Kristin L. Tollefson
Kristin Tollefson has an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and a BA in Anthropology/Sociology and Art History from Carleton College in Minnesota. She draws particular influence for her work from plant forms and working with her hands, and makes art ranging in scope from jewelry to large-scale public artworks.
Kristin has received grants and awards from Fulbright, The American-Scandinavian Foundation, Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council, Artist Trust, and Jack Straw, among others. She has lived and traveled extensively in Iceland, experiences that continue to strongly influence her work. Her sculptural work out of wire has been featured in Fiberarts Design Book 7 and the Spring 2004 issue of Metalsmith Magazine, and she is currently developing a large-scale public art commission for the Montlake Community Center. Kristin grew up on Bainbridge Island, where she now raises her two children and runs flora/form, a business specializing in design, illustration, fabrication, and consulting on a variety of art and garden related projects.
New Media Gallery 2004-05: Organic Plan