festival, Filmcasino Vienna (AT);
dotdotdot Filmfestival, Vienna (AT);
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (AT);
Crossing Europe Filmfestival/ Local Artist Section, Linz (AT);
Amos Vogel Atlas, Austrian Film Musem, Vienna (AT);
International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE);
International Women’s Film Festival, Dortmund (DE);
International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE); Film:art 80 / Recycled Film History, Bremen (DE); Diagonale, Graz (AT); Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz (AT);
Avant-Pop Special Report – Austrian Drifters, Austrian Film Museum (AT); MIT Linda Christanell, Blickle Cinema, Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT); Best of Vienna Independent Shorts, Cinema Foaje, Febiofest Bratislava (SVK); body.film, program of filmkoop Vienna, La Lumière, Montreal (CAN); This is not America, program of the Austrian Film Museum, Diagonale Graz (AT); Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna (AT); Durch den Film – Kader, Körper, Haut und die dokumentarische Form, documentary film week Hamburg (DE); 8x8x8 – Alive when we left, dotdotdot Film Festival, Volkskundemuseum Wien (AT)
Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna (AT); International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE); Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (AT); Diagonale, Graz (AT);
Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (AT); Steirischer Herbst, Schubertkino, Graz (AT); Cinema Next Film Nights (Gartenbau Vienna, Das Kino Salzburg, Movienmento Linz) (AT);
DokFest – Documentary Film Festival, Kassel (DE); Split Film Festival, Croatia (HR); Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE); Vienna Independent Shorts/ Trips and Trance, Vienna (AT); EMAF -European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck (DE); Diagonale, Graz (AT);International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE); Tisfest/Retrospective, ACF, Istanbul (TR); Screening, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw (PL);

Filmfestival Münster (DE); Espresso Filmfestival, Vienna (AT); Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo (BA); Go Shorts- International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen (NL); Hamburg Int. Short Film Festival Highlights II (DE); Copenhagen Short Film Festival (DK); Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (AT); Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna (AT)

– Sound Composition for »autoclonography« (2- Channel Video Installation) by Johanna Bruckner
– Soundmix for »We Cascade« (Video Work) by Johanna Bruckner, Tina Frank, Claudia Rohrmoser, Dagmar Schürrer, Ars Electronica Linz (AT)
2022 Soundscape for »The Shell« (Immersive Installation) by Lisa Hinterreithner
2020 Live A/V Performance »*WOMEN (VALIE)«  for »Hommage á VALIE EXPORT«, Opening, LENTOS Art Museum Linz
2016 Live Music for »The Bolaño Project Part II« (Theatre Performance) by notfoundyet
2011 Songs & Sound Design for »Linger« (Theatre Performance) by notfoundyet
since 2003 Electronic Music Solo Project »Cherry Sunkist«,  Releases, Collaborations and Concerts in Austria and Abroad

2022 Award Winner in the Category Sound/Music, Best Austrian Animation Festival, Vienna
2020 Sponsorship Award for the Arts, Cultural Fond of the City of Salzburg
2019 Annual Scholarship Award for Media Art from the Country of Salzburg
2018 Annual Scholarship Award from the graduate association “forum”, University of Arts, Linz
2016 Award of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria for Video – and Media Art
2013 Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz/ Creative Region Music Video Award
2011 Elektronikland – award of the City of Salzburg for electronic music
2010 Honorary Mention/ Stuttgarter Filmwinter/ International Competition
2010 Annual Award of the des SKE- Music fond Austria
2009 Start – Scholarship of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria for Video – and Media art
2009 Scholarship of the University of Arts in Linz
2008 Award for the Promotion of Talents (Music), Country of Upper Austria

2023 Cité Internationale des Arts Paris (FR)/ Residency scholarship/cultural department of the country of Salzburg
2022 KOFOMI, composers forum, Mittersill (AT)
2020 Bosa, Sardinia (IT)/ Residency scholarship / cultural department of the country of Salzburg
2016 Milchhof, Berlin (GER)/Residency scholarship / cultural department of the country of Salzburg 
2014 ACF, Warsaw (PL) /Residency scholarship/ cultural department of the country of Salzburg
2013 RKZ Residency Goleb, Amsterdam (NL)
2012 Residency scholarship Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports of Austria (Egon Schiele Art Center, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic)
2010 Residency scholarship “Urban Interventions”, European Union, Cultural Capital of Europe (Tallinn, Estonia)

»Artothek« of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; MUSA/Wien Museum, Vienna; Art Collection of the Federal State of Upper Austria; Art Collection of the Federal State of Salzburg/ MDM Salzburg; Art Collection of »Landesgalerie« Upper Austria; Art Collection of the City of Linz; LENTOS Art Museum; Austrian Film Museum Depot; The Committee for Visual Arts/City of Copenhagen; MOMA New York Library & Princeton University Library (Moby Dick Filet); Collection SpallartArthotel Blaue Gans, Salzburg; private in Austria and abroad

– Degree in Experimental Design/ Department of Fine Arts/ University of Arts in Linz/Austria (studies with Herbert Lachmayer/Vadim Fishkin/Andrea van der Straeten)
– PhD/ Artistic Research/University of Arts in Linz/Austria. (studies with Thomas Macho)

• Oct 2018- Present Lecturer for Film, Video & time based Media, Institute of Art Education, Department of Artistic Practice, University of Arts Linz (AT)
• June 2023 Guest Critique at MA Presentations, Institute of Fine Arts & Media Art, Department of TransArts, University of Applied Arts Vienna (AT)
• Oct 2022 – Feb 2023 Lecturer for Collage & Photograpy, Institute for Media Design, Department of Visual Communication, University of Arts Linz (AT)
• Oct 2022 – Feb 2023 Lecturer for Sound Basics, Institute for Media Design, Department of Visual Communication, University of Arts Linz (AT)
• Oct 2020 – Feb 2021 Senior Lecturer, Institute of Art Education, Department of Artistic Practice, University of Arts Linz (AT)
• April 2020 – June 2020 Visiting Artist & Focus Week Leader, Institute of Arts & Society, Department of Social Design, University of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT)
• Jan 2020 Guest Critique at BA & MA Presentations, Institute of Arts & Society, Department of Social Design, University of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT)
• Oct 2014 – June 2015 Lecturer for Introduction to problems of contemporary art and public, Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Experimental Art, University of Arts Linz (AT)