About Me

Artist Statement

My work engages with what feels inherently familiar and what feels foreign, a tension I live out daily.  I openly display the feelings of guilt, gratitude, shame and many other emotions I have experienced while growing up in the global west. Rather than reject these parts of myself, I embrace them by layering images that speak to the idea that I am the sum total of all my experiences –  an interwoven matrix of cultures, language, and identity.


My name is Wabwila Mugala, I currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina where I have gainfully employed in the field of graphic design whilst pursuing my personal artistic practice. I was born in Kitwe, Zambia. I then spent my childhood in Stockholm, Sweden and eventually moved to the US when I was 11 years old. I received my BFA in New Media and Design from UNC Greensboro in 2019.

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