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Bio
Kira Nam Greene
Born in Seoul, Korea
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Education
2002-2004 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1999-2002 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1989-1996 Ph.D in Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1984-1988 BA in International Relations, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2017 Don’t Grab My Papaya, The Gallery of the College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
2016 America Eats, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
By the Patterns: Art Installation Series, Schaffer Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY
2015 Nebraska Suite, Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE
Culinary Patterns: Kira Nam Greene, BBCN Bank Commission, BBCN Bank, New York, NY
Kira Nam Greene, Assurity Life Insurance Company Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2013 Blue Plate Special, Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY
2010 feastiality, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Kira Greene: New Paintings, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibitions 
2018 Our Great Leader Will Nuke You, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY
2017 Whitney Houston Biennial, Chashama Foundation, New York, NY
Agrikultura Triennial, Malmo, Sweden
2016 Contexture, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY
Nature Pops!, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
AHL Foundation Visual Arts Award Exhibition, Art Mora, New York, NY
Surface 2, Arena at Brooklyn Dermatology, curated by Renee Riccardo, Brooklyn, NY
Recurrences, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY (catalog)
Tight Ass: Labor-Intensive Drawings and Realism, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Food Nostalgia, Radiator Arts, Long Island City, NY
Belonging, Resnick Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Weaving Time: The Archive of Korean-American Artist, Part Three 2001-2013, Gallery Korea at Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY
Art Olympia, Toshima-ku City Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hot Sauce and Brown Liquor, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Female Icons and Identity, The Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY
Still-life, Hutch, Omaha, NE
2014 Resident Artists: Group Show, Gallery 72, Omaha, NE
Palette, SU Art Galleries at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Small Goods, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Pollination: Overlappings in Time and in Place, Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY
6 was 9, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY
For Which It Stands, Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds, curated by Judith Tannenbaum, Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
40/40: A Double Vision, curated by Lilly Wei, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pleasant View Art Fest, 2013: Outback, Sharon Springs, NY
2012 Feast for the Eye: The Art of Food, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
SCOPE Miami, Accola Griefen Gallery, Miami, FL
Visual Feast: A Pattern and Decoration Exhibition, Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY
I Am in Love: Re-working the Clichés of Love, Michael Kate Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
womenxart (special installation), Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, Accola Griefen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Bronx Calling, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY (catalog)
Still Life: Breaking New Ground, The Flinn Gallery at the Greenewich Library, Greenwich, CT
Poetical Fire: Three Centuries of American Still-Lifes, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE (catalog)
Group Exhibition: Cross Currents, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
AAF New York, Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY
Intersecting Identities: Women Artists of New York, LGBT Community Center, New York, NY
A Map of the World, LGBT Community Center, New York, NY
A Sensory Feast, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Making the Leap: Crossing Borders, curator, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Provisions, Nathan Cummings Foundations, New York, NY
Fountain Miami, Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, Miami, FL
Radial Patterning, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY
Memento Mori: Contemporary Vanitas, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Show Untitled, Thaddeus Kwiat Project, Saugerties, NY
Art Hamptons, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
re: Form, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
25th Anniversary Salon, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
AAF New York, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Redux, Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson, NY
Generation 7, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Graphic Content, Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson, NY
2007 ARWI International Art Fair, Galeria Galou, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006 Circle Takes Square, curator, PS II Gallery, Long Island City, NY
IV Juried Show, Galeria Galou, Brooklyn, NY
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Pattern and Process, PS II Gallery, Long Island City, NY
CMC Consultants and Management Exhibition, Sar House, Kowlon, Hong Kong
Generation 5, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
