The Gresham Art Committee

From Left: Leo Hartshorn, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Katherine Toft,  Jonathan Scott, Debra Dunlap, 

Barbara Solomon, Mel Lindsay and Hoan Tran. 

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Featured Member - Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe was born in Accra, the capital city of Ghana in West Africa. Growing up in Ghana by the sea gave him a tremendous love for nature and the combined everyday life of his community contributed to him becoming an artist.

Otis's interest in art was further cultivated when he decided to attend the Ghanatta College of Art & Design. In 2008 he received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. He is also a photographer, trained graphic designer and has worked with many organizations and companies over the years. 

Throughout his life, Otis has always naturally been drawn to art and   photography. Fascinated by artistic images and how the world is represented through the eyes of others. The inspiration for his art comes from everyday life. He likes to use the practice of photography as a tool of communication with people. It allows a more natural environment when capturing people in their daily lives. It allows a deeper connection with them and he enjoys transferring those connections onto the canvas. 

Otis was one of the few selected artists to be featured in the UNICEF ‘’Let’s Talk Shit’’ exhibition in Accra, Ghana that raised awareness on open defecating in Africa. Otis has successfully been part of numerous groups and solo exhibition both in and out of his country. He is currently living in Portland, Oregon where he continues to grow his career.

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