The short story.
I'm Katrina Rodabaugh and I'm a writer, artist, and crafter. Put simply: I make things. And these things often include textiles, poetry, printmaking, and photography. (They also include handmade goods for my home like quilts, pillows, clothes, toys, baked goods, jams, a small urban garden, and daily adventures with a little boy named Max.) I've created large-scale art installations and organized collaborations with dozens of artists from various disciplines. Originally from a small town in western NY, I now live in Oakland, CA with my husband and our son.
The long story.
I’m a writer and artist working and living in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. I received my BA in Environmental Studies from Ithaca College and MFA in Creative Writing/ Poetry from Mills College where I worked as a teaching assistant in the Book Arts Studio. On the best days, my work combines these passions to make something meaningful and new: art + sustainability + life.
My writing, artwork, and designs have appeared in galleries, special collections, theaters, and journals across the country including the San Francisco Center for the Book, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, The University of Alabama W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The Bing Stanford in Washington Art Gallery, Project Sprout Gallery, Z Space, CounterPULSE, Theater Artaud, There online journal, Refueled, In Dance, and thepressgang among others. I was a writer-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center and received artist grants from The Puffin Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. You can also find my work at pop-up galleries in the homes of friends, at indie craft fairs like Renegade and Second Storie, and at my shop on Etsy.
I worked in nonprofit arts organizations for over twelve years but when my maternity leave ended in February 2012 I turned my focus to mothering and artmaking. I’m originally from Horseheads, NY though I've lived in Brooklyn, NY; Ithaca, NY; London, England; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA and currently in Oakland, CA. I share an urban homestead with my husband, son, and our tiny urban garden. I dream of owning a farmhouse, renovating a barn into art studios, and tending to chickens and bees.