Kristin Link

Artist at Sea

Kristin Link has been working as a natural history artist in Alaska since she received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. Her ambition as an artist is to create images that explain and tell stories about the natural world. Her hope is that her work inspires people to look closer at their own surroundings, and in that action to instill knowledge and conservation. Her work may be found on interpretive signs, in books about national parks, and in museums. She has exhibited her illustrations and field sketches at the Alaska State Museum and received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She lives in a cabin outside McCarthy, Alaska on the edge of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. She is excited about the artist at sea residency to explore how science is conducted in the field on a research vessel and to make work about plankton and its role in the ecosystem. You can learn more on her website: