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© Myra Greene,, untitled
Character Recognition
series, 2006/2008






© Myra Greene,, untitled
Character Recognition
series, 2006
Ambrotype on black glass, 3x4"






© Myra Greene,, untitled
Character Recognition
series, 2007
Ambrotype on black glass, 4x3"


Myra Greene
Born: 1975, New York, NY
Resides: Chicago, IL


Heritage:
African American

Selected Exhibitions:
En Foco at Venice Arts, Venice, CA 2013
En Foco at The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, CA 2013
En Foco at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC 2012
En Foco at Light Work, Syracuse, NY 2011
Spellman College Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA 2009
Nueva Luz Artist Talk at Peer Gallery, NYC, 2008
En Foco at Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY 2008
En Foco at El Taller Boricua Gallery, New York, NY 2008
Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 2008
Yuma Art Center Museum, Yuma, AZ 2008
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 2007 (curated by En Foco)
Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT 2006
Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse, NY 2006
Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD 2006
Center of Photography, Woodstock, NY 2004
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY 2003

Education:
MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 2002
BFA, Washington University, St. Louis 1997

Awards:
En Foco's New Works Photography Awards #11 (2007-08)


Residencies:
Light Work, 2004
Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2003


Publications:
Nueva Luz photographic journal, Volume 12#3 (En Foco: Bronx, 2008)
Exposure Magazine (Spring 2007)
Contact Sheet #132 (Light Work: Syracuse, NY 2005)
Photography Quarterly #89 (CPW: Woodstock, NY 2004)

“Confronted with an upswell of bigotry both personal and public, I was forced to ask myself, what do people see when they look at me. Am I nothing but black? Is that skin tone enough to describe my nature and expectation in life? Do my strong teeth make me a strong worker? Does my character resonate louder than my skin tone? Using a photographic process linked to the times of ethnographic classification, I repeatedly explore my ethnic features. The lessons learned are haunting and frightening in these modern times. “
--Nueva Luz, Volume 12#3 (2008)

Website:

www.myragreene.com


 

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