Photo credit: Jason Edelstein 

I'm a printmaker and book artist raised in Colorado, currently completing my MFA at UC Santa Barbara in California. Though I'm in my element in the American West I've also spent extended amounts of time in Canada, Sweden, and Japan.

My partner, hydrologist Zion Klos, and I completed Climate Odyssey, a year-long sailing expedition and art and science collaboration, in 2016. This project combines my interests in book arts, photography, science communication, and visual art. For more details check out

I recently discovered the craft of handmade paper and look forward to working in this medium in the future. 

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Lucy Holtsnider Connects Art to Climate Change in the Glass Box Gallery, The Bottom Line, University of California at Santa Barbara, November 2017

Research Discoveries Lead to Art of Science Competition, Daily Nexus, University of California at Santa Barbara, April 2017

First Year MFA Student to Present Work at Annual Meeting of American Geophysicists' Union, UCSB Department of Art, December 2016

Grist 50: Innovators working for a Green, January 2016

Couple Sails through Grad SchoolUniversity of Idaho College of Natural Resources, Winter 2015 - 2016

Climate Journeys Part III: Creating a Map of Coastal Climate Change Adaptation, (guest blog entry) June 2015

The Art of Science, How a Moscow Couple Plans to Save the World, Inlander Newspaper, April 2015