About Christine

An educator by profession, Christine Renden Haggarty, took her first calligraphy class in 1995 with Kazuaki Tanahashi and that made all the difference.

With my love of languages and meditation practice, calligraphy found a true home in my heart.  I find calligraphy and meditation to be remarkably similar in requiring continuous practice and patience.  After being in public education for 30 years, I took early retirement to pursue my passion for calligraphy.


2022        The Embodied Line – Art of Ink International Society – San Francisco and Healdsburg, California

2020        Ink Dialogue, Art of Ink Society – Paris and d’Avignon, France.

2018        Beauty of Ink, Art of Ink in America Society – Graduate Theological Union Library, City of 10,000 Buddhas and Bangkok, Thailand

2017        Calligraphies in Conversation – San Francisco Library

2015        Solo Exhibit Moshin Vineyards

2015        Taimuk Exhibition, Busan, Korea

2013        Godwin-Ternbach Museum, New York

2013        Nijiiro Exhibition, Naples, Italy

2012        Solo Exhibit Moshin Vineyards

2011        Taimuk Exhibition, Busan, Korea

2006        Geneva, Switzerland

2006        Taimuk Exhibition, Beijing, China

2003        Amherst Gallery, Russian River, CA


Associate Editor for “Heart of the Brush,”

a calligraphy book by Kazuaki Tanahashi.

Published 2016 Shambhala Publications.


2012 – current ~ Friends of Calligraphy

2013 – current ~ Art of Ink International Society


2014- current East/West Calligraphy Workshop – A week long calligraphy workshop with Monica Dengo and Kazuaki Tanahashi.

2012-current~International Zen Calligraphy Intensive – A week long calligraphy intensive, with Kazuaki Tanahashi, covering in depth East Asian calligraphy.

2000-current~Zen Brush Workshop – A two day calligraphy workshop, with Kazuaki Tanahashi.