Born in 1988 and raised in Accra, Ghana, Otis Kwame Quaicoe now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Quaicoe presents his subjects in the form of portraiture where he engages with ideas of empowerment through his bright and luminous depictions of African men and women. This is embodied in the postures of his sitters, who appear set against bright, vibrant monochromatic backgrounds.
- Katya Kazakina, 'A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the Art World’s Most Coveted Residency Chooses Its Artists—and Who’s Up Next', Artnet News, July 22, 2021 — 908.6 kB
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- Amah Rose-Abrams, 'Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe & Kewsi Botchway', Elephant Magazine, Issue 45, April 2021 — 8.0 MB
- Tom Seymour, 'He Used to Work for FedEx. Now, Artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Is at the Forefront of the Next Generation of West African Art Stars', Art Net News, March 22, 2021 — 702.8 kB
- Terence Trouillot, 'The Ascent of Young Ghanaian Artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe', Artsy, October 2, 2020 — 387.3 kB
- Benjamin Sutton, '8 Artists Who Had Breakout Moments at Auction This Fall', Artsy, October 30, 2020 — 205.6 kB
- Grace Ebert, 'In Bright Paintings Full of Color, Artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Depicts Black Subjects in Gray', Colossal, July 6, 2020 — 367.3 kB