AboutKira Nam Greene’s work explores female sexuality, desire and control through figure and food still-life paintings, surrounded by complex patterns. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational, multicultural motifs, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil. Combining Pop Art tropes and transnationalism, she also examines the politics of food through the depiction of brand name food products, or junk food. Recently, Greene started a figurative painting series titled “Tribal Council.” Spurred by the 2016 Presidential Election, Women’s March, #metoo movement and ensuing crisis of conscience, this new body of work aspires to present the power of collective action by women.
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My latest project was a large installation of wall drawings at Schaffer Library Learning Commons at Union College, Schenectady, NY. I installed my artwork Monday, March 28th through Thursday, March 31st, 2016, from 9 am to 5 pm. The installation took place … Continue reading
Food Nostalgia February 5 – March 13, 2016 Artists: Cey Adams, Emilie Baltz, Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim), Gonzalo Fuenmajor, Kira Nam Greene, Jonathan Stein Curator: Amanda McDonald Crowley For the full press release, click here. Radiator Gallery … Continue reading
I was pleased to find out that part of my residency at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art had been documented with an interview.
ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND, which originated from San Francisco and was on view at the NYU Grey Gallery in New York, provides a rare opportunity to view early works by five Mission School artists—Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, … Continue reading
I attended Open Engagement Conference, a three day international conference on socially relevant art making on the weekend of May 17 and wrote a little review for Temporary Art Review. Here is a direct link to the article, but I … Continue reading
It has been a while since I posted anything on my blog, and there is a good reason for it! I was selected to become a member at the Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) and got a new spacious studio. … Continue reading