1013 Grand St #13

Brooklyn, NY 11206


Image credit @ Elyssa Goodman, 2017



Magali Duzant is a NY-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work combines the poetics of perception alongside in-depth research practices to examine the subjectivity of seeing and the roles of technology and translation as mediators of lived experience. 

Her work has been exhibited internationally most recently at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, the Queens Museum, Spring Break Art Fair, and Fridman Gallery in NY, Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sydney College of Art and Parramatta Artist Studios in Australia. She has created a number of public commissions for BRIC and Memorial Sloan Kettering amongst others. Her book, Light Blue Desire : A Manual to the Color Blue was published in 2018 by Conveyor Editions following the 2015 publication of, I Looked & Looked, a collection of 20 views of the moon on the night of Hurricane Sandy, inspired by the synchronicity of a romantic letter exchange between Stieglitz and O’Keeffe. She is a 2018 recipient of a New Work Grant from NYC's DCLA and QCA. In 2015 she was awarded a Queens Council on The Arts Grant for her public work, Live Streaming Sunset, a 2016 SU-CASA grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and has held residencies with Picture Berlin, Lumen in Italy, and NY’s NARS Foundation and is a 2017/18 Keyholder in Residence at the Lower East Side Printshop. She holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design and a BHA in Fine Arts and Visual Culture from Carnegie Mellon University.

CV: PDF download


Parsons New School of Design, NY, NY  MFA in Photography & Related Media, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA  BHA in Fine Art & Visual Culture, 2009

Selected Exhibitions ( Solo exhibitions ** )


Salón ACME No. 7, Proyecto Público Prim, Mexico City, MX

Delirium, RedLine, Month of Photography Denver Biennial, Denver, CO

Alarum, Soft Power Palace, Berlin, Germany

Deep Space Laundry, Washer Dryer Projects, Salt Lake City, UT 

Who Takes Care of New York?, Queens Museum, NY, NY ( forthcoming )


I can see for miles, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia

The East Light : Live Streaming Sunrise, Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey

This Is Not Here, Re:21, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY

S.T.E.P., Flux Factory & Queens Museum, NY, NY


A Means To Measure, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA **

Arts Suzhou, Suzhou, China

Webbiennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Tongue Tide, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

Nature, or : What Are We Looking For? Gospel Flat, Bolinas, CA

Reconceived Notions, Stand, Brooklyn, NY


A Shape In The Sun, Brooklyn Infusion Center, Brooklyn, NY **

Queens International 2016, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

LUMEN, Crypt Gallery, London, UK

Constructing New Photographies, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Fung Wah Biennial, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

4RL, curated by Nati Hyojin Kim + Kat JK Lee, SPRING / BREAK Art Show, NY, NY


Shortest Day Longest Sunset: Live Streaming Sunset, 12 hours, Local Project, Queens, NY **

Lift Off, Fridman Gallery, NY, NY

Open Door Discourse, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Interpretations, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU

Unbound,  Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania, AU & Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney, AU

Work In Progress, Root Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Video Snack 5, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA


Salon, ( harbor ), NY, NY

#IRL, In Real Life, Aronson Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design, NY, NY

Still Life and Man : Interpretations, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU

A Process ( Der Greif ), Neue Galerie im Hohmannhaus, Augsburg, DE

Future Projections, Auckland Festival of Photography, Silo Park, Auckland, NZ


2,906.6 miles or 3 hours, DUMBO Arts Fest, Brooklyn, NY

how to say for what i do not know, harbor, Brooklyn, NY

Re:Cinema, Sydney College of Art, Sydney, AU

Align, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Emergent Systems, Harbor, Brooklyn, NY


MFA NOW, Siskind Gallery, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

A Life, Still, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Beijing Design Week 2012, CCD-05, RAWR!, Caochangdi, Beijing, CN

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, CN

Small Prints, Humble Arts Foundation, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NY, NY


Fresh Work, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Narrative, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Voyeur, Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY


2010 Biennial, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA

Interstitial, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

Art Scouts, curated by Kerry Skarbakka, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA


Mapping Braddock, Unsmoke Systems, Braddock, PA

Grade A, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

From the Vault, Regina Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Public Commissions

2018  Solstice, super / collider, Ace Hotel, London, UK

2017  One If By Night, video night ride through NYC, Artists Alliance + BikeNY, NY

2017  What Is It, Then, Between Us, large scale vinyl mural installation, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2016  A Shape In The Sun / A Means To Measure, Light sensitive sculptures, Brooklyn Infusion Center, MSKCC, NY

2016  Light Tunnel, 12 piece chromatic light installation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY

2016  Poem For A Pawn: I Was Seeking, Provident Loan Society, Bay Ridge SAW, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Presentations / Lectures

