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EDUCATION

  • Aspen Institute Leadership Seminar-Scholarship Aspen, CO 2012
  • San Francisco Art Institute: MFA, San Francisco, CA, Double Degree in Sculpture & New Genres, 1997
  • Oberlin College: BFA, Oberlin OH, Art History & Studio Art, 1992
  • Indonesian Biorock Course: Reef Restoration & Costal Zone Restoration, Gili Trawangan, Lombok Indonesia, 2006
  • Pilchuck Glass School, Glass Casting Washington 1997

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Eugene Lang College The New School, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Art  Designed & Taught Class “The Art of Urban Oyster Restoration”-2008-2012
  • Art Researches Science “ARS”: Collaborator and contributor to the founding of an International Masters degree program in conjunction with the University of Antwerp, Belgium 2010-current
  • Corcoran Museum of Art, Visiting Artist Lecture Series & Tutorials, Fall 2006
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Adjunct Professor, created a cross disciplinary class between sculpture and digital media, entitled “Rapid Prototyping, From the Digital to the Real”, 2004
  • San Francisco Art Institute, Sculpture Department & New Genres Department, Teacher’s Assistant, 1996-7
  • The Smithsonian National Museum for Museums of the Caribbean, National Museum of Trinidad & Tobago Museum, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Teacher’s Assistant, Sculpture and Mold making workshop, 1996

PUBLIC ARTWORKS AND LARGE-SCALE COMMISSIONED SCULPTURES

  • Homologous Hope, University of Pennsylvania Hospital Bassar Research Center atrium designed by architect Rafael Viñoly Philadephia, PA.  The sculpture depicts the BRAC2 and is created for the Basser Research Center illustrates how a healthy cell repairs DNA that causes breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. Current
  • Gill Reef, On going Experiment in conjunction with New York New Jersey Baykeeper, New York, NY, 2009-Current
  • The Electric Oyster Experiment/Transcriptease in conjunction with Global Coral Reef Alliance, New York, NY, 2007-current as part of the
  • Water Molecule Dream Catcher -19th annual Potomac Watershed Clean Up Spring, 2007
  • SARS Inhibited: Winner of large-scale sculpture commission for permanent sculpture in the central courtyard of Biopolis One- North, Singapore; an international biotech campus designed architect Zaha Hadid. The sculpture was created from sub-molecular data, which was discovered by an international team of scientists as a method for stopping the virus from catalyzing. Singapore, 2006.
  • Estrogen Molecule Award: Created Award Sculpture for “The Society for Women’s Health Research, Medtronics Science Innovation Award.” The award was designed using molecular data to accurately depict the estrogen molecule. The award was presented along with an $80,000.00 cash prize to a leading female scientist for outstanding scientific achievement. Washington, DC, 2006.
  • Lipid Love Starring Rhodopsin as Visual Purple: Winner of Iowa State Building Prize for 1% of building budget for the University of Northern Iowa McCollum Science Hall; a campus science building devoted to science education. This large–scale sculpture was mounted in the atrium and depicts the chemical reaction, which creates sight in the retinal membrane of the eye. Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2005.
  • Follicle Stimulator Hormone: Commissioned by Serono Inc digitally sculpted sculpture of the “Follicle Stimulator Hormone“, a protein used in fertility drugs. Geneva, Switzerland, 2004.
  • Waltz of the Polypeptides: Designed and project–managed large– scale, outdoor, 84 foot long sculpture. The sculpture was based on a sub molecular data depicting the birth of a protein using three Dimensional computer programs, which were manifested, in a variety of traditional and technological methods. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY, 2003.
  • Human Genome Sciences Main Campus: Won first place in competition held by ‘The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ for design of Human Genome Sciences Inc. Headquarter Building. This was collaboration with the architectural firm, Davis Carter Scott. The concept and shape of building were based on a wave whose mirrored surface reflected the colors in the sky. Rockville, MD, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS:

SOLO SHOWS

  • La Boheme: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril,”agnès b. gallery , 50 Howard St, NY, NY March 9th-20th  2013  The Opening night included a live opera performance!
  •  “La Boheme: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril,” February 2012 Explorers Club -One night preformance and Unveiling
  • Science and Innovation Week, “Selected Works” Mexico City, Mexico October 2009
  • Aaronson Gallery and Project Space: “The Ultimate Urban Oyster Reef”, in conjunction with Lang and Parson Students May 2009
  • The New School & Harlem river Urban Ecology Center, The Meandering Oyster Midden, January & February 2009
  • SkyBridge at The New School for Social Research, Excerpts from ‘GAIA’S DREAM’ upcoming April 2008 NY, NY
  • The Museum of Medicine and History, “Estrogen Tales: The Untold Story of Nine Molecules and How They Bonded...”Washington, DC, October 2007-March 2008
  • Deutches Museum,“ Selected Flat Work” Munich, Germany, 2007
  • The Magic Theatre/ Arthur P. Sloan Foundation, “Art Science and Creative Thinking,, San Francisco, CA, 2009
  • Aquatic Creations, Brooklyn, NY, 2004
  • DC Convention Center, Bio Expo. “Waltz of the Polypeptides “Washington, DC, 2003
  • Muckenthaler Cultural Center, “Waltz of the Polypeptides” Fullerton CA, 2003

