Fahamu Pecou Is Killing It!

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fahamu Pecou

Fahamou Pecou is a visual artist and a scholar who is having a phenomenal year thus far.

Last weekend Pecou finished his “Imagining New Worlds” exhibit, his first major museum exhibit, at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Pecou will be headed to Florence, Italy to speak at New York University’s “Black Portraitures” Conference. Then two weeks after his speech Pecou will be visting France for his third solo exhibition in Paris for “I Know Why The Caged Bird Blings” at the Backlash Gallery.

"All Dat Glitters Ain't Gold" on the set of Empire in one of the fictional homes.

“All Dat Glitters Ain’t Gold” on the set of Empire in one of the fictional homes.

The spirited artist premiered his “GRAVITY” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgia and from that exhibit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture acquired the “But I’m Still Fly” painting for their collection. To add to his impressive list of accomplishments so far, Pecou has even had one of his works, “All Dat Glitters Ain’t Goals,” featured in the hit TV show “Empire” during it’s first season.

His recent success is a result of his hard work and dedication to the examination of Black masculinity, hip hop and pop culture. Pecou’s works highlight issues around Black masculinity being caused by contemporary misrepresentations. Other than being a successful artist with an active exhibition schedule, Pecou is a well known public speaker and lecturer who engages audiences at colleges and museums nationwide.

"Chrysalis" from "Why the Caged Bird Blings"

“Chrysalis” from “Why the Caged Bird Blings”

Fahamu also hosts an online question and answer series with hip hop artist and major influences in the art industry. He already has an impressive list of guest including Grammy Award winning producer Bryan Michael Cox, High Museum Curator Michale Rooks, film writer and producer Nzingha Stewart, and T.I.

His works of art are featured in notable private and public national and international collections including: Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Societe Generale (Paris),  Nasher Museum at Duke University, The High Museum of Art, Paul R. Jones Collection, Clark Atlanta University Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.

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