2018  Seeing The Story: Creating Narratives in Visual Art, panel participant, moderated by Elyssa Goodman of VICE, Brooklyn Book festival, Brooklyn, NY

2018  Light Blue Desire, LES Book Fair @ Foley Gallery, NY, NY

2018  Visiting Artist Talk, CUNY College of Staten Island, NY

2017  Blue Across Tongues, In conversation with Xenia Diente for Tongue Tide, NYC

2017  Artist Talk, The Assembly at Rubber Factory, NY, NY

2016  Art In The Digital Age, panel participant, College Art Association Conference, Washington DC

2015  Artist Talk, Parramatta Lanes & Parramatta Artists Studios, Parramatta, Sydney, NSW, AU

2015  Artist Talk, Photo Feast, The New School, NY, NY

2015  Artists In Conversation with Curator Elisabeth Biondi, Lift Off, Fridman Gallery, NY, NY

2014  Panel Member, Photographic Shifts: Ubiquity vs. The Sublime, Society for Photographic Education, Conference, Albany, NY

2014  Guest Lecture & Studio Visits, Professional Practices, Carnegie Mellon University, Pgh, PA

2013  Making a Living, Living Your Dream, BXA Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pgh, PA

2013  Focus & Motivation, Artist Presentation, Department of Art, Hunter College CUNY, NY, NY

2013  Parsons Pre-College Program, Parsons The New School for Design, NY, NY

Awards / Residencies / Grants

2018 New Work Grant, Queens Council on the Arts + DCLA, NYC

2018 Teaching Artist Residency, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2017-2018 Keyholder Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, NY, NY

2016 LUMEN Residency, Atina, Italy

2016 SU-CASA Artist Grant & Residency, DCA, NY, NY

2015 NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, Live Streaming Sunset

2015 Queens Council on The Arts Grant, Live Streaming Sunset

2015 NARS Foundation, Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Parramatta Artists Studio, Short-term Residency, Sydney, AU

2014-2012 Dean’s Scholarship, Parsons The New School for Design

2013 Portfolio Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2013-2012 BAYVAN Artist Registry

2012-2011 Artist-in-Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Artist Book  Publications

A Light Blue Desire, Conveyor Editions, 2018 ( artist book, edition of 500 )

I Looked & Looked, Conveyor Editions, 2015 ( artist book, edition of 500 )

Press / Reviews

Van Wagtendonk, Anya, Art, Ecofeminism, and Community…, Bkylner, October 17,2017

Larkin, Daniel, Playing With Words, Hyperallergic, July 20, 2017

BRIC TV, BK Live program, Interview on Poem For A Pawn commission, June 9, 2016

Voon, Claire, A Biennial On A Bus… Hyperallergic, March 2016

Heins, Scott, The Fung Wah Biennial Took Me On A Weird Art Trip, Gothamist, March 2016

ART F City, Week’s Picks, Shortest Day Longest Sunset, December 2015

Atallah, Lara. Interview & Feature, Manhattan Portage Lifestyle Site, January 2015

Holcomb, Lori. What’s Also Under the Bridge, The New York Times, September 2013

Shaw, Kurt. Westmoreland Biennial Review, Pittsburgh Tribune Review July 2010

Shaw, Kurt. Interstitial Exhibition Review, Pittsburgh Tribune Review,  August 2010


Bibliography / Print & Web

Humble Arts Foundation ( web ), Reading Rebecca Solnit: 17 Photographers and Curators on Her Influence and Inspiration, 2017

For The Time Being, Conversations by David Chan and Troy Wong, 2016

Queens International 2016, Queens Museum exhibition catalogue, 2016 LINK http://queensmuseum.org/2016intl/

Raincoat In The Sky, 2016

Unbound Catalogue, essays by Jacqueline Millner and Kelly McDonald

Ein Prozess : A Process, Der Greif, 2014

Oranbeg Beta, 2014

Reframing Photography, Rebekah Modrak & Bill Anthes, 2013

In Bloom So Soon, 2013

Fashion Studies Journal, 2013

Netherworld Magazine, 2012

We Are Drifters, 2012

3200K Print Quarterly, Issue One, 2012

Feature Shoot, Road Trip, 2012

Musée Magazine, The Fears Issue, 2012

Union Station Magazine, Winter Issue, 2012

Camera Club Los Angeles, Featured Artist, December, 2011

Ag Works: Making Something, Showing Something, Allen C. Benson, 2010

Relay Arts magazine, Fall 2009, “Mapping Braddock: works by Magali Duzant and Carolyn Clayton”


Teaching Experience

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Photography, CUNY College of Staten Island, Spring 2018

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Photography, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY,  2016-present

Visiting Artist, Artists Alliance Inc + Early Childhood Center, Cyanotype Series, NY, 2016

Instructor, Art & The Everyday, Adult Education, Abrons Arts Center, NY, NY 2015