Haseltine is an international artist, a pioneer in the field of SciArt, and an environmental activist and educator. Haseltine frequently collaborates with scientists and engineers to create work that addresses the link to between our cultural and biological evolution. Known for her outsized renditions of microscopic and sub-microscopic life she works in the lab and field infusing scientific inquiry with poetry. In 2007, Haseltine created NYC’s first solar-powered oyster reef. She was awarded the Explorer’s Club Flag75 for her three-year voyage around the world studying the ocean’s relationship to climate change with Tara Expeditions.
Haseltine received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History from Oberlin College and her master’s degree from the San Francisco Art Institute with a double degree in New Genres and Sculpture. She has exhibited and worked throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and at the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago in the Port of Spain, Trinidad. She has taught at throughout the United States including The New School in NYC, Rhode Island School of Design gives lectures and workshops she is an active member of many organizations including the Sculptors Guild of NYC as well as the Explorer’s Club. She works out of Los Angeles , Paris and Orland Maine. Her work has been published in The Times, Le Metro, The Guardian, and Architectural Record etc…
” Waltz of the Polypeptides’ is not only the largest piece of art on the Cold Spring Harbor Campus it is my favorite piece of art on the Cold Spring Campus ! It brings me joy every time I see it!” –James Watson, Nobel prize winner, co-discoverer of the Double Helix, art collector and Chancellor Emeritus at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
“J’adore l’art de Mara G. Haseltine.” – agnès b. Fashion Designer, Filmmaker, Artist, Poet, Activist, and owner of Tara Expeditions Schooner.
“She Rocks!” –Dr. Sylvia Earl, “Her Deepness”, Marine Biologist, and Ocean’s advocate National Geographic Explorer in Residence, first female member of the Explorer’s Club and Founder of Mission Blue named by Time Magazine of its first hero of the Planet!