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Maria Karametou is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. International collaborative projects include “Penelopeia”, sponsored by the Presidency of the European Union; being a visiting artist at the international symposium “Earth” at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Skopelos Island, Greece; and originating and curating “Converging Parallels” in collaboration with Turkish artist Biret Tavman. Other international collaborations include the “Vegoritis” Project in Northern Greece, and organizing “EcoReflections” in partnership with artist C. Demir, presented at Mason and at Resim ve Heykel Müzesi Galerisi in Ankara, Turkey. Karametou’s work is in permanent collections worldwide, including the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, and the Baltimore Museum. Karametou first studied painting and drawing in her native Greece under Theodore Drosos, and immigrated to the U.S. after high school. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland (cum laude), and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting, where she studied with renowned artists Grace Hartigan and Salvatore Scarpitta. Prior to joining the faculty at Mason, Karametou taught at such institutions as the University of LaVerne, the University of Maryland (European Division), and George Washington University.
MFA, Hoffberger Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art (1979)
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor