Nzuji De Magalhaes received her Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art with emphasis on Mixed Media from the University of Southern California. She showed her work in many art galleries nationally including, Steve Turner Art gallery, MOAD in San Francisco, the Studio Museum in Harlem, BoxHeart in Pennsylvania, and WoMan Made gallery in Illinois. Also in 2012 her work was featured at the first Made in LA biennial at the Hammer Museum, and was the winning recipient for the LA Metro Station public art competition.
Her artwork vividly critiques social-cultural stereotypes, post colonial discourse, myth, ethnicity, and politics. She meticulously combines art forms learned in Angola and America to create work that conveys stories of her birthplace and her stay in America. Presently, Nzuji’s work has grown into a three-dimensional arena, where she includes sound as another medium for great expression and artistic endeavors.