Jack Deese (b. 1986) is a photographer and writer born and based in small-town Georgia. He received a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, and an MFA in Photography from Georgia State … Jack Deese
Beth Lilly utilizes a variety of photographic styles in her conceptually driven projects that speculate on the interplay of choice, chance and circumstance. Her work has been collected by the High Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, MOCA GA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund and many others. Kehrer Verlag published a book of her work … Beth Lilly
Faculty Work Then & Now
GSU Photo faculty member Katherine Cunningham has been exploring the intersections of art, science, and the spiritual through her work for more than a decade. Her thoroughly researched projects trace a recurring human desire, almost a need, for simple explanations of complex phenomena. Often these answers are sought through the lens of science, which purports to be rational, or spirituality, which attempts to harness the irrational. Myriad cultures and communities have declared their identities through a shared search for meaning that, inevitably, transforms into belief that they have found conclusive answers. Cunningham investigates these groups with an interest in how they create a lifestyle from these identities, and how they turn their answers into actions.
Matthew Moore is currently an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of Visual Arts & Humanities at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. He received a BFA degree in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2000 and an MFA degree in photography from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. He was an artist-in-residence in 2014 at Lithuania’s Vilnius … Matthew Moore
Christina Price Washington received a Master of Fine Art in photography in 2012 and a Master of Arts degree in contemporary art history concentrating on the theory of photography in 2014 from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. Her work has been featured in Slow Exposures, curated by Brett Abbott and Julian Cox––former curators of photography at the Paul J. Getty Museum; Rising Movers & Shakers of the Georgia Arts Scene at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia; Art Basel Miami, FL. In 2016, she was selected to the Portfolio Show at the Atlanta Photography Group curated by Lisa Sutcliffe, curator of photography at the Milwaukee Art Museum; Works on Paper curated by Leslie Jones, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA),
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (1982, San Bernardino, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles, where he received an MFA in photography at UCLA. He resided in New York from 2000 – 2014, where he received a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and participated in Artist-in-Residence programs at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Studio Museum in Harlem and Fire Island Artist Residency. Sepuya’s work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the International Center for Photography, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum, among others. His work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery, in storefront: PUBLIC FICTION at The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and at Callicoon Fine Arts and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City. Sepuya’s work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, The New Yorker, Art Review, Frieze, Hyperallegic, and The Nation. He is a recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s grant for emerging Los Angeles artists.