Exhibition News

Table Manners at The Sheldon

Kira Nam Greene’s painting Archway to Happiness is currently on view at Sheldon in Table Manners: Art and Food through July 14.


2019 Smithsonian Outwin Boochever Portrait Finalist

I am so honored to annouce that I have been included as a finalist for the 2019 Outwin Boochever Smithsonian Portrait Competition.


2019 Bennet Prize Finalist

10 women from across the country who paint in the figurative realist style were named finalists for the inaugural Bennett Prize.  I am honored to be included amongst them.   The $50,000 Prize is the largest art award ever offered solely to … Continue reading


Interview in BmoreArt Magazine – Ornament, Pattern and Culture

A Conversation with Kira Nam Greene by Lauren Frances Adams Painter Kira Nam Greene has been working for over the past 15 years since graduating from School of Visual Arts with her MFA. Her large-scale works on paper and installations amalgamate multiple … Continue reading


Interview with Paul Laster – Archive for Korean Artists in America – AHL Foundation

  I was recently included in the AHL Foundation’s Archive for Korean Artists in America.  This is a great repository for stories and content about contemporary and historical working Korean Artists.  I was pleased that Paul Laster, freelance art critic … Continue reading

In Studio

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

I received the generous Fellowship covering all expenses from Vermont Studio Center and am spending the month of June/July in this beautiful corner of Vermont. My goal was to finish a couple of watercolor paintings and finish a painting. I … Continue reading


Parsons MFA Part-time Faculty Appointment

  I will be joining The New School Parsons Fine Arts faculty in Fall, 2018. I look forward to working with graduate students in MFA program and meeting many distinguished colleagues. http://amt.parsons.edu/finearts/faculty/kira-nam-greene/  


MELUS Cover Art

My painting Lychee Cocktail will be featured on the cover of the Multi-Ethinic Literature of the United States (MELUS) Journal.

Exhibition News

Spring Break Art Show

I will be participating in this years Spring Break Art Show curated by FOOBAR.  The group exhibition is called “Our Great Leader Will Nuke You” and will play with the current themes of escalating hostilities between North Korea and the … Continue reading


MICA – Noon Lecture – History of the Figure in Painting

As a McMillan/Stewart Chair in Painting at MICA (Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD), I gave a public lecture at Falvey Hall. The topic was figure painting, ranging from Caravaggio to Kerry James Marshall. I try to weave some distinct … Continue reading