Sleeth Gallery Presents Paintings and Drawings by Cobi Moules

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Photo credit: Untitled (Lake McDonald), detail, oil on canvas, 21” x 41”, 2012

The Sleeth Gallery at West Virginia Wesleyan College is proud to announce the second exhibition of the Spring 2013 season: Playing with Myself: Paintings and Drawings by Cobi Moules. The exhibition will run from February 5 – 28, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 7 at 4:30 p.m. An artist’s talk will immediately follow at 6:00 p.m. in the gallery.

Moules’s work borrows from traditional representations of portraiture and 19th century American landscape painting, playfully exploring notions of self, autonomy and gratification as part of his queer and transgender identity. His hyperrealist paintings and drawings create spaces for personal significance and a queer presence.

Moules is based in Boston, MA, where he received an MFA in 2010 from The School of Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Recent awards include the SMFA Traveling Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Blanche E. Colman Award and a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant. His work has been exhibited nationally including Platform Galley in Seattle, Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, ME, Lyons Wier Gallery and CUE in New York, Foster Gallery in Dedham, MA, as well as a solo exhibition at Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston, MA. More information about the artist can be found at This exhibition is held in collaboration with the Gender Studies program at  Wesleyan.

The Sleeth Gallery, located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall at the College, is open Monday- Friday by appointment by contacting Gallery Director, Phil McCollam, at or at (304) 473-8433. The Sleeth Gallery can be found online at or Admission is free.