Hara Woltz is an environmental artist and scientist who addresses the destruction and conservation of ecological systems through a variety of media. Field research is integral to the creation of her work, and her solo and collaborative projects investigate the relationships between humans, the environment, and other living organisms. Her art works reside in a number of corporate and private collections, and she has exhibited in spaces ranging from the Union of Concerned Scientists to Sotheby’s. Hara has worked on a number of global ecological and habitat design projects, including habitat restoration for native species in New Zealand, giant tortoise and albatross habitat assessment and restoration in the Galápagos, Ecuador, the Asia Trail at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, and biological and cultural resilience programs the Solomon Islands, Melanesia. Her work has appeared in various publications, including ORION, Biological Conservation, Popular Science, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. She has created several illustrated field guides for private clients and institutions, including Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY. As an undergraduate, she studied studio art and biology at Duke University. She has an MA in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia, and an MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. Past awards include an American Museum of Natural History fellowship, an ASLA award of honor, a Columbia departmental research award, and an artist residency at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. She consults as a visiting scientist and artist at the American Museum of Natural History, and has a studio in New York City.