Paul Mpagi Sepuya - Study (2906) 2016 - 2019
"Paul Mpagi Sepuya's beguiling intimacy among the technologies that produce photographic meaning. Meticulously shot in mirror reflections, Sepuya's images manifest a gravid tension between the artist himself, and the material stuff of photography itself. The great pleasure and challenge of this work is in trying to decrypt its various pictorial logics: which bodies belong to whom, which parts of the image are pictures within the picture or reflected objects in the mise-en-scène. From the ambiguous fragments, a sense emerges of the relational and figurative meaning of portrait photography and its fraught relationship with identity catagories."
- Jarod Quinton, Artforum
Fire Island Artist Residency founded in 2011, is the first and only residency for emerging LGBTQ artists. FIAR seeks to bring the best and brightest emerging artists to Cherry Grove, the country's oldest LGBTQ town to commune, create, and contribute to the island's rich legacy. All proceeds from the sale of this benefit edition will ensure that this program remains free for its participants.
Size: 9 x 13 1/3 inches
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
Price: $ 1,000 (price subject to change based on availability)
Made exclusively for Fire Island Artist Residency Curtesy of the Artist
This limited edition Paul Mpagi Sepuya print is at FIAR
Paul Mpagi Sepuya was born in 1982 and he lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in 2016 and a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2004. Sepuya has participated in residencies at Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, 2014; Fire Island Artist Residency, 2013; Studio Museum in Harlem, 2010; Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2010; and Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2009. Sepuya was the recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann, Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grant. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Team Gallery in LA, Fotomuseum, Amsterdam, DelVaz projects, Paris, and upcoming shows at Team Gallery in New york opening March 7th and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and group exhibitions at David Zwirner NY, MOMA, NY and the New Museum, NY.