Christine Sloan Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American writer, interdisciplinary artist, and curator. She is the founder of Quail Bell Magazine and the author of Desert Fox by the Sea, Belladonna Magic, Water for the Cactus Woman, and other books. You can find her words, images, and videos in Ms. Magazine, Bustle, The Feminist Wire, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, Digital America, Native Peoples Magazine, and beyond. Her creations have also appeared in the New York Transit Museum, the Queens Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Waveland Hurricane Museum, the Poe Museum, FiveMyles Gallery, and elsewhere. Previously, she was the artist-in-residence at Annmarie Sculpture Garden-Smithsonian affiliate, Brooklyn Public Library, Invisible College, and other organizations.
In 2019, Christine completed her term as the first-ever artist-in-residence at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in Manhattan, earned her MFA from The City College of New York-CUNY in Harlem, and made her debut at the Kennedy Center in D.C. In 2020, she became a Visible Poetry Project filmmaker, a Table Work Press national playwriting competition winner, and the DC Arts Center Curatorial Fellow.
Currently, she is the AIR at Heartshare Human Services of New York and runs Quail Bell Press & Productions. She curates public programs for the Art Deco Society of New York and writes for the Textile Arts Center.