Artist Interview: Sarah Magida
Sarah Magida is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with an MA in Publications Design, Spring 2014.
She grew up in Baltimore City, but traveled throughout the US and abroad before finishing her BFA at MICA. There, she studied painting, installation art, and fibers. She is very involved in the Baltimore artistic community, both as an active artist and an events planner.
She is organized and curious to expand her knowledge concerning craft, accuracy, and creativity. She is fond of nature, patterns, math, and typography. She became interested in graphic design through explorations of the world around her. She felt that the way people view and receive information was one of the highest forms of art. Being a graphic designer is more about the art of communication presented in a new way than merely about text and image.
Tectonic Space: Is there anything that would stop you from creating art?
Sarah Magida: The apocalypse, maybe.
Tectonic Space: What is your favorite medium?
Sarah Magida: I love embroidery, ink on paper and painting. However, there’s nothing I won’t try. I’ve been experimenting with clay a lot.
Tectonic Space: Where do you go to find inspiration? How does it inform your work?
Sarah Magida: I find inspiration from old performance posters, ladies wrestling, math and nature, typography and textures everywhere.
Tectonic Space: Does monetary motivation derail your desire to create?
Sarah Magida: Yup—It’s hard when you don’t earn much from your work but want to make art all the time. I keep making art as much as I can though.
Tectonic Space: How did you develop your style?
Sarah Magida: I just kept going. Your style comes naturally when you pick up things you like from other artists too, like line quality or use of color, but you also pick and chose what works well for your aesthetic and pretty soon you have your own language to use.
You can see Sarah’s work on Instagram.
- On September 02, 2017