In The Artist’s Studio | Basil Kincaid
MoAD’s physical building may be closed due to the mandatory shelter-in-place, but you can still get your fill of art and artists of the African Diaspora. Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm PST, join MoAD staff members as we visit some of our favorite artists in their studios to see what they’re currently working on and how their work is changing as a result of the quarantine. This is a rare opportunity to hear from artists directly from their studios. We will follow all talks with an audience Q&A.
Basil Kincaid (b. 1986, St. Louis, Missouri) is a post-disciplinary artist who constructs, contemplates and revises self-imposed and conditioned limitations, and explores their fixity. Through quilting, collaging, photography, installation and performance–done with found, salvaged and donated materials–Kincaid discards 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, Kravets Wehby, and Carl Kostyal. Kincaid is part of the JP Morgan permanent art collection and recently debuted their first museum performance, “The Release,” at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis MO. Kincaid is a 2020 recipient of the Regional Arts Commission Fellowship.
Kincaid will open three solo shows in 2021: two news collections of collages–one with Galleria Leyendecker and one with Kostyal Gallery, and a body of quilted work with Kavi Gupta Gallery.
Images courtesy of the artist.
Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges and the Westridge Foundation