Basil Kincaid
Born 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Lives and works between St. Louis, Missouri and Tema, Ghana
Basil Kincaid is a post-disciplinary artist who explores the fixity of conditioned and self-imposed constructs. Through quilting, collaging, photography, installation, and performance — utilising found, salvaged, and donated materials — Kincaid interrogates social mores while drafting alternative cultural fabrics. With an improvisational and community-oriented approach, resourcefulness and freedom of imagination emerge as critical components in the liberation of spirit.  Kincaid studied drawing and painting at Colorado College, graduating in 2010. He has exhibited works with Kavi Gupta Gallery, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Kravets Wehby Gallery, and Carl Kostyál. He is part of the JP Morgan permanent art collection and recently debuted his first museum performance, The Release, at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. Kincaid is also a 2021 recipient of the United States Artists Fellowship.   
Basil Kincaid, Internal Language: Speaking Life, 2022, Embroidery on canvas, embroidered hand-woven Ashanti kente cloth on stretcher, 81 x 106 cm. Courtesy of Galleria Poggiali.

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