Maria Karametou

Maria Karametou, (b. Athens, Greece) is a mixed media artist, writer and professor with an international exhibition record that includes: the Ludwig Museum for International Art, Aachen, Germany; the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; The National Gallery of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; Apartman Projesi, Istanbul, Turkey; Trito Mati Gallery, Athens,Greece;EliteGallery, Moscow, Russia; Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany; A.Taki Gallery, Istanbul,Turkey; Asian ArtWorks, Beijing, China, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul,Korea, among numerous others. In the U.S. her work has been shown at multiple venues nationwide including at the National Museum of Women, Washington, D.C.;The North DakotaMuseum; TheBaltimore Museum; The Holter Museum, Montana; The Corcoran Gallery,Washington, D.C; The John Elder Gallery, New York, N.Y; The C. Grimaldis Gallery,Baltimore, MD; Gallery K, Washington, DC. Karametou’s work is in permanent private and public collections worldwide, including at the Baltimore Museum, and the State Museum ofContemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the recipient of many awards including the FirstPrize at the Maryland State Biennial, several Individual Artist grants, and a Senior FulbrightResearch Scholar Award for work in Istanbul, Turkey.Numerous reviews include TheWashington Post; the Baltimore Sun; the New Art Examiner; To Vima; the Kathimerini; Epikera magazine; The Evening Sun; The Washington City Paper; Baltimore City Paper; the Voice ofAmerica; the Washington Review;The Alternative; Eikastika Magazine;National Herald; Vogue Magazine, as well as an “Antenna” Greek Television interview, and inclusion in the book “The Power Of Visual Logos” (ICAN 2003). Karametou holds the MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied under Grace Hartigan, and is a professor at George Mason University, where she heads the division of Drawing( opens in a new window)