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Maria Artemis

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1991 MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, Atlanta, GA 

1977 MFA, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1969 BA, Psychology, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA


Public Commission

2010—17 Parkwood Station, Art in Transit, Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC. Work in Progress-

2011—13 Adjacent Possible, Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building Entry 

Plaza, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

2008—11 The Historic Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta, GA. Commissioned by Atlanta Beltline Inc. Landscape 

Architect and Engineering: HDR 

2008 Leda, Exterior Plaza Entrance Fountain, Northside Hospital Women’s Health Center, Forsyth County, GA. Architects: Howell Rusk Dodson 

2008—10 Poiesis, Hamilton Mill Library [LEED Gold certified], Gwinnett County, GA. Architect: Precision Planning Architects. 

2006—08 Donald Lee Hollowell Memorial Water Park, Center Hill Park, Atlanta, GA. City of Atlanta Office of Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs 

1999—03 Interfaith Chapel, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA. City of Atlanta Airport Art Commission 

1999—01 Epigenesis, Environmental Health Lab, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, GA. General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program commission 

1998 Traces of the Song Singing, site-??specific sculpture, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

1996 Unknown Remembered Gate, site-specific sculpture, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA 

1995—96 Ex-Static, W. Peachtree & Pine Streets, Atlanta, GA. CODA [Corp. for Olympic Development in Atlanta] project for Civic Center Spur Streetscape 

1994—95 Memorial to Crime Victims and Public Safety Officers Who Die in the Line of Duty, Detention Center, Atlanta, GA. City of Atlanta Public Art Commission 


Awards and Recognitions

2011 Library Journal’s New National Landmark Library Award, Hamilton Mill Library, Dacula, GA

2009 Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgia Museums. Published by Georgia Council for the Arts

2008—09 Events that Rhyme, Working Artist Award, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA. Solo Exhibition, August-September 09

1996 Mayor’s Fellowship in the Arts Award in Visual Arts, Atlanta, GA

1991 Redesigning Peachtree Street, International Design Competition, Honorable Mention, Atlanta, GA

1988 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grant, Sculpture

1977 Ford Foundation Grant, Graduate Study, MFA Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Employment and Professional Activities

2016 School of the Chicago Art Institute, Faculty-Mentor-MFA Low Residency Program

2014—15 Mentor for Walthall Artist Fellowship

2013—14 Mentor for MINT Gallery’s Leap Year’s Emerging Artist Program 

2013 Panelist for: MOCA GA Panel discussion on Public Art

1999—Present Principal, Artemis Studios, LLC

1982—06 Adjunct Professor, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

2000—05 Board Member and 2004 Co-Chair, Metropolitan Public Art Coalition, Atlanta, GA 

1995 Visiting Artist, SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

1993 Visiting Artist, Architectural Review, School of Design, Harvard University, Boston, MA

1990—93 Member, Mayors Green Ribbon Committee, (study and recommendation for Atlanta City Parks), Atlanta, GA

1990 Panel Participant, Symposium: The Art of The Public Environment, Sponsored by: The American Society of Landscape Architects, Georgia Chapter, and ARS Natura Magazine, Atlanta, GA

1990 Panel Moderator, Expanding the Definitions; panel of Artist recipients of the Southern Arts Federation NEA Regional Fellowships in Sculpture, Atlanta, GA

1987 Program Presenter, National Sculpture Conference: Works by Women Cincinnati, OH

1980 Artist In Residence, Summer Sites, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 

1979 Artist in Residence, University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

1979 Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Maria Artemis Selects Ruth Zuckerman, Guest Curator, Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

2016 Anemnesis, Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

2015—16 Zuckerman Museum, Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 

2009 Events That Rhyme, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

2000 Heavy Levity, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1987 Works on Paper, University of Central Florida Gallery, Orlando, FL 

1981 New Work, Kipnis: Works of Art, Atlanta, GA

1980 Two Installations, Third Floor Gallery, Nexus Inc., Atlanta, GA 

1979 Recent Work, University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI


Selected Installations and Group Exhibitions

2014 Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 

2013 Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 

2013 Public Art at The University of Minnesota, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Blue Line Extension Art Exhibit, Charlotte Area Transit System, Art-??In-??Transit, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Storrs Gallery.

