Margo Humphrey was born in Oakland, California, educated in the Oakland Public Schools, Bethlehem Lutheran Parochial School and Graduated from Oakland High School as an art major in 1960. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Painting and Printmaking. She was awarded an under graduate Fellowship to The Whitney Museum of American Art Summer Program in 1971 while attending Stanford University Graduate School. She graduated from Stanford in 1972 with Honors and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, among them: The James D. Pheland Award bestowed by The World Print Council, Two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, a Ford Foundation Fellowship and twice initially awarded a Tiffany Fellowship for full tuition to Stanford University in 1971 and again in 1988 for an Artists Fellowship. A one-year Fellowship in 1980 was awarded to Humphrey by the Ford Foundation, National Research Council for research at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
Humphrey began her career in teaching at the University of California in 1973. In Humphrey’s third year of teaching she was invited by the Queen of Samoa to teach University Satellite Courses in printmaking and the arts at the University of the South Pacific at Suva, Fiji. She has since taught at The University of Texas, San Antonio, and The San Francisco Art Institute and has served as Visiting Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been awarded three Teaching Fellowships from the United States Information Agency Arts America Program to demonstrate and teach various techniques in printmaking Fine Art, Ekoi Island, Nigeria, The University of Benin, Benin Nigeria, The Margaret Trowell School of Fine Art, Kampala, Uganda, and at The National Gallery of Art, Fine Art School, and Harare, Zimbabwe in South Africa. Humphrey was honored with an invitation from the Nigerian Government to be the first artist to open the American section of the Nigerian National Gallery of Art. She joined the faculty of the Department of Art at the University of Maryland in 1989 and served as Graduate Director of the Department of Art from 1991- 1993. Presently Department Head of Printmaking at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Justin Strom is a mixed media print artist who is currently an Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Digital Imaging at the University of Maryland- College Park, where He has been faculty since 2006. Strom received a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, and a BFA in Painting at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri in 1998. He has worked as an Assistant Printer at Highpoint Editions in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Production Assistant at Tandem Press in Madison, Wisconsin.
Strom works with both traditional and digital processes to produce mixed media prints that have been included in numerous group and solo shows throughout the U.S and Europe including: Katherirne E. Nash Gallery, The Sixth Minnesota National Print Biennial, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Proyecto'ace Studios, Moving Targets, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Roennebaeksholm Kunst og Kulturcenter, Naestved International Mini Print Exhibition, Naestved, Denmark, Kumu Museum of Art, A.D.D., Tallinn, Estonia, and Hyde Park Art Center, Broad Shoulders and Brotherly Love, Chicago, Illinois
In Summer 2007 Strom, along with Pittsburgh Artist Lenore Thomas, received an Anchor Graphics Artist-in-Residence award. This residency spawned the tag team collaboration Satan's Camaro, which utilized layers of smoke and screen printing to produce artworks that can be described as Slayer meets Stereolab, Halo meets Super Mario Brothers, and Skeletor meets My Little Pony.