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
2019 - Present Falling Waters Landscape, Inc., Principal Landscape Architect
2021 AjA Project, Teaching Artist
2017 - 2019 Schmidt Design Group, Inc., Landscape Designer
2022 Borrowed Scenery, Japanese American National Museum
2021 - 2022 BLEND, Paru Tea, San Diego, CA
2021 Borrowed Scenery, Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
2021 – Current Permanent Gateway Sculpture at Burke Gliman Playground Park, Seattle, WA
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