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: Blue Plate Special Reception: Thurs. April 11, 6-8pm April 11 – May 18, 2013 I am very excited to have my first solo exhibition at Accola Griefen Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. I have been working very hard … Continue reading
Last Saturday March 31, I participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The topic, Transnationalism and Women Artists in Diaspora covered many topics including feminism, nativism, nomadic nature of artistic existence, race, colonialism, class, multiculturalism, … Continue reading
My gallery, Accola Griefen participated in the first Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, and I did a large mural installation outside the booth. I combined a pair of custom wallpaper printed with archival ink, one of my oil paintings and some … Continue reading