429 Beach Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019     christina.conklin@gmail.com      650-712-1671



Awards, Fellowships, Residencies

Mesa Refuge writing residency, Pt. Reyes Station, CA                                                  2018
Finalist, Fulbright/National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship,                           2015

“Ocean as Mirror: Creative Responses to Sea Level Rise”

Dennis Leon Scholarship Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco                2014

Barbara Shapiro Award, New Beat International Show, Hong Kong Polytechnic              2011

Best in Textiles Award, Stillwell Show, San Francisco State University                           2011

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, “The Gaelic Language and Culture in Scotland”               1990-91



Master of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco                                  2012-14

B.A. with high honors (religious studies), Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT                1986-90


Art Exhibitions

“Worlds in the Making: New Ecological Rituals,” University of San Francisco                   2016

“50/50: 50 Works in 50 Days,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA                                   2015

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA                         2014

“Hooray for All Kinds of Things,” CCA College Galleries, Oakland, CA                             2014

Three-person show, Rowboat Gallery, Pacific City, OR                                                  2012

“Fiber Options,” Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD                                           2012

“Coastal Fiberarts,” Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR                                         2011



Atlas of Disappearing Places: Coasts and Oceans in a Time of Climate Change,

co-authoring with Marina Psaros (to be published by The New Press, 2019)                     2016-present

“Art is Therapy,” review, DailyServing.com                                                                    2014

“Immanence: Reconsidering the Spiritual in Art,” MFA Thesis                                          2014

“How Textiles Are Saving the World,” Surface Design Journal                                          2013


Teaching and Speaking

King Tides participatory art walk, Exploratorium, San Francisco                                       2017

“Tideline as Timeline” participatory guided walks (series)                                                2015-present

Artist in Residence, San Mateo County Sea Level Rise

Vulnerability Assessment Project                                                                                   2015-6

“Pilgrimage,” guest lecture, San Francisco Art Institute                                                   2015