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 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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Contemporary Art Matters is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated solo exhibition, ‘A Room of Her Own,’ featuring the captivating artworks of Kira Nam Greene. The exhibition will be on display at Contemporary Art Matters’ gallery in Columbus, Ohio, from September … Continue reading
Present Tense Montegomery Museum of Fine Arts October 13, 2023 through January 7, 2024 On view in the Goldman, Richard, and Rushton Galleries In Present Tense, contemporary artists, Kira Nam Greene (American, born South Korea), David Crismon (American, born 1964), … Continue reading
I am so honored to announce that I have been included as a finalist for the 2019 Outwin Boochever Smithsonian Portrait Competition.
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 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
I participated in a fun, food themed group exhibition, Palette and also gave an artist lecture to enthusiastic students at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD last weekend in February. In Palette, Salisbury University Art Galleries exhibited artworks by artists who use food … Continue reading