World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations

Christina Conklin

Christina Conklin
Half Moon Bay, California USA
christina.conklin@gmail.com

ABOUT

My work addresses issues of impermanence and imperfection, both in the human and the natural world, in ways that are based in personal experience yet strive to point at universal truths. I am particularly interested in the lives of women and mothers, who hold the fabric of their families together amidst challenge and change, and in the religious impulse that people express in diverse ways around the world. I primarily work with silk, including well-worn found fabrics and fabrics I have distressed and dyed. I live in Half Moon Bay with my husband and two children.

PUBLICATONS

Author, “Ella Koopman: Painterly Pleats,” Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2006

Author, “White Stag’s Picasso Collection,” Fiberarts Magazine, Summer 2006

Author,  “Rudolf Smend: The Accidental Expert,” Fiberarts Magazine, April/May 2005

Author, “Marian Bilenga,” Fiberarts Magazine, Nov/Dec 2003

“Christina and Anna Conklin,” Gentry Magazine, August 2002

Author, “Art to Wear Shops in the Bay Area,” Fiberarts Magazine, Mar/Apr 2001

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SHOWS

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

Member Show, Surface Design Association, 2009, 2011

“Into the Woods” Show, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco State University, 2011

Group Show, Atsumari Gallery, Arimatsu, Japan, 2010

Celebration of Craftswomen (juried), Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, 2001

Group Show, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, 2001

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TEACHING

Guest artist, Textiles Dept., San Francisco State University, 2011

Surface Design Association workshop, “Shaping Silk”, San Francisco , 2011

Art in Action, Hatch Elementary School, Half Moon Bay, CA, 2007-present

Assistant Lecturer, Weaving Dept., Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, 2000

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AFFILIATIONS

Surface Design Association

Textile Arts Council

World Shibori Network

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RETAIL

Made in Pescadero, Pescadero, CA