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CHRYSANTHE MAGGIDIS

I am an emerging female artist who was born in Greece and raised in the United States of America. Living and immersing in two distinct cultures and being educated in both countries has made me truly bicultural and bilingual. 

As an undergraduate student I pursued a BA in Art, Archaeology, and Art History at Dickinson College (2012-2016).  In my four years of studio practice I was trained in various mediums to advanced level, including drawing (charcoal, graphite, pastel, ink), painting (oil, acrylic, egg tempera), printmaking (etching, woodblock carving, lithography, monoprinting), sculpture (wood, metal/welding, plaster), and photography (film, digital photography, digital illustration, Lightroom Photoshop). My studio practice revolved around the figure rendered in charcoal. 

 

I continued my studies by pursuing an MFA degree in drawing, painting, and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia (2017-2019). These two years  prepared me for reading, writing, and understanding the theoretical aspect of my sfield (art history), as well as challenging me  in  my studio practice which evolved into creating mixed media works using charcoal, pastel, fabric paper, and woodprint.

In 2019, I returned to Greece and earned a second MA degree in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2020-2021). During my graduate studies in Greece, I expanded and deepened my knowledge in Prehistoric, Classical, and Eastern Mediterranean art and archaeology through challenging courses, seminars, lectures, class presentations, and further advanced my research methodology, academic writing and teaching. My  thesis combined my knowledge of fine art, art history, and archaeology as it strove to find the prototype of the Classical Sculpture: the Athena Medici. 

I am currently a PhD candidate for Classical Sculpture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an active archaeologist and, simultaneously, an active European artist. I work as a PR and Social Media Consultant at the Agora Gallery of New York, U.S.A. and as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator and Social Media Manager for the Mycenaean Foundation Inc. 

EXHIBITIONS:

July 26 - July 30, 2023

London Art Biennale 2023” Collective Exhibition 

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London UK  

March 8 – March 21, 2023

December 5 - December 30, 2022

October 31 - November 6, 2022

September 7 - 31, 2022

September 10 - October 10, 2022

August 06 - 28, 2022

May 18 - June 29, 2022

May 10 - June 2, 2019

April 29 - May 21, 2016

FEMININITY FROM ARCHAIC TO CONTEMPORARY” Collective Exhibition 

Europe Art Gallery, Brasov, Romania

Memory and Identity” Online Collective Exhibition and Magazine, Cista Art Gallery; 

London, UNITED KINGDOM

POLYPTYCHON” Solo Exhibition 

Cultural Center of Iraklion Attica "VILLA STELLA." Athens, GREECE

Life As A Poem” Online Collective Exhibition and Magazine, Cista Art Gallery; 

London, UNITED KINGDOM

COLORS” Online Collective Exhibition and Magazine, 

Collect Art Gallery; Tbilisi, GEORGIA

“Biennale Chianciano 2022” Collective Exhibition 

Museo D'Arte; Chianciano Terme, ITALY

POLYPTYCHON” Solo Exhibition 

Municipal Art Gallery "Alekos Kontopoulos;" Lamia, GREECE

118th Annual Student Exhibition” Collective Exhibition

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Philadelphia, USA

EIDOLON” Collective Exhibition

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Philadelphia, USA

May 7 - May 31, 2023

KALOPSIA” Solo Exhibition 

Municipal Art Gallery of Corinth, GREECE

CATALOGUE PUBLICATIONS:

May 7, 2023

December 5, 2022

October 31, 2022

September 20, 2022

September 17, 2022

May 18 - June 29, 2022

April 29 - May 21, 2016

April 2016

KALOPSIA”  Catalogue,

Municipal Art Gallery of Corinth, GREECE

Memory and Identity”  Catalogue,

Cista Art Gallery; London, UNITED KINGDOM

POLYPTYCHON” Catalogue 

Cultural Center of Iraklion Attica "VILLA STELLA." Athens, GREECE

Life As A Poem” Online Art Magazine,

Cista Art Gallery; London, UNITED KINGDOM

COLOURS” Online Art Magazine Issue No. 12 (Special Edition)

Collect Art Gallery; Tbilisi, GEORGIA

POLYPTYCHON” Catalogue 

Municipal Art Gallery "Alekos Kontopoulos;" Lamia, GREECE

EIDOLON” Catalogue

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Philadelphia, USA

Renoartio April Art Contest ”  Online Website Publication

RENOARTIO

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