Biography

Fahamu Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of Black masculinity.

Pecou received his Ph.D. from Emory University's Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), 2017 and maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide.

Pecou is a recipient of the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation "Painters and Sculptors" Award. His work is featured in noted 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, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Seattle Art Museum, Paul R. Jones Collection, Clark Atlanta University Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.

#BLACKMATTERLIVES was Fahamu Pecou’s sixth solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery.  Pecou lives and works in Atlanta, GA and has been represented by Lyons Wier Gallery since 2007.