Armstrong (b. 1948 in Atlanta, GA) is an Atlanta-based artist and professor. She earned her B.F.A. (1973) from Atlanta College of Art and M.F.A. (1978) from Georgia State University. She has taught in the Art History Department at Emory University since 1993. Moreover, she has received multiple international art residencies in Thailand, Germany, India, South Africa, and more. Alongside her residencies, Armstrong has traveled extensively to developing countries across the world. She has applied these explorations of everyday life in different communities to her art, inspired by the underlying bonds of humanity that traverse cultures. She has been showcased in numerous exhibitions, including solo exhibitions Traveling (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, 1983) and She did not have a map (Chastain Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1982), as well as group exhibitions at MOCA GA, Birmingham Museum (AL), and Nexus Contemporary Art Center (GA).