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Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Daylight Studio (0X5A4157), 2022

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and as an Associate Professor in Media Arts at UC San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Getty and Guggenheim Museums, LACMA, MoMA, SFMoMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum, among others.

Recent exhibitions include solos at Deichtohallen in Hamburg, Germany, Vielmetter in Los Angeles and the Bemis in Omaha, a survey of work from 2006-2018 at CAM St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial.

Exhibitions

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Daylight Studio / Dark Room Studio

Daylight Studio / Dark Room Studio

25 Nov 2022 – 26 Feb 2023

PHOXXI at Deichtohallen Hamburg
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: D.R.M.P.

D.R.M.P.

13 May – 18 Jun 2022

55 Walker
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: A Century of the Artist’s Studio 1920-2020

A Century of the Artist’s Studio 1920-2020

24 Feb – 5 Jun 2022

Whitechapel Gallery
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Black American Portraits

Black American Portraits

7 Nov 2021 – 7 Apr 2022

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography

13 Jul – 23 Aug 2020

Barbican Centre, London; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; LUMA Foundation, Arles; FOMU, Antwerp
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

19 Oct 2019 – 14 Mar 2020

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

19 Oct 2019 – 14 Mar 2020

Blaffer Art Museum
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Once. Again. Photographs in Series

Once. Again. Photographs in Series

9 Jul – 10 Nov 2019

Getty Museum
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

4 Jul 2019 – 5 Jan 2020

Guggenheim
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: 2019 Whitney Biennial

2019 Whitney Biennial

17 May – 27 Oct 2019

Whitney Museum of American Art
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Double Enclosure

Double Enclosure

14 Sep – 18 Nov 2018

Fotomuseum Amsterdam (FOAM)
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Being: New Photography 2018

Being: New Photography 2018

18 Mar – 19 Aug 2018

MoMA
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

27 Sep 2017 – 21 Jan 2018

New Museum
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Evidence of Accumulation

Evidence of Accumulation

14 Jul – 23 Oct 2011

Studio Museum Harlem

Press

Adam Smith-Perez In the Studio: Paul Mpagi Sepuya on portraiture, queer space, and zinemaking art21 Sep 2022John Vincler What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now The New York Times Jun 2022Aindrea Emelife All Seeing Eye Wallpaper* Sep 2021Ashton Cooper Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Vielmetter Los Angeles Artforum, Vol. 59 Sep 2020Eddie Silva Artist Notes from a Pandemic: Paul Mpagi Sepuya CAM St. Louis May 2020Lanre Bakare A New Mapplethorpe? The queer zine legend reinventing the nude The Guardian Apr 2020Rahel Aima Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis 17 May – 18 August Art Review Oct 2019Andrea K. Scott Paul Mpagi Sepuya Mines the Queer History of the Portrait Studio The New Yorker Mar 2019Martha Schwendener New York Art Galleries: What To See Right Now - Paul Mpagi Sepuya The New York Times Mar 2019David Velasco Project: Paul Mpagi Sepuya Artforum Mar 2019Ariel Goldberg In The Room Art in America Apr 2018Arthur Lubow What’s New in Photography? Humanism, MoMa Says The New York Times Mar 2018Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi Paul Mpagi Sepuya at team (bungalow) Contemporary Art Review LA Feb 2018Barry Schwabsky Playing with Mirrors: Two artists push the limits of what cameras can do The Nation May 2017Philip Griffith Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Figures, Grounds and Studies The Brooklyn Rail Mar 2017Ian Bourland Critic’s Pick: Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Yancey Richardson Artforum Mar 2017David Everett Howe The Expanded Photograph ArtReview May 2014Wayne Koestenbaum My 1980s and Other Essays Farrar, Strauss and Giroux 2013Joseph Akel 500 Words: Paul Mpagi Sepuya Artforum May 2012Holland Cotter Art in Review – 50 Artists Photograph the Future The New York Times May 2010

Publications

Book cover on plain gray background with title of ORIFICE + APERTURE

ORIFICE + APERTURE

TBW Books
2022

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Aperture
2020

Book cover on plain background with title of Studio Work

Studio Work

Familiar
2012