Chris Rolik is an artist and educator who wears a number of hats – maker of one-of-a-kind altered books, creator of textile-inspired sculptural objects made primarily with found and recycled materials, and instructor of popular bookmaking classes and workshops in San Francisco and around the country. She also maintains a busy textile conservation practice where she has the unique opportunity to handle and spend time with all manner of historical textiles, traditional costume and the occasional ritual object. These different areas of interest all end up having a wonderful and exciting influence on one another.
She is full time faculty at Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she has taught Book Arts since 1998. She maintains a studio and lives in Dogtown – West Oakland, CA.