MFA Visual Studies

Events

Harry Dodge Lecture

Mar 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


MFA in Visual Studies is pleased to have New York based artist and writer Harry Dodge as part of their Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Harry Dodge is an American sculptor, performer, video artist, and writer, whose interdisciplinary practice is characterized by its explorations of relation, materiality, and the unnamable with a special focus on ecstatic contamination.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya Lecture

Apr 26, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


MFA Visual Studies is excited to welcome New York based Paul Mpagi Sepuya as part of their Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s color photographs demonstrate his active engagement with the history and process of portraiture, as well as his experiments with framing, cropping, and editing. Sepuya portrays young men in his community, making visible the relationships and intimacy between himself and his subjects. By inviting his subjects into his studio space, Sepuya adds his presence to the photographs, even from behind the camera. His naturalistic photographs capture friends, male nudes, and life in the studio. Often Sepuya arranges and re-photographs his prints, collaging two-dimensional works with the objects and people around him. This gesture depicts the artist’s studio as a site where life and art intersect.