DeAnna Maganias uses mixed media (sculpture, video, painting, and photography) to most effectively communicate the ideas behind each construction. Often in her work, abstracted utilitarian spaces evolve from various states of mind. In many objects, she uses scale models to manipulate microcosms that undermine an ostensibly predictable reality. She was born in Washington D.C, in 1967. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, with Roni Horn and at the Cooper Union, New York where she studied with Hans Haake.
Moving to Athens in the early 1990’s, she has exhibited extensively abroad and in Greece. In 1997 she started working with the Rebecca Camhi gallery, Athens who continues to represent her today. Some exhibitions including her work are:
1997- “Take Off” Ursula Krinzinger gallery, Bregenz Austria; 1999, “METRO” (curated by Dan Cameron), DESTE foundation, Athens; 2001 “Vaguely familiar Places’(solo show), Rebecca Camhi gallery; 2003; "Poetic Justice”, 8th Istanbul Biennial (curated by Dan Cameron); “Outlook, the international exhibit for contemporary art”, Athens (director Christos Joachimidis); 2004-“The Mediterraneans”, MACRO Rome, Italy; “European Space- Sculpture Quadrennial” Riga, Latvia; “Expanded Painting”, Prague Biennial, Czech Republic; “New York Connections” (curated by Tanja Weingartner), Ernst Hilger gallery Vienna, Austria; 2006- “Getting to St. Peter”(solo show), Paolo Bonzano arte Contemporanea Rome, Italy; 2007-“The View from Bed” (solo show), Thomas Erban gallery , New York, New York; “Present Tense”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens Greece; 2008- “Common View” National Theatre (Rex), Athens, Greece curated by Eleni Koukou and Ghislain Dantan.
In 2008 she designed the Greek National Holocaust Memorial dedicated to the Greek-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, located in the archaeological center (Keramikos) of Athens. She lives in Athens, Greece and Teverina Cortona, Italy.
This website in the process of taking shape. For any information you may need about items pictured in the object galleries please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Also please find us in our new studio/exhibition space in Athens, Greece opening in April:
59 Panepistimiou STOA FIX, Omonia (office 806) Athens, Greece
You may also find us in the original studio at
Teverina Bassa 7, Cortona Italia