Kimberly M. Becoat
Kimberly M. Becoat is a contemporary mixed media artist whose work is a stylistic abstraction with a conceptual investigation of new materials and visual experiences with social commentary.
Her artwork incorporates layers of drawings and painting with found/recycled objects as well as work developed in commercial-driven, advertising styled paintings with elements of graffiti. “This series of recent abstract & conceptual work is grounded in texture and structure (many of the works incorporate paint mixed with sand, plaster, etc; applied to the paper, using these in a dynamic way on Mylar/paper.)
“I build work in an architectural energy using unusual mediums on paper/vellum and Mylar. I explore the emotions left on the sides of buildings, sidewalks, and also human connections within pop culture, how they become subtexts with stories of their own, breaking them away from their origins or a specific place/space in time.”
Kimberly has also been featured in a number of exhibits including a her solo exhibition , New Abstractions at Essie Green Galleries, BAMart at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, MoCADA Museum, (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, as well as the Deutsche Bank ; their objective is to support living artists, fostering creativity and recognizing innovative ideas for the 21st century.
A few other exhibitions include, March On!, BAMart (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Honoring Romare Bearden, The Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Crown Heights Gold, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, and Dirty Sensibilities: A 21st Century Exploration of the New American Black South, at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY
Kimberly presently resides and works as an artist in Brooklyn, NY.