Artist Statement

Artemis designed the centerpiece for the Perkerson Park splashpad as a focal point and a cool place for sitting on a hot Atlanta day. The stone elements are custom shaped from Elberton, Georgia granite.


Artist Bio

Maria Artemis is an Atlanta based Artist. She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and received her BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, her MFA from the University of Georgia, and an MS from the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. Artemis taught for over 25 years at the Atlanta College of Art, and 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. Artemis is the recipient of many awards, grants and commissions. She most recently received the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgias Working Artist Award-09 which included a solo exhibition in August-September 09, and was included in the Georgia Council for the Arts 2009 Publication, Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgias Museums. Other awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Mayors Fellowship in the Arts Award, Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Award, and a Ford Foundation Grant. Artemis maintains both an active studio and public art practice.