Maria Piscopo is an Art/Photo Rep and Creative Services Consultant for Artists, Designers and Photographers. Born in New York, Maria lived and worked in Southern California and in 2012 moved home and office to the San Francisco Bay area to teach at the Academy of Art University. Maria has been working as an art, design and photography representative and teacher for twenty five years. She has taught workshops and classes for artists, designers, illustrators and photographers at the internationally renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at various colleges including Cal State Long Beach, Santa Monica College, Orange Coast College and Laguna College of Art & Design. Her most recent education project was curriculum development with the New York Institute of Photography.
Maria has been a trainer for Dynamic Graphics Training and is a speaker at industry conferences. She also writes magazine articles for industry publications such as HOW Magazine, Digital Output, Rangefinder, Shutterbug and Communication Arts.
Recognition of Maria Piscopo’s achievements includes Woman of the Year by Women In Management and Woman of the Decade by Coastline Community College District.
The 4th Edition of PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO MARKETING AND SELF-PROMOTION, was published by Allworth Press and they are also the publishers of her book, GRAPHIC DESIGNER’S & ILLUSTRATOR’S GUIDE TO MARKETING and PROMOTION, http://www.allworth.com
Maria is a member of Society of Photographers and Artist’s Reps and has served on the Advisory Boards for the University of California at Long Beach Arts & Humanities Board, Visual Artists Association, Women In Management, Orange Coast College, Women In Photography, The VICOM Conference and The PHOTO Plus Conference.
She has been a long-time volunteer with Medical Reserve Corp and Project Cuddle,