Biography

Myra Greene (b. 1975 in NYC) 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 is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Photography and has completed residencies at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), and the Princeton University Art Museum (NJ).  Myra Greene’s work has been featured nationally in exhibitions, in both galleries and museums including The New York Public Library, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, MA), Spelman College Museum of Fine Art (Atlanta, GA), Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA), and Sculpture Center (NYC). Myra is a 2018/2019 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Fellow (WAP), and currently resides in Atlanta, GA, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Spelman College.  Myra Greene’s newer projects include a body of work that uses African textiles as a material and pattern to explore her own relationship to culture.  About her past work she has stated, “throughout my artistic practice, I have returned to the body to explore issues of difference, beauty, physical and emotional recollections as they play out on the surface of the skin.”

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