Biography: John Maggio was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from Carnegie-Mellon University. After completing his graduate degree, he received a Ford Foundation Grant to study lithography at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1972, he completed his training and received the designation Tamarind Master Printer. Immediately following the completion of his training at Tamarind Institute, he worked as the personal printer to June Wayne, founder of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, California.
He currently is a Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro where he has taught since 1973.