Each month, join MoAD staff members as we visit some of our favorite artists in their studios to see what they’re currently working on and how their work has changed over the past two years. This is a rare opportunity to hear from artists directly from their studios. We follow all talks with an audience Q&A.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Getty and Guggenheim Museums, the Hammer Museum, LACMA, MoCA Los Angeles, MoMA, SFMoMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Tate, and the Whitney Museum, among others. His work has been covered in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Art in America, The Nation, and The Guardian, and was featured on the cover of ART FORUM’s March 2019 issue. Recent museum exhibitions include those at the Barbican Centre, the Guggenheim Museum, the Getty Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, SFMoMA, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. A survey of work from 2006-2018 was presented at CAM St. Louis and Blaffer Art Museum, accompanied by a monograph published by CAM St. Louis and Aperture Foundation. Sepuya's solo exhibition of new works at Vielmetter Los Angeles opened in September 2022, with a sibling solo opening in November at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. He is Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California San Diego.