Was born in Copenhagen, Denmark where she graduated from the Royal Colleage of Art from the painting and Graphic department in 1999. Since then she has participated in various shows both in galleries and museums in Denmark and abroad.
When she first exhibited in the Unites States in 2003 she was part of the group “Quirky Girls” that showed at the DCA Gallery on 22 nd street in Chelsea, NYC. The same show was invited to Horsens Museum of Art in Denmark, where it was nominated for a prize. In 2004 Staerk was in The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)  In 2004 Staerk got accepted to be at the P prestigious program ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) in New York and decided to stay in the city here.

The artist’s pictorial universe is inspired by her adopted city, New York andher hometown, Copenhagen, her hometown. The frenzy of NY, its myriad of people and its irresistible vivacity is a contrast to the tranquil Danish city where nature and design play a part in both urban and home life. She continue to keep up with exhibiting in both her hometown and New York.

In New York Staerk has participated in Art Fairs such as: Scope, Art Basel, Miami 2005, the Armory Show and have showed at The Salvatorre Ferregamo Gallery, NYC in 2006. In 2008 she did a big wall art mural at the Dune design store in Tribeca. In Denmark, 2013 she did a commission for Danfoss a danish company and later the same year she got a huge assignment to do several wall murals in a new court house in Denmark.