James Yaya Hough


James Yaya Hough (b. 1974, Pittsburgh, PA) lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. For over a decade, Hough has been heavily involved with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Since working with Mural Arts, Hough has created over 50 works that have been installed in Philadelphia, State Correctional Institution Graterford, and State Correctional Institution Phoenix. In 2019, as a part of a program supported by the Art for Justice Fund and Fair and Just Prosecution, Hough was selected to be the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Of ce of the District Attorney of Philadelphia. Most recently, Hough’s work was included in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY.

Untitled, 2008-2016