Maria Artemis (b. 1945 in Greensboro, NC) has maintained a studio and public art practice for over 28 years. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Agnes Scott College, an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia, and an M.S. degree from Georgia Tech, College of Architecture. She has received numerous awards and commissions, including a National Endowment for the Arts Individual artists award, a Ford Foundation Scholarship, the Mayors Award for the Arts, the Working Artist Project Grant from MOCA GA in 2009, a General Services Administration Art-in-Architecture commission for the CDC’s Chamblee Campus, and a commission for the University of Minnesota’s Biomedical Discovery District in Minneapolis. Artemis has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous universities, conferences, and panels, including Visiting Professor at Agnes Scott College, GA, Program Presenter for the National Sculpture Conference, OH, Keynote Speaker for the 11th Annual School Art Symposium in  Athens, GA, Visiting Artist at Harvard University School of Design, and an Artist-in-Residence in Cortona, Italy.