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Six to See

Cobi Moules, 29

Painter, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University

By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / April 23, 2010

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Moules’s paintings explore his transition from female to male. “A lot of the changes haven’t come in full force,’’ he says. “I’m past the super-pubescent stage.’’ Moules regularly paints self-portraits, and for his thesis show he delves into the iconography of Hudson River School painting. “That’s American culture — this Christian nation I’m a part of, growing up in the Bible Belt, in a Christian family. The landscape is a stand-in for my upbringing,’’ he says. He paints Catskills scenes and populates them with dozens of images of himself. “I’m taking a stand on my individuality.’’

Coming up: “Clothes Make the Man?’’ at Childs Gallery through May 8 and a solo show at Carroll and Sons starting May 11. Information: www.cobimoules.com

Cobi Moules