The Secret Life of Ghosts, 2010
A work in response to Sept. 11. Mixed media + collage Artist’s Book, 7.5 x 7.5 inches, unique. $3500


   

 



Les Petits Riens,
2014
16 folded books in a box, pencil, ink, soft pastel & collage on paper, Box: 2.5 x 3 inches, Books 2.75 x 2.5 inches, one of a kind. $600
PR 010PR 112


   


 
The Boo Book, 2012
11 panel accordion book, mixed media, 2.625 x 4.25 inches, one of a kind. $95
The Boo Book
The Boo Book b replacement   


   


 
The Central Park, 2013
8 panel accordion book, mixed media, 3 x 4.375 inches, one of a kind. Only 2 of 4 remaining in the series. $140 each
The Central Park b   



   


 
Central Park, 2013
14 panel accordion book, mixed media, 3 x 4.375 inches, one of a kind. Only 2 of 4 remaining in the series. $140Central Park   



   


 
 
Under Your Skin #1, 2011
Ten folio books, mixed media, 10 x 6.75 inches each, unique pieces. $600 each
   


   


 
Under Your Skin #2, 2011
Twelve 16 page pamphlet stitched books, mixed media, 5 x 3.5 inches each, unique pieces. $500 each
   


   


 
Under Your Skin #3, 2012
Two 24 page accordion books, mixed media, closed book 5 x 3.625 inches/ displayed 5 x 43.75 inches each, unique pieces. $700 each
   


   


 
Under Your Skin #4, 2012
20 page accordion book, mixed media, closed book 10 x 7.125 inches/ displayed 10 x 68.5 inches, unique pieces. $950
   


   


 
The Year of the Snake, 2001
Artist’s book; mixed media, feathers, collage, string in a book, 7.5 x 1 x 7 inches. $3500

   


   


 
 
Jeux D’ Enfants #2, 2008
Ink, colored pencil, pastel, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500
Despo Magoni artwork   


   


 
Jeux D’Enfants #11, 2008
Ink, charcoal, pastel, thread, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500
Despo Magoni artwork   

   


 
Jeux D’Enfants #15, 2008
Ink, colored pencil, pastel, thread, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500   

Despo Magoni artwork    


 
Jeux D’Enfants #18, 2008
Ink, pastel, feather, collage on folded paper, 8 x 8 inches. $500
Despo Magoni artwork   


   


 
 
Small Book #11, 2013
Folding book with 4 loose folios, ink, pastel, collage, string, 2.75 x 3.25 inches, unique. $85
Small_Book_#11a,_Despo_Magoni
   

 

 
The Diary of Scheherazade (from The Thousand and One Nights series)
Artist’s book; mixed media, feathers, collage, string in a book. $2000   


 
The World of the Greeks: A Book Transformed, 2002
Collage on a book cover, 9.5 x 1 x 7.87 inches. $300


Small Book #15, 2013
8 panel accordion book, ink, pastel, 2.75 x 2.75 inches, unique. $85
Small_Book_#15a,_Despo_Magoni   





Croton Reservoir, 2013
10 panel accordion book, mixed media, 3 x 4.25 inches, one of a kind. $140
Croton Reservoir bCroton Reservoir

 

 


 
Creating Central Park, 2013
12 panel accordion book, mixed media, 3 x 4.25 inches, one of a kind. $140
Creating Central Park b
Creating Central Park   



  

   

Statement

Preoccupied with the human condition, I have explored in my paintings, books, and works on paper, social issues and to a larger degree women’s issues inspired by myth, history and current events, blending the personal with the collective, the inner with the outer and the past with the present. Themes of growth, mortality and the process of grieving are also expressed in my work. Recently, I have been working in a more abstract manner and have related this new visual language to the themes of Labyrinth and the Cosmos.

Biography

For the past thirty-five years Magoni has been exploring her artistic concerns through a variety of themes and media. Her exhibitions, awards, radio interviews and television appearances have made her an established figure in the international art world.

Her work has been exhibited, among other places, at the Alternative Museum, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, Kouros Gallery and Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee; Islip Art Museum, Oakdale, NY; Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL; The Museum of Modern Art, Guadalajara, Mexico; Ora Gallery and Nees Morfes Gallery, in Athens, Greece; and Shinsaegae Gallery, Kwangju, Korea.

Magoni’s works are included in the collections of Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, Guadalajara, Mexico; The Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece; Vero Beach Art Center, Florida; and Kwangju Art Museum, Kwangju, Korea.

Born in Athens, Greece, Magoni has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 1968. She received an MFA in painting as well as a diploma in fresco and iconography from the Polytechnic School of Fine Arts of Athens in 1967.

Despo Magoni Website