Visual artist Magda von Hanau has spent her life a devotee and disseminator of beauty in its many forms.

Born and raised in Barra Bonita, a bucolic countryside municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil, von Hanau forged an early connection with nature before embarking as a teenager on a lustrous modeling and performance career. A prominent fixture on Europe's finest fashion runways and in magazine editorial pages, she found her deep-rooted passion for beauty and art continue to blossom next on the stage - acting in the theater and excelling at improv and interpretation. Von Hanau became well known as an actress on Italian television screens before she enrolled in art school, applying her natural talent and experience living in the world's most historic arts and culture capitals into developing her own visual language.

Uniquely, her work today takes these influences into the domain of drawing, photography, installations, and sculpture; spanning movements, mediums, and cultures. Influences on von Hanau's practice include nature, feminism, history, the visceral and the overall transcendence of life. Anchored by the themes of time and space, she delves into more conceptual frameworks, acutely, exploring and experimenting with the motifs of beauty, identity, loss, deconstruction and of fragmented moments from juxtaposed to capture, freeze and render visible stories that transcend time and space, and break down the way we see the world around us.

Fast gaining recognition on the world stage, von Hanau's work has been featured in several galleries, at numerous exhibitions, highlighted as public works and included in several prestigious private collections. Many of her works have been featured in top international media outlets including Architectural Digest Italia, Elle Decor, Departures, Casa Vogue Brasil, Robb Report, and elsewhere.

Press

March 2019

Selecta

Shangai Traveler Spring

Palace Magazine

Robb Report

Miami Home and Decor

Casa Vogue Brasil

Interior Design Homes

Miami Home and Decor

Architectural Digest

Exhibitions & Art Activities

March 5th, 2020

Deconstructed Beauty exhibition Galleria

Ca’ d’Oro New York, NY 

2020

Art Wynwood with Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, Miami, FL  

January 21st, 2019

Robb Report Magazine

2019

Interior Design Magazine 

April 3rd, 2019

Wallpaper Magazine

March 14th, 2019

Departures Magazine

March 27th, 2019

Elle Décor Magazine

2018

Tree Public Art Installation at Pinecrest Park Miami, FL 

January 14th, 2019

Robb Report Magazine

April 7th, 2019

Casa Vogue Brazil Magazine

2018

Miami Home and Decor Magazine, Volume 13, Number 4

Fall 2018, 2017

Homes Interior Design Magazine

2017

Repetition of Space exhibition for the Door Miami, FL

2017

Group exhibition at Poltrona Frau Miami, FL 

October 13th, 2017

Wide Walls Magazine

2017

Identity exhibition at Art Living Room Miami Beach, FL 

2017

Imperfect Aesthetic exhibition at Soho House Miami Beach, FL

2017

Maison do Object Show Miami Beach, FL 

Summer 2017

Palace Magazine

February 2017

Selecta Magazine

2016

Shanguai Traveler Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 2

2016

Robicara Design Gallery exhibition for Art Base, Miami ,FL            

Experience

2008-2016

CEO and Creativity Director of Magda Gomes Beachwear

Education

Miami International University of Art & Design, 2020

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Skills

Adobe Photoshop 


Microsoft Office


Photography


Illustration

Sculpting


Print Making

Multilingual: English/Spanish/Italian/Portuguese

Contact Me

 © 2023 by Magda von Hanau.

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