CAM Artist News – May

Rema Ghuloum: Last Light

A Closer Look: Thursday, May 12, 5-7 pm

On view through May 12 – June 30, 2022

Contemporary Art Matters is pleased to present “Last Light”, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Rema Ghuloum opening Thursday, May 12th on view through June 30th, 2022.

Rema Ghuloum lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.F.A. from California State University Long Beach and her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. She has been widely exhibited in the U.S. with gallery shows in California, New York, Ohio, Arizona, Missouri, and abroad in Japan, Canada, and Russia. Ghuloum has been the recipient of many grants and residencies including the Davyd Whaley Artist-Teacher Grant, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Artist in Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center, and the Vermont Studio Center. Ghuloum has been a visiting artist lecturer within the California State University system, the California College of the Arts, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Her work has been reviewed and featured in articles in Art Forum, Hyperallergic, The LA Times, and others.

Rema Ghuloum, Total Eclipse, 2021, Oil and acryla-gouache on canvas, 54 x 72 in.

Rema Ghuloum, Total Eclipse (detail), 2021, Oil and acryla-gouache on canvas, 54 x 72 in.

Kira Nam Greene: Outwin 2022 at the National Portrait Gallery

Greene’s painting, Kyung’s Gift in Pojagi has been selected to be featured in The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. beginning April 30th.

The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition celebrates excellence in the art of portraiture. It encourages artists living and working across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands to submit work that challenges traditional definitions of portraiture.

The exhibition will be on display in Washington, D.C. until February 26, 2023.

Kira Nam Greene, Kyung’s Gift in Pojagi, 2019, Oli, gouache, colored pencil, and acrylic ink on canvas, 50 x 40 in.