Nzuji De Magalhães


Twenty year experience and expertise in painting, drawing, mixed, multi-media, and Art history.
Active field artist exhibiting in regional, national and international galleries and museum exhibits, such as the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York.
Currently, eight panels are publicly and permanently place in the Metro Bundy Expo line in Santa Monica.

2002 M.F.A in Studio Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2000 B.A in Studio Art, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA


2019 Bare Recognition: Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Chiaro Scuro (Collaboration with Bianca Hall): CalState Fullerton, CA

2008 Timeless (Collaboration with Laila Scharf): EVOCAL, Costa Mesa, CA

2005 Daqui Dai (From Here to There): Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2003 UCI 1st Annual Studio Art Alumni Invitational: Irvine, CA



Faculty Exhibition, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA

Greetings from Chinatown, The Ministry of Culture, Los Angeles, CA

We’re Still Here, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Only Way Out is In, Citrus College Fine Art Gallery, Glendora, CA

Inspired Turns 1: Inspired Art Wine Studio, Costa Mesa, CA


Out There: Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA


Hard Edge: California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Incognito 11: Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

PUN, People’s United Nations: Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

One Peace: William Grant Still Art Center , Los Angeles, CA


Incognito 10: Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

Open: Papillion Art Gallery, Leimert Park, CA


Brewery Annex LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Motown to Def Jam: Neiman Art Center, and La Maison d’Art gallery, Harlem NY

Give & Take: The Currency of Culture: University of Syracuse Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse NY

Assemble Required: Selections from the permanent collection: Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY

Made in LA Biennial Exhibition: Hammer Museum, CA

Romare Bearden Centennial Exhibition: Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
Who, What, Wear: Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
Plain Art Project: Tel Aviv, Israel
The Garden of Forking Paths: Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Quadruple Consciousness: Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Embracing Ambiguity Faces of the Future: CSU Fullerton Main Art Gallery Fullerton, CA

Younger Than Jesus Exhibit: New Museum, New York, NY
Collected. Propositions On The permanent Collection: Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
California African American Museum “Inside My Head” Exhibit

The Sacred Art Exhibition, Box Art Galleries: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Art Inter/National: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Sacred Art Exhibition: Box Art Galleries: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Performance Archive – Restricted Area, Los Angeles, CA
The 6th Annual Art Inter/ National: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hillel Art Gallery: Global, Los Angeles, CA

Steve Turner Gallery: Efface, Beverly Hills, CA
Palos Verdes Art Center: Bling , Palos Verdes, CA
The 5th Annual Art Inter/National Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Frequency: Studio Museum in Harlem: New York, NY

Grand Opening Art Exhibit: MOAD Museum, San Francisco, CA
Woman of the African Diaspora:Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Follow Me: A Fantasy – Arena 1 Gallery, Long Island, NY

WHAT?! A Mixed Media Exhibit: Tillford Art Group Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Sacred Art Exhibition:Box Art Galleries: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Silk Road to the Future Silk painting exhibition: Beijing, China
Arts Festival Recipient: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ARTIVISM Art exhibit: Festival Gallery at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA
Folk Art Museum and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Presents: African American Artists in Los Angeles A Survey Exhibition-Fade 1990-2003, 2004
3rd Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition: Box Art Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3rd Annual Anniversary Exhibition: Box Art Galleries, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
The Spirit of the Kongo Arts Festival: Backstreet Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

to believe much more than that: UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Thesis Show: USC F-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Backstreet Galleries Present: “Women of Color”, Los Angeles, CA
USC 5th Annual Spring Festival of the Arts Global Address present: “A Better Life Beckons”, Los Angeles, CA

“Thinking Gender”: UCLA/USC Graduate Student Research Conference,
Los Angeles, CA
USC Graduate Fine Arts Department Open House Group Show II, Los Angeles, CA
Backstreet Galleries present, “Political, Feminist, Edge Women Salute” Santa Monica, CA

“PIXX”: Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
“Come In to My Hole”: USC Graduate Fine Arts Department Open House
Group Show, Los Angeles, CA


PUBLIC ART PROJECT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Metro Station, Santa Monica at Bundy and Exposition 2012-2015

NOV 21, 1963: The Day Before: Peter Norton Symphony Space 2013
Made in LA Biennial: Hammer Museum, CA 2012

Tiny Bigfoot’s Big Choice: Bookstand publishing, collaboration with Jennie Bragraw 2014

Nominee Rema Hort Mann Foundation 2014
Residency at Franz Mayer of Munich, Germany 2013
Finalist Los Angeles Metro Station Public Art Project 2013
Residency at The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Sarasota, FL 2012
Speaker UCI Fine Arts Graduation Commencement 2009
Speaker UCI Arts Career Panelist 2009
Disney Black History Month Art Honorarium 2006
Legends of China Silk Art First Place Award Recipient: Beijing, China 2004
Speaker UCI Arts Career 2004

Ms. Eileen Norton Art Collection
Ms. Virginia Mack-Ross Art Collection
Mr. Thurman V. White, Jr. Art Collection
Studio Museum in Harlem Art Collection
Mr. Michael Lynne Art Collection
Mr. David Allen Grier Art Collection
Ms. CCH Pounder-Kone Art Collection
Mr. Lyndon Barrois and Ms. Janine Barrois Art Collection
Dr. Joy Simmons Art Collection


Spectrum TV Channel 1: Metro Art Bundy and Expo Line 2018
Creating a Scene: LA Weekly 2014
PIA Gallery Institutes New Era: The Morningside Park Chronicle 2014
The Bearden Project: The Studio Museum in Harlem Catalog 2012
Hammer Museum Catalog: Nzuji de Magalhães: Made In LA 2012
Made in L.A. Looks beyond city of Angels: O.C Register 2012
Made In L.A: Nzuji de Magalhães: I’M YOURS 2012
Is the Hammer’s Biennial Hateable Enough? BLOUIN ARTINFO 2012
Made in L.A. Looks beyond city of Angels: O.C Register 2012
Made in LA Biennial Exhibition Catalog 2012
Quadruple Consciousness: Vox Populi Art Catalog 2011
Embracing Ambiguity -Faces of the Future: Cal State Fullerton Art Gallery Catalog 2010
Bling: Palos Verdes Art Center Catalog 2006
Cobertor de Paz (Cover): Loggernaut reading series 2006
Bling Rings True at Art Center: Palos Verdes Peninsula News 2006
Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora Art Catalog 2005
Frequency: The studio Museum in Harlem Art Catalog 2005
Art against the past: New York Daily News 2005
Art of Luminosity: 2005
Studio (SMH Magazine): Collector’s issue 2005
Follow Me’ at Arena 1 Gallery: Artweek Magazine 2005
F space: USC Graduate Art Catalog 2002
UCLA art department explores diversity of beliefs in exhibit: Daily Bruin 2002