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Kimberly M Becoat

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Kimberly 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 work is grounded in texture and structure (many of the works have 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, 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, which features the works Black Masters including Romare Bearden , Jacob Lawrence, Sam Gilliam and artist s from the 19th - 21st century, MoCADA Museum, (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts), the first museum of its kind to be opened in New York as a dynamic space for African Diaspora forms of expression in the visual arts, the Deutsche Bank, one of the most comprehensive corporate art collections in the world. Their corporate displays highlight the most significant genres and influential artists of the past 50 years. Their objective is to support living artists, fostering creativity and recognizing innovative ideas for the 21st century.
A few other exhibitions include, 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 Becoat has served as Program Manager in Art Education in various schools within the New York Department of Education, developing and creating new curriculum standards for visual arts programs, as well as teaching and mentoring youth in art-based nonprofits.
Kimberly presently resides and works as an artist in Brooklyn, NY.

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