Welch Visiting Artist & Scholar Series: Photography

Programming for the 2017-18 calendar is part of the Welch Visiting Artist and Scholar Series at The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University. For more information and updates, visit http://artdesign.gsu.edu/welchvas/ 

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Daniel Shea

Date: September 25, 6:00 pm

Location: Speaker’s Auditorium, Student Center East

Talk: “43-35 10th Street”

Daniel Shea is an artist based in New York City. He has been a resident artist at Light Work, Syracuse, and Columbia College Chicago. His work encompasses books, photographs, installation and sculpture. His practice and research explores architecture, socioeconomic history, urbanism and mythology. His second book, Blisner, IL, was published in London in 2014. A new book will be published in the Fall of 2017 to coincide with a launch at the New York Art Book Fair and a solo show in London. He has exhibited internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and in Vava Gallery, Milan. His commissioned work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Le Monde, and Fantastic Man.



Oli Rodriguez

Date: January 16, 6:00 pm

Location: Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, RM 2343, Atlanta, GA 30303

Rodriguez works interdisciplinarily with a focus on spaces of geographic solidarity, queering, and (re)inserting POC into the art historical canon. He addresses concepts of queerness: notions of passing, visualizing the performativity of gender, explorations in appropriation, performative interactions with the public as collaborator, and a commitment to intersectional research in gender, racial, and feminist histories. Currently, he is a photography faculty member at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and is a part of the monograph Confronting the Abject. He just finished his book, The Papi Project, and is in the final stages with “LYNDALE,” his feature length documentary which delves into the complicated relationships between family members as they navigate childhood neglect, queer identities, cyclical familial trauma, and mental illness.



Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Date: February 8,  6:00  pm

Location: Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, RM 2343, Atlanta, GA 30303

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (1982)  lives and works in Los Angeles, where he received an MFA in photography at UCLA. Sepuya makes photographs, books, and installations rooted in portraiture, homoerotic visual culture, and the function of the studio. Portraiture is the foundation of his practice.  He has 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, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, among others. He is a recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s grant for emerging Los Angeles artists.