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 pleased to annouce that I am a finalist for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. My work, along with the other finalists, will be presented in “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today,” a major exhibition premiering at the National … Continue reading