2012 Kinetic Dialect(ic), Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Hilton Head Public Art Exhibition, Honey Horn Plantation, Hilton Head, SC 2011 Ten, Madison-Morgan County Cultural Center, Madison, GA

2010 Twenty Georgia Masters, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 

2005 Accelerating Sequence, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 

2003 Emory Chair Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

1998 The Avant Garde Revisited, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1989 Installations and Drawings, The New South Group, The Exhibition Space at 112 Greene St., New York, NY

1989 City on a Hill, Twenty Years of Artists at Cortona, Traveling exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art,Athens, GA; Palazzo Casali, Cortona, Italy; Church of San Stae, Venice, Italy

1988 Contemporary Artists in Georgia, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1987 Open Axis, Permanent Site Work Commission, City of Atlanta and The Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

1985 Analemma, Site-integrated Installation, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA 

1980 Atlanta Women's Art Collective at A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

1979 Avant Garde/12 in Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 

1979 Mostra, Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy



               University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

               Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA 

               Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

               City of Atlanta, GA

               Columbia Museum of Art and Science, Columbia, SC 

               Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange, GA    

               Fulton County Arts Council Public Art Collection, Atlanta, GA 

               High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

               Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

               Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

               Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 

               North Carolina National Bank, Charlotte, NC    

               Portman Hotel Company, Atlanta, GA

               University of Georgia, Student Union, Athens, GA 

               Alston & Byrd, Corporate Collection, Atlanta, GA 

               King & Spalding, Corporate Collection, Atlanta, GA

               *Numerous private collections


Selected Publications and Reviews

2013 Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park, Landscape Architect & Specifier News, March 2013, p.52-62

2012 “Deep Strangeness of the Familiar”, catalogue essay for GROUNDSTORY: tales from the shade of the south Exhibit, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

2011 Historic Fourth Ward Park, an exemplary greenspace courtesy of Atlanta BeltLine Inc.,

2011 Blessed by Location, Elevated by Art, Library Journal’s New Landmark Library—Hamilton Mill Branch Library, Library Journal, May, 15, 2011.

2010 Maria Artemis: Mining Materials: Cochran, Rebecca Dimling, feature article, Sculpture Magazine, September 2010.

2009 Working Artist Award Catalog, MOCA, GA.

2009 Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgia Museums, National Endowment for the Arts Publication.

2005 Cullum, Jerry, "Reviews: Accelerating Sequence: Artists Observe Time and Aging," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 6, 2005, pg. L3

2002 "Public Art in Review," Art in America, 2002 Guide, August 2002, pg. 42.

2002 Cochran, Rebecca Dimling, "Reviews: Epigenesis," Sculpture Magazine, September, 2002, pp. 34-35 

2000 Byrd, Cathy, "Reviews: Heavy Levity,” Sculpture Magazine, September, 2000, pp. 61-62

1997 Bloomfield, Anna, "Engaging the Site," Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, Summer, 1997 pp. 50?51 

1997 “Commissions: Ex-Static,” Sculpture Magazine, January 1997, p. 11.

1994 Bickerton, Jane, “Maria Artemis and Eleanor Hovda: Labyrinths,” Art Papers, November/December 1994, Vol. 18, No. 6, P. 41-42.

1990 Young, Donna, "Working Maps of Reality: Three Artists,” ARS NATURA, Georgia Journal of Landscape Architects, Vol. 3, #1, Feb, 1990.

1989 New South Group Exhibition, Artist Book/Catalog, 112 Greene St. New York, NY and New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1989 City on a Hill, Twenty Years of Artists at Cortona, Catalog, Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1989.

1986 Jones, Virginia Watson, Contemporary American Women Sculptors, Onyx Press, 1988. 

1981 Kipnis, Jeff, "Maria Artemis," Art Voices, May/June, 1981, p.41

1979 The Avant Garde/12 in Atlanta, Catalog, Published by the High Museum, Atlanta, GA, 1979.       

1979 Langer, Sandra, "The Avant Garde/12 in Atlanta," Contemporary Art/Southeast, Vol. II, No.4