Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) makes work that investigates visibility, the circulation of images, and racialization as material and subject position within photography. He received an MFA in photography at UCLA in 2016. In 2019 a survey of Sepuya's work was presented in a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis that traveled to the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas. Other recent solo exhibitions include "Drop Scene," Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; "Double Enclosure," FOAM Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; "Portraits / Positions," KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY; and "STUDIO WORK," Platform Centre for Photography, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Recent group exhibitions include "Masculinities: Through Photography and Film from the 1960s to Now," Barbican, London; "In Focus: The Camera," Getty Museum, Los Angeles; "Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now," Guggenheim Museum, New York; the 2019 Whitney Biennial; “Being: New Photography 2018," Museum of Modern Art, New York; and “Trigger” at the New Museum, New York. Sepuya's work is 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.