Cupid Ojala was born in 1977 and grew up in a conservative Mormon family in rural Bumpass, Virginia. He transitioned from female to male in 2003 and resides in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design in 2012 and his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999. His exhibitions/performances include Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Brewhouse Association Gallery in 2019 and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018 Art During the Occupation Gallery & Spring Break Art Fair. In 2017 he showed in the 2nd Bienal Internacional Arte de Gaia, the Iridian Gallery in Richmond (Virginia) and lectured for VCU’s Art Foundation’s LGBTQ students. In 2016 he performed Love Prescriptions at Turnhalle in Bern, Switzerland. His exhibitions/performances include the Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Prince Street Project Space, Art In Odd Places 2014 in New York, and The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland. He was a resident at Opossum House in 2018 & Vermont Studio Center in 2016.