Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe was born in 1988 in Greater Accra Region, Ghana. He attended the Ghanatta College of Art and Design for Fine Art, with a focus on painting. He currently resides in Gresham, Oregon.
He has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally, including Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2020) Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2019) and Alliance Francais, UNICEF, Accra (2016). In 2021 Quaicoe became the artist-in-residence at the Rubell Museum.
Otis Quaicoe’s figuration is built upon a palette where color becomes its own language of transformation, be it social, political or personal. These are images of empowerment and redemption, sophistication and humility, curiosity and quietude.
Each figure becomes a symbol of the reclamation of cultural dignity, embracing the idea of origin and personal narrative as it relates to gender and race dynamics.
Gallery 1957, proudly presents the contributions of Ghana’s compelling voices in contemporary art. Homecoming: The Aesthetic of the Cool, showcases new work of Amoako Boafo, Kwesi Botchway, and Otis Quaicoe, for the first time in a group presentation, and most appropriately, in the birthplace of the artists, Accra Ghana.
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