Sketches for Something Bigger (Myra Greene)

Sep 25, 2015 / by Chicago Artists Coalition / Chicago Artists Coalition

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday September 25, 6:00 - 9:00pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present, sketches for something bigger/brighter/wider/higher, a solo exhibition with new works by BOLT Resident, Myra Greene.

Over the course of the past three years, Myra Greene has explored her complex cultural connection to African fabrics with sketches for something bigger/brighter/wider/higher. Investigating ideas of materiality, craft, modernism, abstraction, decoration, and identity, Greene manipulates these fabrics into multiple forms. Photographs and quilts express her experimentations with scale, perspective, depth, and symbolism.

Myra Greene was born in New York City and received her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.F.A. in photography from the University of New Mexico. She currently resides in Chicago IL, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Photography and has completed residencies at Light Work in Syracuse New York and the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

Greene's work has been featured in national exhibitions in galleries and museums including The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, DePaul Museum of Art, Williams College of Art, The New York Public Library, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and Sculpture Center in New York City (2003). Her work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City and The New York Public Library.