Visiting Artist: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

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 ARTFORUMThe New YorkerArt ReviewFriezeHyperallegic, and The Nation. He is a recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s grant for emerging Los Angeles artists.

Visiting Artist: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Chris Verene

Chris Verene has been photographing three generations of his family since 1986, in Galesburg, Illinois, a small community in the midwest. Verene documents his family and friends in their daily lives. Verene studied photography in Atlanta, at Georgia State University, and now lives in New York. Chris Verene

Alum Candice Greathouse’s Solo Exhibition on View Now

Candice Greathouse graduated from the GSU photo department in 2012 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography. Since then she has been exhibiting throughout Atlanta at prestigious institutions such as the Atlanta Contemporary and The High Museum. Her work has been shown nationally in Miami, FL and Chicago, IL. She has curated shows at Gallery 72, Hambidge Arts Center, and University of Georgia’s galleries.

Her solo exhibition and installation, Ain’t No Party, can be seen at Eyedrum Gallery until the party’s over on February 3rd, 2018.

To read about the show, check out the Burnaway review by E.C. Flamming.

 

Candice Greathouse

Candice Greathouse (b.1984) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Atlanta, GA.  Greathouse received her Master of Fine Arts in photography in 2012​ ​from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, at Georgia State University.​ ​She further received a Master of Arts degree in contemporary art history in 2014, also from the Welch School of Art at Georgia State University​. ​Her photography, video, and installation work has been shown throughout Georgia and nationally at AQUA Art Fair in Miami, FL and in Chicago, IL. In addition to her personal studio practice, Greathouse has curated exhibitions in the Greater Atlanta area, notably at City of Atlanta’s Gallery 72, Hambidge Arts Center, and University of Georgia’s galleries. Her curatorial and artistic practice work hand-in-hand, with an emphasis in critical dialogues, experimental methods, and unconventional projects
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Submit Soon!

Submissions deadlines for the MFA in Photography is coming up quick–only two more weeks to apply.

Get your portfolios together and send them our way. We can’t to see who our applicants are this year! Check out our faculty and current graduates to see who you might be working with in the Fall.

How to Apply

Applications are due February 1st, 2018. 

Parker Thornton

Parker Thornton is an Atlanta native and an MFA candidate at Georgia State University. She uses her body as a tool to investigate the way the body is politicized, aestheticized, and commodified. She explores the social body through photography, video, performance, and installation, with a particular interest in bodies that are coded as femme, queer, passing-as-straight, and hyper-sexualized.

Her work has been featured at Cinequeer Film Fest, Mint Gallery, and  Eyedrum Music and Art gallery. She was the inaugural guest curator in 2016 for Murmur Media’s Quarter Program. In 2014 she cofounded Callosum Collective, an Atlanta-based creative collective that applies collaborative methods across media to explore the intersections between art, technology, and the senses. Callosum Collective was awarded an Idea Capital grant in 2014 and invited to participate in Theater Emory’s Breaking Ground series in 2015.

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