2004 NYC: Emerge, Pool Art Center, Drury University, Springfield, MO
AAF Art Fair, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
In A Bind, Westside Gallery, New York, NY
The World in Everything/Everything in the World, curated by Michele Maccarone, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Revisiting Art History, Westside Gallery, New York, NY
Painted Figure, curated by Sam Cady, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
2003 SFAI Fundraising Auction, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Unease in Motion, Westside Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Group Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spring Show, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Il Passaggio, Piccolomini Palace, Pienza, Italy
Spring Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
SFAI@Microsoft, Microsoft Landmark Building, San Francisco, CA
Variations on the Humans, Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA
 2000 Spring Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Bold Expressions, Northern California Arts, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Selected Bibliography
2018 “Finding Light (And An Ode to The Ass) In The 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial,” Art F City, March 23, 2017
“The All-Woman ‘Whitney Houston Biennial’ Is Back, and It’s No Joke,” artnet News, March 15, 2017
“Who runs the world? The second Whitney Houston Biennial offers an all-female spectacle,” Wallpaper*, March 28, 2017
“The Whitney Houston Biennial Is Not Messing Around,” W Magazine, March 28, 2017
2016 Recurrence, Catalog, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2016
“Nostalgia on the Menu at New Exhibit on Modern American Fare,” QueensBoro Chronicle, February 4, 2016
“Weekend Edition: 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before February 8, ” New York Observer, February 4, 2016
2015 “Kira Nam Greene Has Fun with Food in ‘Nebraska Suite”,” Lincoln Journal Star, June 7, 2015
Weaving Time: The Archive of Korean-American Artist, Part Three 2001-2013, New York, NY
“Critic’s Picks,” The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, February 8, 2015
2013 “For Which It Stands” Shows Range of International Talent in New York, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
“Kira Nam Greene at Accola Griefen Gallery,” Artcards Review, May 6, 2013
“Kira Nam Greene: Blue Plate Special,” Wall Street International Magazine, April 26, 2013
“The Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds at Wheaton College,” artscope, April, 2013
2012 “Gastro-Vision: Visual Feast: A Pattern and Decoration Exhibition @ Accola Griefen Gallery,” Art21 Blog, July, 2012
2011 “New life for still lifes: ‘Poetical Fire’ superb still life exhibtion at Sheldon,” Journal Star, March 6, 2011
“Kearny Street Workshop and SOMArts: A Sensory Feast,” CatSynth Blog, February 20, 2011
“Food for all Senses: Kearny Street Workshop’s “A Sensory Feast,”” Hyphen Magazine, February 8, 2011
“10 Things to Do for Under $10: “A Sensory Feast” @SomArts Cultural Center,” SF Weekly, February 4, 2011
2010 “Wonder Women: A.I.R. Gallery’s Opening Night Trifecta,” Brooklyn The Borough, December 7, 2010
“A.I.R. Gallery,” Art of Leadership Series Magazine, Vol.1, Issue 2, October 5, 2010
“Ann Street Opens Vanitas Exhibit,” Times Herald-Record, September 17, 2010
“Contradictions in Culture,” Woodstock Times, August, 27, 2010
“Kira Greene’s Solo Exhibition,” The Korea Daily, May 12, 2010
“Kira Greene: feastiality,” New York Art Beat, May, 2010
Fellowships/Awards
2018 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT
2017-2018 McMillan/Stewart Endowed Chair in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2016 Visual Arts Award, AHL Foundation, New York, NY
Marble House Project Residency, Dorset, VT
Studio Fellowship, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2014 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency, Omaha, NE
2011 A.I.M. (Artist in the Marketplace) Residency, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
2009-2010 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2003 ArtLink International Young Artists Finalists
2002-2003 The Faculty Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2001 The Gamblin Award for Painting, San Francisco, CA
1999-2002 The President’s Merit Scholarship, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
Lectures/Panels
2018 Maryland Institute College of Art, lecture on history of figure painting, Baltimore, MD
2017 Maryland Institute College of Art, lecture, Baltimore, MD
2016 Being Her Now, Panel Discussion, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
2014 University of Nebraska, Omaha, lecture, Omaha, NE
Salisbury University, lecture, Salisbury, MD
2013 The Lodge Gallery, Art Salon, artist talk, New York, NY
2012 Transnationalism and Women Artists in Diaspora, Panelist, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Kutztown University, lecture, Kutztown, PA
2011 The Bronx Museum of Art, artist talk, Bronx, NY
Sheldon Museum of Art, lecture, Lincoln, NE
San Francisco Art Institute, lecture, San Francisco, CA
Rush Art Foundation & PS 165, artist talk, New York, NY
2010 “Some of My Best Friends Are…: How White Skin Privilege Affects Women Artists,” Roundtable discussion organized by Suzanne Broughel & tART Collective, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Parsons the New School for Design, Summer Program, lecture, New York, NY
Drury University, lecture & visiting artist, Springfield, MO
Public Collections 
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Progressive Insurance Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH