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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Kira Nam Greene continues to explore and expand her interests in the sociopolitical arena of female identity and sexuality. The title of her exhibition, “Women in Possession of Good Fortune,” refers to the opening lines of Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice” and alludes to both the persistence of sexist assumptions and the achievements made by women from different races, ages and sexual orientations. Continue reading
Kira Nam Greene’s painting Archway to Happiness is currently on view at Sheldon in Table Manners: Art and Food through July 14.
I will be in group exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery curated by Cey Adams. Other artists included are: Olivia Baldwin, Rachel Beach, Samantha Fields, Kira Nam Greene, Jason Middlebrook, Carmen Neely, and Ian Wright. From the Press Release: Adams, an … Continue reading
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 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
I am showing several of my drawings in a group show at Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY (which is part of Korean Consul in NY) with some great artists and friends. The opening is Wednesday, September 11, … Continue reading