Over the course of three decades, Ted Kincaid has systematically subverted the notion of an objective photographic record and examined the play between painting and photography. Kincaid has created multiple series of works that explore the discourse between a totally manufactured image that appears to be a straightforward photograph and an actual photograph that has been altered so fantastically that the viewer would assume it is a painting. To put it simply, his paintings are informed by photography and his photographs are influenced by painting.
Kincaid is an explorer of art-making processes, archaic and modern. He pivots seamlessly between historical photographic media, to hand drawing, to ceramic murals, to printmaking and to digital processes.
He voraciously pulls subject matter from every corner of his observations – poetry, politics, death, sexuality, dark humor, climate change and the destructive power of nature are all woven into his imagery.
Kincaid has become one of the most recognized and respected artists from North Texas. He has been reviewed in ARTFORUM and is included in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, L’Associazione Fotografica Imago, Arezzo, Italy, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts in San Antonio, The Columbus Museum, and the Georgia Museum of Art where Kincaid had his first solo museum exhibition in 2018.
His work is included in the corporate collections of American Airlines Corporation, Canon Corporation, Capital One Corporate Collection, JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Neiman Marcus Collection, The Perot Foundation, Pfizer Inc, Toyota Motor Company North America, and the U. S. State Department.
His commissioned work includes designing the covers for a special double issue of Neiman Marcus’ The Book, a large mosaic for DFW International Airport, a two-story mammoth canvas that anchors Dallas’ Omni Convention Center Hotel, and a 25 x 46 foot ceramic mural for the Cypress Waters development in Dallas.