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educator , sculptor

Maria Artemis, American sculptor, educator. Recipient numerous grants, including Ford Foundation, 1977, Georgia Council for Arts, 1993, City of Atlanta Public Art Commission, 1994-1996, Atlanta Arts Festival, National Endowment for Arts, 1988, Mayor's fellowship in arts award in visual arts, Atlanta, 1996, Georgia Women in the Visual Arts award, 1997.


Artemis, Maria was born on April 21, 1945 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Demetrius Thomas and Irene Arthur (Phrydas) Papageorge.


Bachelor in Psychology, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, University Georgia, 1977. Master of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991.


Adjunct Professor, Atlanta College Art, since 1992. Visiting artist Architecture Review School Design, Harvard University, Cambridge. Artist-in-residence, visiting artist, panel moderator and lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • One person shows include University Wisconsin, Superior, 1979, Third Floor Gallery/Nexus Incorporated, Atlanta, 1980, University Center Florida Gallery, Orlando, 1987, Tulla Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, 1994, others. Installations and group exhibitions include Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1980, Heath Gallery, Atlanta, 1983, High Museum Art, Atlanta, 1988, Georgia Museum Art, Athens, 1989, Palazzo Casali, Cortona, Italy, 1989, Church of San Stae, Venice, 1989, Atlanta College Gallery of Art, 1991, 93, Hasting Seed Gallery, Atlanta, 1994, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, 1998. Installations and drawings include The Exhibition Space, New York City, 1989.

      Represented in collections at High Museum Art, Columbia (South Carolina) Museum Art and Science, City of Atlanta, North Carolina National Bank, Charlotte, Lannon Foundation, Contemporary Art, Huntsville (Alabama) Museum Art, King & Spalding Corporation A&L Collection, CGR Advisors Corporation Collections, others. Public commissions include memorial to crime victims for Atlanta Detention Center, 1994-1995, Corporation for Olympic Development for Atlanta, Civic Center Spur Streetscape, Atlanta, 1995-1996, Agnes Scott College, 1996. Subject of articles.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


1 child, Peter Scott Sawyer.

Demetrius Thomas Papageorge

Irene Arthur (Phrydas) Papageorge

Peter Scott Sawyer Artemis