Kira Nam Greene

Contemporary Art Matters
243 N 5th Street, Suite 110 | Columbus, OH 43215

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11-6

Contemporary Art Matters in proud to announce representation of artist Kira Nam Greene

Kira Nam Greene, Diva’s Pergoia (Rebecca), 2019
Oil, gouache, colored pencil and acrylic on canvas, 50×40 in.

Kira Nam Greene

Born in Seoul, Korea, Kira Nam Greene lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, her MFA from School of Visual Arts and her BA in International Relations from Seoul National University. Prior to becoming an artist, Greene earned her Ph. D in Political Science from Stanford University, specializing in Political Economy in East Asia, and taught wide variety of subject matters in Political Economy both in academic and business settings.

Greene has shown her work widely at venues such as Sheldon Museum of Art, Muskegon Museum of Art, Brown University, Salisbury University, Wave Hill, Bronx Museum of Art, Noyes Museum, Accola Griefen Gallery, Lodge Gallery, Kiechel Fine Art, A.I.R. Gallery, Lyons Wier Gallery and Jane Lombard Gallery. Her work has been covered in publications such as Artnet News, Art F City, Wallpaper, W Magazine, Lincoln Star Journal, Art21 Blog, Hyphen Magazine, The Korea Dailyand New York Art Beat. In 2019, Greene was a finalist for the inaugural Bennett Prize. Greene was a Stewart MacMillan Chair in Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 2017-18 and is currently a part-time faculty at the Fine Arts MFA Program at Parsons School of Design.

Kira Nam Greene, Japanese Garden (Valery), 2020
watercolor, gouache, acrylic and colored pencil and paper mounted panel
40×30 in.

National Portrait Gallery Announces Finalists in Sixth Triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Greene is a finalist for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery sixth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The selected artist’s work will be presented in “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today,” a major exhibition premiering at the National Portrait Gallery from April 30, 2022, through Feb. 26, 2023, before traveling to other cities in the United States.