Gerard Pefung


Teaching Artist

Gerard Pefung is a painter and designer from Cameroon. He studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. And has spent the last 10 years collaborating with numerous communities and businesses throughout Nebraska, the Midwest, and beyond to exhibit and introduce vibrant artwork to otherwise blank walls and buildings. A large part of his practice involves mentoring young artists.

In his workshops he creates engaging ways for student to interactively learn painting and to express their creativity through painting. Gerard sparks students’ interest in painting by using topics and materials that are interesting and relevant to students’ lives, fostering meaningful discussions and encouraging students to paint, create and share their art. Students are sure to leave with greater appreciation and understanding of painting.