Personal Profile

Illustration by Dan Fontes

Kristi Holohan is a Finnish American artist, organizer, and cultural strategist based in Oakland, California. Her work in visual Arts focuses on community, healing, resource-sharing, nature, and advocacy for an equitable society through incorporative collaboration. She practices with a lens of oppression/liberation framework through radical mindful inclusion and Restorative Practices.


Holohan has collaborated with hundreds of organizations, companies and municipalities including,  SFMOMA,  Oakland Museum of California, Social and Public Art Resource Center LA, the City of Oakland, and Rock Paper Scissors Collective where she assisted in the early growth of Oakland’s First Friday and Art Murmur. Her work in visual Arts is in municipal collections. Holohan’s dedication to engagement and social practice is locally and nationally recognized for significance in intensive community incorporation, cultural relevance, inclusivity and accessibility.

Education & Professional




Board of Directors

Bachelors Degree in Individual Concentration: Cultural Studies of Dress and Gender Under the formal mentorship of Professor Nelson Stevens

2008-Present: Formal Mentor, Dan Fontes: mural, watercolor, illustration, restoration, public art, exhibitions


2016-2018 Mentor, John Pugh: mural, public art 

2021-Present Board of Directors, Finlandia Foundation Bay Area Chapter 

2021-Present Board of Directors, Rock Paper Scissors Collective 

2019-Present: Board of Directors, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

2008-2012: Board of Directors Member, Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation