Muriel Magenta

Muriel Magenta is a “new genre” artist working in 3D animation, video, computer art, web technology, installation, multimedia performance, and sculpture. She explores the interface between various electronic media. Her larger objective is to create a visual experience in an actual space, and then transmit it over electronic networks into virtual environments. Conversely, Magenta produces art for the internet that she transforms into gallery and theatre environments.

The women’s art movement remains a constant in Magenta’s professional life. She was National President of the Women’s Caucus for Art and has been active in the College Art Association’s Committee on Women in the Arts. At the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, she presented her multimedia installation, “The World’s Women On-Line!” showcasing the art of women in global electronic networks. Solo exhibitions of her installations have been presented at: LACE, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; Kansas City Art Institute; Gallery 10, Washington, DC; Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia; City Bank (57th and Park Avenue), New York; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; and Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. Magenta’s video works have been screened internationally and throughout the U.S. including: “Internationaler Videokunstpreis”, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; “14th International Hamburg Short Film Festival” (Digital Video), Germany; “2nd Microwave Festival”, Hong Kong; “Brussels International Film Festival”; “New Cinema: 33rd Pesaro Film Festival”, Rome; “Medien Operative Berlin”; “European Media Art Festival”, Osnabrück, Germany; SIGGRAPH ‘98, Orlando, FL; “Downtown Arts Festival”, Chelsea Sculpture Garden, New York; and “Director’s Series”, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; “Reel NY,” WNET, PBS, Channel 13; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

As a Professor of Art at Arizona State University, she teaches graduate and undergraduate studio courses involving new media concepts and techniques. Magenta finds the duality of teaching and researching new media energizes her art practice. Magenta received her art training at CUNY: Queens; Johns Hopkins University, and Arizona State University. Muriel Magenta is a native New Yorker, re-located to Tempe, Arizona.

Artist Code: 124


Club M

2009, 04:00 minutes, colour

28 WOMEN: a chance for independence

2005, 17:00 minutes, colour, English

Times Square

2002, 04:00 minutes, colour, music, no dialogue

Token City

1997, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

The World's Women On-line!: Videowall

1995, 05:30 minutes, colour, Various

Virtual Justice

1993, 25:30 minutes, colour, English

Coiffure Carnival

1990, 10:38 minutes, colour, English

Salon Doo

1987, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

In Defense Of A Hairdo

1984, 08:28 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Playing on the Power of Hair: Muriel Magenta at Scottsdale Center...
by Victoria Reed. Artweek, May 24, 1990, v. 21, no. 20.