Meet the Artist: Kira Nam Greene

Kira Nam Greene currently lives in New York City but spent some time in Omaha during her residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. She is currently showing 3 pieces in hutch, all of which tell a story of food.

"Kira Nam Greene’s paintings and drawings negotiate the duality and dichotomy of her existence as an Asian immigrant woman in America. As an outsider, Greene is more aware of the contradictions in the plurality of cultures in the present American society. As a feminist, she is repulsed and demoralized by the objectification of female bodies in art history and popular culture, yet she finds herself strongly attracted to sensuality of these images. This paradox has led her to combine the rigidity of patterns with the imagery of desire in the female body. In her most recent work, she replaces the body with the images of lusciously styled food while heightening the complexity with the mixture of patterns and icons derived from various Western and Eastern sources.  The food, both in harmony and clash with its surroundings, is the body (literally and metaphorically) and the surrogate for desire to consume and control."


Pomegranate (pictured on the left)
24 x 24
Acrylic and color pencil

14 x 14
Color pencil, pigment pen, modeling clay

Dripping Jewels
22 x 11
Water color, water color pencil, linocut

Also in photo:

Gus* Switch sofa $1999, Gus* Drake side table $450, Nuevo Kayt coffee table $480, Antonie Pendant Lamp $360, Acorn Floor Lamp $480, Dolf Round Side Table $170, Patrik Lounge Chair $1280

Photos by Dana Damewood Photography

Stylizing & Art Curated by Birdhouse Interior Design

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