About Me

Artist Statement

My work engages with what feels inherently familiar and what feels foreign, a tension I live out daily. Rather than reject these parts of myself, I embrace them by layering images and patterns that speak to the idea that I am the sum total of all my experiences –  an interwoven matrix of cultures, language, and identity.


Wabwila Mugala was born in Kitwe, Zambia and is local to Charlotte, NC and Phoenix, AZ. She spent her early childhood in Stockholm, Sweden and has lived throughout the US most of her life. She graduated with a BFA in New Media and Design at UNC Greensboro and is a current MFA at Arizona State University.


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