- contemporary art, community art, environmental art, applied visual arts, art-based research
Maria Huhmarniemi is an artists, art teacher and researcher living in Rovaniemi. As a researcher she is interested in political contemporary art, relation of contemporary art and visual art education, environmental education, applied visual arts and the use of traditional handcraft in art and art education.
Maria Huhmarniemi has worked as a university lecturer in art education and applied visual arts at the University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design, since 2002. She is interested in developing teaching in applied visuals arts and art-based environmental education in collaboration with service desgin, sosial work and environmental studies.