KATIE Shepherd Christiansen
Katie Shepherd Christiansen is an artist, naturalist, and conservationist. She is founder and principal of Coyote Art & Ecology, a hub for interdisciplinary projects including The Artist's Field Guide to Yellowstone.
Katie's knowledge of natural systems lend to her artwork's fine attention to detail, and her sense for beauty inspires meaningful connections to the natural world. Her intricate wildlife portraits, nature writing, and maps appear in books, galleries, and on natural area interpretive resources across the country. Katie’s work in conservation spans science, policy, management, communications, grassroots organizing, community building, outreach, and education.
Katie is Artist-in-Residence at the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative (Jackson, WY). She holds a master’s degree from Yale’s School of the Environment, where she studied as a Wyss Conservation Scholar. Her collaborators have included the National Endowment for the Arts, Trust for Public Land, National Geographic, and AMB West Ranches. View Coyote Art & Ecology’s projects for more information.