Artist: Magda Parasidis

Magda Parasidis is a visual artist, designer and cultural worker, born in Athens, Greece. She immigrated  to New York City in 1980, settling in a public housing project in Queens. Parasidis received a B.A. in Art  History and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, followed by engagements with  the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery and the  Guggenheim Collection, Venice. She holds a graduate degree in Advanced Artistic Studies from the  Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. Parasidis’s text-based art and photography practice focuses on the  intersection of economic and racial justice with poor people’s rights in the feminist perspective. She  received a 2018 and 2019 Greater Columbus Arts Council grant, and a 2021 Ohio Arts Council Individual  Excellence Award. The monograph Magda Parasidis: Ghosts in Sunlight was published in 2021 in  conjunction with an exhibition at Otterbein University. Her work has been recognized in statewide juried  exhibitions and is held in both private and public collections. She lives with her husband and two  children in Columbus, Ohio. You can visit her @magdaparasidis.