Maria Christou has been part of the Lennox Street studios over the last 7 years. She has been in numerous solo exhibitions and in countless group shows both nationally and internationally. Maria has been a finalists in several awards including; The Art on the Rocks project two years in a row and the Fisher’s ghost art award for four years in a row, while in 2002 she was awarded the Circus Solarus encouragement award and in the same year she also received the Denise Hickey studio residency in Paris from the Art Gallery of NSW. Maria was back at the Cite International des Arts in 2013 through a French cultural residency program. Maria’s art work is in both private and corporate collections. She has a Bachelor of Honors degree in Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University and a Diploma of Fine Arts from the National Art School.