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Joseph Mougel

  • Associate Professor, Photography & Imaging
  • Co-Chair, Department of Art & Design
  • Area Head, Photography & Imaging


MFA, Photography, University of New Mexico
BFA, Photography, University of Georgia


Joseph Mougel received an MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico, where he also studied video and interactive media and participated in the immersive post-studio program Land Arts of the American West. Mougel has exhibited and lectured about his artistic practice both nationally and internationally, with examples of his work featured in such publications as Art Takes MiamiARTL!ES MagazineArt Papers, and After Image, as well as in books, including The Contact Sheet, Land Arts of the American West, and The End of California. He has participated in a number of artist residencies, including Elsewhere Artists Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, and 35/35 in New South Wales and South Australia, as well as an upcoming residency this summer at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Mougel’s photographs are included in a number of institutional collections, including the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Print Study Room at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, The Surplus Room at Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, and Green Street Press at the University of Georgia. Through his work, Mougel examines his own identity as a first generation American and a former Marine through still imagery, sound, video, and installation, where conventions of the traditional photograph persist. Joseph Mougel is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and the area head of Photography at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.