This year, Kristi Lin’s artwork has focused on change – how we cope, notice, and embrace all the changes that come our way. Catching the shifting sunlight in her transparent sculptures or painting with tea that was once alive, Kristi incorporates change as an important element of the artwork itself.


With society changing at the blink of an eye, Kristi’s detail-oriented and plant-based work encourages us to come close, pause, and reflect on our surroundings. Kristi has previously exhibited at the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego and designs landscapes throughout San Diego as a licensed landscape architect.

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

Current   Falling Waters Landscape, Inc., Landscape Designer, Project Manager

Current   AjA Project, Teaching Artist

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

Solo Exhibition

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

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