Maria Michails works across interactive installation, sculpture, digital media, engineering and the sciences to investigate the relationship between art, technology and ecology. She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows throughout North America and Europe, and has an extensive list of grants and fellowships in support of her projects, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council, New York State Artists Workspace Consortium, and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. She was the 2012-13 Barstow Eco Artist-in-Residence at Central Michigan University where she developed and taught the special topics cource, Art, Ecology & Culture. Michails also writes about eco-directed art; lectures and has presented on art and environmental science panels; gives workshops; and teaches at Universities throughout North America. She has an MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Concordia University, Montreal. She currently lives and works between Quebec and upstate NY.