2021 Quilt: Ghanaian Wax Block Fabrics, Cotton Warp Cotton Weft Hand woven Ashanti Kente, lace, abrokeyere, embroidery, on wall 264.2 x 152.4 x 2.5 cm / 104 x 60 x 1 in
Basil Kincaid (b. 1986, St. Louis MO; lives and works between the US and Ghana) 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—made primarily with found, salvaged and donated materials—Kincaid discards social mores while drafting alternative cultural fabrics.
In 2019, Kincaid debuted their first museum performance, ‘The Release,’ at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis MO. In 2020 Kincaid received the Regional Arts Commission Fellowship. In 2021, Kincaid became a United States Artist Fellow and joined the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.