Maria Artemis (b. 1945 in Greensboro, North Carolina) has maintained a studio and public art practice for over 28 years. She holds a BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College, an MFA from the University of Georgia, and an MS 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; Program Presenter for the National Sculpture Conference, Ohio; Keynote Speaker for the 11th Annual School Art Symposium, Athens, Georgia; Visiting Artist at Harvard University School of Design; and an Artist-in-Residence in Cortona, Italy.