Paul Carlo EspositoAdjunct Professor of Art
Paul Carlo Esposito is an artist, designer, scientist and educator living in Los Angeles. His practice extends from his philosophical interests in materialism and realism to his embodied encounters with water, geology and the lifeforms that rely on both. Paul draws from personal experience as a gay, poz human to explore depictions of the abject in science fiction and horror from books and film to video games and social media. He aims to chip away at anthropocentrism through works that dissolve the boundaries between the normative human individual self and the natural environment. In deconstructing what is human and what is natural through art making, Paul intends to confront the dehumanization inherent in colonialism, homophobia, and sexism. Paul was born in Kingston, New York and holds an MFA from the Department of Design Media Arts at University of California Los Angeles and an MS in Environmental Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.