Kumasi J. Barnett

Kumasi J. Barnett was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a Bachelors of Arts with Honors in Art History and Archaeology and a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Arts from the University of Maryland as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University.

His work uses the history of painting and abstraction to connect viewers to that part of the shared human experience which is beyond words. He reduces content, meaning, and messages to color, form, and material. His work takes the form of pure color paintings released from the bounds of structure. 

His works have been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally.

He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.