GROUP SHOWS

  • Geek Down Presents: New Biologies: 92nd St Y, NY, NY September 15- October 25th, 2012
  • Earth Consciousness Solstice December 22nd, , curated by Japanese Artist Mariko Mori the Faou Foundation theme future projects for Miyako Island, in the Okinawa prefecture in Japan.
  • Art Researches Science “ with VILLANELLA , BIOMAB (biological and medical art Belgium), Antwerp Belgium, October 2010
  • EnviorMedia Mobile, NYC, September 2009-Current
  • Encounters, Governor’s Island NYC, May-October 2010
  • Current; Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY- 2010
  • Figurative Lines, Governor’s Island NYC, May-October 2009
  • Waterpod, July NYC 2009
  • Confronting Mortality with Art and Science.” Oct 2007 Antwerp,
    Belgium.
  • New York Hall of Science, Queens NY, (permanent exhibition)
    2005
  • Touch and Temperature, Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY also at
    Deborah Colton, Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2004
  • Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton CA, 2003
  • Magnifiqué, Brooklyn, NY, 2002
  • CAVE, Brooklyn, NY, 2000
  • Terra Bomba Exit Art, New York, NY, 1999
  • Surf “,San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA, 1997
  • Way Cool” Exit Art, New York, NY, 1995
  • Gen X”, Christina Rose Gallery, New York, NY, 1996

PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS, CATALOGUES & BOOKS

  • Innovative Methods of Marine Ecosystem Restoration edited by Tom Goreau
  • Visual Culture and Bioscience (Issues in Cultural Theory) by Suzanne Anker, David Yager, and JD Talasek (Paperback – Jun 30, 2009)
  • Confronting Mortality with Art and Science, VUB Press, 2007
  • Decoding Science Into Art2006
  • Explorers’ Club Log, 2011
  • Waltz of the Polypeptides: On the Making Of, 2003

SELECTED REVIEWS & ARTICLES:

  • NPR’s Science Friday Blog: The Perils of Plankton May 17th, 2013
  • Smithsonian Magazine An Artist’s Ode to Plankton, Set to Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ March 27, 2013 The Scientist “Love Song for an Ailing Planet” March  15th 2013
  • Le Metro March 11th, 2011 “Quand Le Plancton Devient Object d’Art
  • The WIP : “Geotherapy Artist Mara Hasletine’s Blue Prints to Save the Planet” May 2010
  • Culture Catch: Art as Geotherapy” September 2010
  • The Design Observer, September 2010
  • Roll Magazine: Vol 36 “ Current Diverging Studies in Permanence July 19-August 2011
  • Putnam County News And Recorder, Oyster Island a Floating Sculpture at Garrison Art Center July 14th ,2010
  • The Atlantic, The Green Salon: Water and Life May 26th 2010
  • World Changing Guardian Environment Network, Interview with Mara Haseltine May 2009
  • New School Free Press, January 2009
  • Wired, July 2008
  • The New York Times, July 2007
  • Gothamist, July 2007
  • Washington Life, Volume 69, Number 5, April 2007
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine, Dec 2007
  • Scientific America, German Edition, March 2007
  • Going Coastal Magazine, March 2007
  • Biology As Art, 2007
  • Biome News, Singapore, December 2006
  • Long Island Tribune, Habitat for Humanity
  • Swiss Bioinformatics Institute, Protein Spotlight, December 2006
  • Science Magazine, December, 2006
  • Artnet News, October 24th, 2006
  • Nature Magazine, Vol. 443, September 28th, 2006
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, December 2006
  • The Straights Times, September 21, 2006
  • Featured Artist for Art and Science Collaboration, October 2006
  • Newsday, October 12th 2006
  • Art Life Science (Brush With Science)
  • Architectural Record, December, 2003
  • Chemical & Engineering News, (Cover) July 28th, 2003 Sculpture Magazine, July-August Edition, 2003
  • Washington Post, Style Section p. 1, June 25th, 2003
  • Los Angles Times, “The Region”, January 15th, 2003
  • Orange County Registrar, January 16th, 2003
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    ORGANIZATIONS:

     

    • Global Coral Reef Alliance- Participating Member 2006-Current
    • GENSPACE Member, A Community Based bio-tech Lab in Brooklyn NY-since 2011
    • Imagine Science Films: Artist in Residence 2012-13
    • Art Researches Science “ARS”: Collaborator and contributor to the founding of an International Masters degree program in conjunction with the University of Antwerp, Belgium 2010-ongoing
    • “The Green Salon”, an Environmental Global Solutions based think-tank Founder & Co-organizer for NGO’s, policy makers and investors, Global July 2006-current
    • Tara Oceans/Expeditions- Artist in Residence- & Representative Feb 2011-current
    • NY/ NJ Baykeepers: Materials Research & Living Reef Sculptures, current-ongoing
    • Neuroculture, Global 2008-Current
    • New York Academy of Science, Art & Science Lecture Series: Co Creator “Biology Two Worlds or One,” 2007
    • Global Coral Reef Alliance, NY Representative and Contributing Member-2006 Current
    • Explorer’s Club, Member and Contributor, A Global Organization devoted to field Sciences with headquarter in New York 2008-current; awarded Flag 75 with honors of flag return, February 2011
    • Art Researches Science “ARS”: Collaborator and contributor to the founding of an International Masters degree program in conjunction with the University of Antwerp, Belgium 2010-ongoing
    • Sculpture Guild of NYC, Member and Contributor 2006-current
    • Village Community Boathouse- Member since 2010