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Magda Audifred

Professional Art Studio
Visual Artist
Los Angeles

Magda Audifred’s work is grounded in humanity and an unabashed reverence for vibrant hues and surrealist symbols that function as cathartic recourse to the cacophony of everyday life. Her paintings, rich in saturated reds, blues, and ochres, invite viewers to stay with them for a while and make oneself at home in their presence, muddling the artificial boundaries between thought and feeling.

Portfolio

Audifred’s paintings read as if they want to live with and become part of your abode, the space in which life is lived in openly and complexly. Her paintings combine sweeping gestures, emblematic of post-war lyrical abstraction, with symbols such as doorways, windows, and passageways, employing the vocabulary of the latter with the symbolic potency of the former. As such, her paintings occupies a poetic space nestled in a viewers psyche which beckons a reevaluation of what is categorized as hopeful and magical.


Honors and awards

  • 2012 "First Place Printmaking Award"
    Beverly Hills Arts, CA
  • 2007 "Second Place Printmaking Award"
    Beverly Hills Arts, CA
  • 2005 "Second Place Printmaking Award"
    Miami, FL
  • 2005 "Second Place Printmaking Award"
    Beverly Hills Arts, CA
  • 2004 "First Place Award"
    Venice Art Center, FL
  • 2003 "Honorable Mention"
    Key Biscayne Arts Center, FL
  • 2003 "Painting Award, Second Place "
    Cape Coral, FL
  • 2002 "Honorable Mention"
    Fox River Arts Council, ILL
  • 1999 "Artist in Residence Award/Arts in Corrections"
    Made possible by California Arts Council,CA
  • 1998 "Purchase Award: National Print Exhibition"
    Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Kenosha, WI
  • 1997 "Honorable Mention: Ink & Clay XXIII"
    Kellog Art Gallery, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
  • 1996 "UK/LA: Collaboration and Exchange"
    Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA and Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1993 "Multisite Program/Exchange: Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin"
    Austin University Printmaking Studio, Austin, TX. Instructor: Lee Chesney III
  • 1992 "3rd Place Award: Members Exhibition"
    Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • 1991 "2nd Place Award: The Center Gallery"
    Long Beach, CA

Exhibitions

  • 2012 "Ink Spot"
    Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, OR
  • 2011 "Printmaking"
    Brea Art Gallery, Brea,CA
  • 2010 "International Printmaking Exchange"
    Eastern Oregon University, OR
  • 2007 "All about women"
    Zu Gallery Fine Arts, Miami, FL
  • 2006 "Distortions"
    Hamilton Galleries, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2005 "Mirando al Sur"
    Northridge Art Galleries, Northridge, CA
  • 2005 "Boca Raton Art Fest"
    Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
  • 2004 "Small works with paper"
    Mas Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004 "Genesis Artist for Aids"
    Miami, FL
  • 2003 "Mount Dora Art Center"
    Mount Dora. FL
  • 2003 "Key Biscayne Arts Center"
    Key Biscayne, FL
  • 2002 "Pressworks"
    Tribes Gallery, New York , NY
  • 2001 "Positive Negative"
    Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, TN
  • 2001 "Ink and Clay"
    Kellog Gallery, California Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
  • 2000 "Printmaking Diversity"
    Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA
  • 1999 "Figurative"
    Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1998 "Dia de los Muertos"
    Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
  • 1998 "Borders, Bridges & Beyond"
    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1998 "National Small Print Exhibition"
    Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Kenosha, WI
  • 1997 "Day of the Dead"
    Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1997 "Traditions Abandoned/Traditions Retained"
    Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
  • 1996 "Paper Visions"
    Housitonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1995 "Multiple Impressions"
    Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
  • 1994 "Borders without Borders"
    International Fest, Mexico, Los Angeles, CA, Austin,TX
  • 1994 "Recent Acquisitions"
    Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
  • 1993 "5 Women and Their Work"
    Gossp Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1993 "Atelier 93"
    Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992 "The Impact of Two Worlds"
    Art Space Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • 1991 "5th Annual Art Exhibit"
    The Center Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • 1989 "All City Art Open"
    Barnsdall Art Park, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2005 "Five LA Artist"
    Par-ci Par-la Gallery, Lyon, France
  • 1997 "Primera Collectiva"
    Galeria del Pasaje, Seville, Spain
  • 1997 "Arte+Sur 97"
    International Contemporar Art, Granada, Spain
  • 1996 "Estampa 96"
    Antiguo Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain
  • 1996 "The Original print"
    Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1996 "Inauguracion"
    Galeria del Pasaje, Seville, Spain
  • 2007 "Juego de Verbos"
    Zu Gallery Fine Arts, Miami, FL
  • 2004 "Remembrance"
    Mas Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002 "Mutations"
    MG Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • 1999 "One Woman show"
    MG Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • 1996 "One Woman show"
    MG Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • 1994 "Variaciones"
    Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1993 "Connections"
    Gossp Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992 "Reflections"
    Gossp Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992 "Face in Motion"
    Ventana Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1991 "Living on the Edge"
    The Center Gallery, Long Beach, CA