b. 1986, St. Louis, Missouri. Lives and works in Accra, 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--done with 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, 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 also a 2021 recipient of the United States Artists Fellowship. Kincaid opened a solo show with Galería Leyendecker January.