G. Farrel Kellum


G. Farrel Kellum (b. 1947) is one of Philadelphia's pre-eminent artists working to dismantle the colonialist erasure of Black historical memory through an uncompromising interrogation of his own intuitive sensibilities and sensitivities.  He has been an artist in Philadelphia for over 50 years. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, Kellum draws from Buddhist and Taoist philosophy, action painting, science fiction, architecture, hip-hop and global history to create his mixed media assemblages grounded in autobiography.


Kellum's work has been featured in exhibitions at Design Philadelphia, the Center for Architecture and Design (Philadelphia) and InLiquid (Philadelphia).  In 2023 he was the subject of the documentary "Nothing Left Undone: The Art of G", which was screened at The Philadelphia Film Festival, The Ocean City Maryland Film Festival, The Allentown Film Festival, directed by Matthew Ober, produced by Max Nemhauser, edited by Sofia Reh & Matthew Ober and with original music from Alfie Pollitt & Em Downing. 


Title: Phat Mama

Size: 45 x 22 x 9 in.

Medium: Polyester, Silk, Cotton Bandana, Brooch, Rope, Canvas and Acrylic Paint

Year: 2020

Price: $2000.—