Kira Nam Greene is a painter currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and her BA in International Relations from Seoul National University. Greene has shown her work widely at venues such as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Sheldon Museum of Art, Muskegon Museum of Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Reading Public Art Museum, Brown University, Salisbury University, City College of New York, Wave Hill, Bronx Museum of Art, Noyes Museum, Contemporary Art Matters, Lyons Wier Gallery, Accola Griefen Gallery, Gallery Korea, A.I.R. Gallery, and Jane Lombard Gallery. She was a finalist for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Award 2022. In 2019, Greene was a finalist for the inaugural Bennett Prize for female figurative painters. She was a Stewart MacMillan Chair in Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 2017-18 and was a part-time faculty of the Fine Arts MFA Program at Parsons School of Design. In 2022, Nam Greene completed the BAU Summer Artist Residency in Cassis, France, where she lived and worked at the Camargo Foundation with other American artists and writers.