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.