Maria is a New Media artist and writer with over 18 years of successful grantwriting experience. She has received grants and fellowships from the Canada Arts Council, Quebec Arts Council, Arizona State University, New York State Artists Workspace Consortium, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Sculpture Space, and was the 2012-2013 Stephen L. Barstow Artist-in-Residence at Central Michigan University. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, France, and Greece. She writes and speaks on international panels about art and ecology, lectures, leads workshops, and teaches at the college level. She earned an M.F.A. from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.