I am a Greek artist currently pursuing my Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Boston MA, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

 

My preferred medium is clay, however I also work heavily in performance, photography and writing. Most of my work is semi autobiographical; familial, sexual and private memories or trauma are reimagined, putting myself at the place of the director, instead of the limited participant. 

Most memories are recreated with a sense of humor and blunt honesty. Taking ownership and regaining control over those aspects of myself, I wish to highlight that these experiences, while hard, can truly end up being transformative and at the end, they can heal, at least enough to be joked about. 

Education

2018- Present Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA

2012-2018 Anatolia College (AC) Gymnasium- Lyceum- IB diploma, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Exhibitions

2020 Annual Awards Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2020 PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA (chosen along with 4 others to represent the School of the Museum of Fine Arts)

2020 Annual Photo Area Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2020 Into the Mystic, Porter Square Gallery, Boston, MA

2020 A Light in the Dark, House of Praxis pop up exhibition, Boston, MA, exhibiting& curator

2020 Spring into 2020, RSM Art Gallery, Boston, MA

2019 Passing the Candle, multimedia pop up exhibition, Boston MA

2019 Spookulation, multimedia exhibition funded by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Roxbury, MA

2019, The Horror is Surreal, House of Praxis pop up exhibition, Boston, MA, exhibiting& curator

2019, Fresh Start, House of Praxis pop up exhibition, Boston, MA, exhibiting& curator

2019, DEAUTO, MFA-candidate curated exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2019, Arrested Image, Annual Photography  Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2019, CONNECTIVITY, RSM Art Gallery, Boston, MA

2018 Senior Visual Arts Exhibition, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Professional Experience/ Volunteering 

2019-Present Studio Assistant of Adrienne Christos and Magnificent Beast brand, Boston, MA

    Digital design, illustration

    Documentation of work and events

    Video footage editing

    Assistance in painting murals, commissioned pieces, live performances

2019-Present Organizer and Curator of House of Praxis, Boston, MA

    Organize and curate monthly pop up apartment exhibitions

    Showcase over 30 local artists 

     Illustrate and publish monthly publications featuring exhibiting artists

2020-Present Studio Assistant at Ceramics studio, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

    Loading and firing kilns

    Recycling and processing clay 

    Managing and upkeep of ceramics area

2018- Present Studio Monitor at Advanced Production Lab (2d/ 3d printing and laser cutting studio), School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

    Digital design and illustration

    Operating laser engravers and vinyl cutters 

 

2019 Summer internship at Ashanti, Greek handmade jewelry store, Thessaloniki, Greece

2019 Curated the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards exhibition for the state of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

​2018- 2019 Studio Monitor at Woodshop, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

2017- 2018 Volunteer work in Life through the Eyes of the Other, photography and film seminar with refugee groups, (6 months) Ministry of Immigration, Thessaloniki, Greece

​2016-2018 Volunteer work in En Dinamei, art seminars for adults with special needs, Thessaloniki, Greece

 2014- 2018 Volunteer work in Agios Dimitrios Institute for people with mental and physical disabilities, Thessaloniki, Greece

Magda Petmeza

230 Fenway

02115, Boston, MA

P: +17818271856 | +306977434134

E: magdapetmeza@gmail.com

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