But the idea of transformation has always been something that I romanticize in a work. I’m cautious of it but I also need it to connect my thoughts with the process of making. That’s really important.
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Paul Mpagi Sepuya (1982, San Bernardino, CA) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is an MFA Candidate in photography at UCLA. He resided in New York from 2000-2014, where he participated in Artist-in-Residence programs at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He has exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada; and Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY. Sepuya’s work is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and his print zine series SHOOT (2005-2008) is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum Library, The Museum of Modern Art Library, and the Fotomuseum Winterthur.