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Kristi Lin’s artwork is captivated by change – how we cope, notice, and embrace all the changes in society and in our own lives.

Catching the shifting sunlight in her weavings and constructing landscapes and public art that fade, bloom, and decay, Kristi invites us to dwell in the impermanence of nature and what we can learn from it. We cannot alter the past nor control the present, so how do we adapt to our changing reality? 

Kristi presented a four-month solo exhibition at the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego and designs landscapes throughout San Diego as a licensed landscape architect. She is currently commissioned for a permanent public artwork at a park in Seattle. In 2022, Kristi was honored as one of the Japanese American National Museum's 30 Changemakers Under 30. 

Photo credit: Beto Soto


Licensed Landscape Architect, LA-6729


2012 - 2017   University of California, Davis, BS: Landscape Architecture

2019   Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education: Metalworking and Textile Sculpture

Work Experience

2019 - Present  Falling Waters Landscape, Inc., Principal Landscape Architect

2021  AjA Project, Teaching Artist

2017 - 2019   Schmidt Design Group, Inc., Landscape Designer

Solo Exhibition

2022   Borrowed Scenery, Japanese American National Museum

2021 - 2022 BLEND, Paru Tea, San Diego, CA

2021   Borrowed Scenery, Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

Public Commissions


​2021 – Current   Permanent Gateway Sculpture at Burke Gliman Playground Park, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions

2020   #ExpressYourVote, League of Women Voters of San Diego

2020   Orange County Zine Fest, Anaheim Public Library, IG Takeover

2018   Landscape Architecture Art Showcase, American Society of Landscape Architects San Diego

Fellowships and Awards

2022    Japanese American National Museum 30 Under 30 Changemaker

2020 - 2021   Civil Liberties Artist Fellowship, The AjA Project

2017   Cultural Landscape Fellow, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

2017   National Olmsted Scholar Finalist, The Landscape Architecture Foundation

2012 - 2017   Regents Scholar, UC Davis

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