William Pope.L is a visual and performance artist who makes culture out of contraries. Since the 1970s, he has created multidisciplinary works that transform ordinary objects and experiences into something extraordinary. In a statement he wrote for his Foundation for Contemporary Arts Fellowship, he described his practice:
Like the African shaman who chews his pepper seeds and spits seven times into the air, I believe art re-ritualizes the everyday to reveal something fresh about our lives. This revelation is a vitality and it is a power to change the world.
Pope.L has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.