Pascal MPECK was born in the South of France (Cannes) of an African father (Cameroon), and a West Indian mother (Martinique). At the age of eight, he was impassioned by drawing.
He later sought formal training in graphic arts in France, where he continues to paint today. Mpeck exhibits all over the world, finding pleasure to talk about African culture, History, identity and his cultural legacy to future generations.
In 2002, he was chosen as part of a group to represent Cameroon at the Parisian Salon des artistes Français.
In 2005, his work was included the Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes and in Martinique at the Atrium Center in Fort de France congratulated by the writer and former Mayor Mr. Aimé CESAIRE.
His cultural achievements have been recognized by Georgetown University and the Franck W. Hale, Jr. Cultural Black Center at Ohio States University.
In 2006, Pascal exhibits his works during the Congressional Black Caucus event. Since then, his work has been featured at the Serengeti Gallery in Maryland and at Armour J. Blackburn University Center at Howard University. and at a special pop-up showroom in Miami. His artwork has graced contemporary book covers, including The Atlantic World and La Veranda Creole.
Back in France, from 2010 to 2014, he devoted to the creation.
The oil on canvas painting, titled Yes We Can, was created in 2010 and completed in 2017. This work was donated to the city of Pasadena by Pascal Mpeck through the Honorable Vice Mayor Mr. John KENNEDY and today, this painting is on display at the Central Library of Pasadena, California.
For this painting and during the unveiling ceremony that took place on September 2, 2018, the artist received a certificate of recognition of High standards of excellence and outstanding achievements from the Congress.
In 2019, as part of the first twinning between an American city that is Pasadena and an African city, Dakar-Plateau in Senegal, Mpeck graciously gave his artistic interpretation of this beautiful event of sharing and exchange to the Senegalese delegation including Mayor Mr. Alioune NDOYE traveling to Pasadena, California.