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Magdalena Saliba is a fourth year BFA student studying studio art and art history at Tulane University from downtown Chicago. Currently based in New Orleans, Magdalena creates images and objects that capture the experience of womanhood, survival, and love. After a year living in Italy, Magdalena is a bilingual creator with a passion for utilizing her knowledge of past art history to create nuanced work that tugs at your heart strings. Her leadership, fundraising techniques, and lucrative social media skills have helped her create connections across the world. 

Education

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Tulane University - New Orleans, Louisiana    2020-Present

Majors: BA, Art History;  BFA, Studio Art

Major GPAs: 4.0

Overall GPA: 3.98                  

 International education

IES Milan - Milan, Italy. Fall Semester 2022.

IES Paris - Paris, France. July 2022.

CIEE Rome Tulane - Rome, Italy. June 2021.

Richmond International School- Richmond, England. Fall Semester 2020.

National Geographic Student Expedition- Tokyo, Japan. July 2018. 

The Oxprep Experience - Oxford, UK. July 2017. 

Exhibitions

Les Salon des Bon Enfants,  group show at The Good Children gallery. New Orleans, Louisiana. Curated by the Good Children gallery members. 

December 2023. 

Carroll Gallery Juried Exhibition group show in the Carroll Gallery. New Orleans, Louisiana. Curated by Cheryl Hayes. 

October-November 2023. 

Masked Violence: Volume II group show in the Carroll Gallery. New Orleans, Louisiana. Curated by Sophi Tomisulo and Laura Richens. 

September-October 2023.

The Last Sweet Bite group show at Paper Machine. New Orleans, Louisiana. Curated by AnnieLaurie Erickson. 

April 2023.

Masked Violence: Volume I group show at Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. Curated by Sophi Tomisulo. 

March 2022. 

Seeing Eyeglass group show at SoLo Eye Care. Chicago, Illinois. Curated by Phyllis Burstein. 

April 2019. 

National Geographic Tokyo Student Expedition Group Show

July 2018.

Experience

Archives Intern at Triennale Design Museum

Milan, Italy. May - August 2023

Freelance Photography, Art, and Design

2017 to Present

Honors & Awards

Global Seal of Biliteracy - Italian

October 2023. 

Tulane's Windgate-Lamar Fellowship Award Nominee

October 2023. 

Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award for Outstanding Achievement in Two Dimensional Visual Art 

May 2023

Tulane Dean’s List - GPA of 3.7  & higher

Spring Semester 2021, Fall Semester 2021, Spring Semester 2022, Spring Semester 2023

Chi Omega Fraternity Scholarship Recognition -

 GPA of 3.5 & higher

 Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 

McCormick Foundation High School Media Awards General Feature Story – Excellent Achievement

2019 academic year, Nominated to represent Walter Payton College Prep

The Illinois Journalism Education Association Awards - First Place Best Feature Story

2019 academic year, Nominated to represent Walter Payton College Prep

NASA MicroObservatory Challenge Winner 

Fall 2018. My visual art capturing a planetary nebula was featured on the homepage of the NASA website.

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