Ferguson Amo's impactul practice uses figuration that engages the potential future of the black identity. He asks questions such as: How do we move the image of Blackness toward emancipation? How do geographic cites shape our forms? How do migrations shape a person’s image?
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Exhibitions and Awards: Ferguson Amo has been awarded numerous grants and awards. For example, as an alum of the School of Visual Arts, Ferguson was awarded The Paula Rhodes Memorial Exceptional MFA Fine Arts Student Award in 2019. He has exhibited in multiple group exhibitions and art fairs, including the UNTITLED ART FAIR in San Francisco in 2020, and has had solo exhibitions throughout New York.
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Inspired by an Akan proverb, this work speaks to our past as influencing our present, and future. The symbolic stool, found in every Akan tribe, symbolizes power, while the mix of Western and Akan fashion symbolizes how identity is tied to our past. The shine of the figure's skin is similar to that of the night sky. To show the beauty in black, and Blackness.