My creative journey
Magdalena Hill aka Magdalucca is a Polish American multi-media artist currently living in Mallorca, Spain.
"I am a multidisciplinary artist who embarked on my creative journey as a teenager, exploring painting, drawing, poetry, and music. My artistic pursuits led me to study Philosophy of Culture at Wrocław University and live in various European cities, where I delved into different art forms.
In 2004, I immigrated to the US, where I had the opportunity to experiment with photography, animation, and video editing under the mentorship of artist Gary Hill. Over the years, I balanced my artistic passion while working in diverse roles, including a decade-long stint as the head of an international video department.
In 2014, I became a mother, which further fueled my creativity, resulting in the release of my first short music album "The Air Between" in 2018.
2020 became a turning point, leading me to focus more on visual arts. I created a jewelry collection called “Free Polka”, aimed at supporting social causes, and later transitioned into textile abstract art.
Upon moving to Mallorca in 2021, I continued my visual art journey, participating in group shows and collaborating with fellow artists at Art Studio Portals.
Throughout my journey I have also discovered my unique quality of sense synthesis, where letters and numbers are perceived as colors, and images can be translated into music. This unique sensory experience influences my seamless transition between different creative forms, alternative music, visual art and jewelry, allowing me to explore the depth of my artistic expression."
Grants & Awards
Group exhibition at Art Studio Portals, Portals Nous, Mallorca, Spain
Creation of conceptual vagina earrings
Inspired by Polish Women Strike to demonstrate anti-government reaction to a ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal that made almost all cases of abortion illegal. The earrings were sold and supported the cause, Wroclaw, Poland
of surf, death, tropes & tableaux: The Psychedelic Gedankenexperiment
Produced a costume for Beauty is in the Eye for solo exhibition by Gary Hill
Gladstone Gallery, New York
Photo-montage of children/gargoyles for audio-visual installation by Gary Hill installed in the TONSPUR passage, Vienna, Austria
Overgrowth and Understory
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition showing Walking Cycle
organized by Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, USA
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition showing Plywood Holes
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, Washington, USA
Film & Video
Music visualization for Tsukina Waguma song
Directed, storyboarded, performed and edited video & 3D animation material
Music visualization for Stand by Your Side song
Co-directed, performed and edited video footage
Lavender Braid short film screenings (director, actor and screenplay)
Festival selection – Amsterdam Lift Off Film Festival – Seattle Polish Film Festival – Local Sightings Film Festival
Documentary film Tamarind Fruit
Co-director, interviewer and video editor, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
22nd International Film and Media Festival
Festival selection of video work A missing A, Clermont-Ferrand, France
12th International Media Art Biennale WRO
Festival selection of video work A missing A, Wroclaw, Poland
Performer for benefit performance by Gary Hill
Organized by COCA, Seattle, USA
Live performance at NEPO 5K DON’T RUN
Organized by NEPO House, Seattle, USA
Wearable Art Show
Live performance with presentation of the Talking dress
Madrona Institute, Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Performance VB70 – VB Marmi
Participant in Vanessa Beecroft's live performance
Galeria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
Performance for motion capture for digital character models in 3D animation
High-Tec studio, Torino, Italy
During these 3 years M.H. collaborated with 4 L.A. based songwriters (Jess Best, Ames, Miranda Glory, Jon Buscema) and wrote 17 original songs which are going to be produced and released in the next upcoming album in 2024
The Air Between EP official release (singer and songwriter)
The EP consists of 6 original songs written by Magdalena Hill (aka Magdalucca) and produced by Italian producer Eugene and American producer Sam Anderson
2014 Artist Trust grant for her short film Lavender Braid
2012 Telly Award in the video contest category of Low budget video
2012 WOW Award for producing original video content for Meredith corporation
2011 Grant of 300K$ by Reader’s Digest for recognition of producing valuable video product
Masters in Philosophy of Culture Studies
University of Wroclaw, Poland