Basil Kincaid
Lives & Works in between St. Louis, USA and Tema, Ghana
Basil Kincaid is a post-disciplinary artist who honours and evolves traditional practices through quilting, collaging, photography, installation and performance. With salvaged and donated materials, Kincaid employs resourcefulness and freedom of imagination as critical components in the liberation of spirit. Kincaid's quest is to understand the tapestry of personal and cultural identity within the African Diaspora. He practices self exploration, historical investigation, and critical social questioning to cultivate healing for Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Kincaid's goal is to co-create sites simulating ancestral memory on local and global scales.

Kincaid studied drawing and painting at Colorado College, graduating in 2010. The artist has exhibited with Hauser & Wirth, Mindy Solomon and others. Kincaid is the Rubell's Artist-in-Residence 2023 and has a solo exhibition at the museum until October 20th, 2024.

Basil Kincaid will be presented by Mindy Solomon Gallery.
Basil Kincaid, The Sea of Me: Tide against my eyes, 2024, Embroidery on hand-woven cotton fiber, embroidered hand-woven Ashanti Kente, 62.23 x 50.8 cm. Courtesy of Mindy Solomon Gallery.