Kimberly M. Becoat is a mixed media artist whose stylistic abstraction are conceptual investigations using new materials and visual experiences as social commentary. Becoat uses a variety of art materials including acrylic paint, and sumi ink, as well as less conventional items like tar paper, foil, wrappers and other detritus. Her most recent work is an investigation of urban environments designed to create ‘urban displacement’ in public housing – aimed to remove ‘massive amounts of Blacks and Latinos’ into designated forgotten pockets of city landscapes. She reimagines these spaces in colours reflecting neighbourhood staples found in bodegas, street styles and urban games.
Becoat has exhibited at The Sheen Center, The Museum of Contemporary African Diaporan Art (MoCADA), and Deutsche Bank, all New York. Solo exhibitions include, Welcome to Urbania at RUSH Arts Gallery, New York (2018) and New Abstractions at Essie Green Galleries, New York (2012). Her work is featured in the critically acclaimed series, Luke Cage, The Americans and the HBO series, Insecure.