American, Born Philadelphia, PA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Mexico City, MX


M.F.A. Advanced Photographic Studies, International Center of Photography-Bard, New York, NY 2018

M.A. Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2014

B.A. Urban Studies and Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2011



2019:    Pur·suit, ICP Projected, International Center of Photography Museum, New York, NY

2018:     A Collective Utterance, Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY 

              All the black language, MFA Thesis Show, Long Island City, NY

2015:     It Feels Like Home, Private Residence, Oak Bluffs, MA

2014:     Jewels from the Hinterland, The Wall, Myers Media Art Studio, New York, NY

             Cross Media, Macy Gallery, New York, NY



2019:    Down Time: On the Art of Retreat, Smart Museum, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

             From the Margins, Gallery 102, Washington D.C.

            Parallax, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY 

             Art on the Vine, Dr. Fisher House, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

             F.A.B.U. (For All By Us) Books and Editions, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY

             Radical Reading Room, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

             The Other Is You: Brooklyn Queer Portraiture, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

             Parallax, Photoville LA, Los Angeles, CA

2018:    To Know a Stranger, Baxter Street CCNY, New York, NY

             Come to Your Senses, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA 

             Everyday Muse, LTD Los Angles, Los Angeles, CA 

             Close to Reality, ICP School, New York, NY 

2017:    I Am! We Are Here!, The Point CDC, Bronx, NY

             Ecotone, Zaha Hadid, New York, NY

             Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

             Her Feet Planted Firmly On The Ground, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

2016:   If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ

             Up for Debate, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

2015:   What's Inside Her Never Dies, Yeelen Gallery, Miami, FL.

            Intimacy, RabbitHole Studios, Brooklyn, NY.

            Portraiture: Pictures in Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Signified Space(s), Gnarly Vines, Brooklyn, NY. 

            The Migration, Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY

            The Artist’s Studio, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

2014:   Double Decker People’s Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? Vivid Solutions Gallery, Washington, D.C.

             Studio Works: Ceramics, Printmaking, and Photography, Macy Gallery, New York, NY

             Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2013:   Painting Open Studio, Macy Gallery, New York, NY

             Studio Works: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Macy Gallery, New York, NY

             Myers Art Prizes, Macy Gallery, New York, NY

             September Primer, Macy Gallery, New York, NY

2008:  The Summer Show, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2007:  The Naked Show, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY



2020: Recess, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)

2019: Pocoapoco, Oaxaca City, Mexico (forthcoming)

2019: MASS MoCA Teaching Residency, North Adams, MA

2019: New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, NY

2017, 2016 : Directors Fellowship, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2016: Dinner without an Agenda with Hallie Ringle, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

2016: Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2015: Dinner without an Agenda with Petrushka Bazin Larsen, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

2015: Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2014, 2013: Rye Country Day Teaching Fellowship, Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY

2014, 2013: Teachers College Merit Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY

2013: Myers Art Prize, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY



2019: Artist Lecture, School of Art+Design at Purchase College, SUNY, Harrison, NY (forthcoming)

2019: Public Program, Storytelling Saturdays with Naima Green, The Studio Museum in Harlem

2019: Artist Talk, The Library After Hours: Pride, New York Public Library, New York, NY

2019: Panelist, Optics: Queer Eye(s), International Center of Photography Museum, New York, NY

2019: Panelist, A Sense of Pride: New Identities: Queer Black and Latinx Artists in America, NSU Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2018:  Artist Lecture, Art, Urgency, and Everyday Life in the U.S., Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

2018:  Artist Talk, A Collective Utterance with Oluremi Onabanjo, Arsenal Gallery New York, NY

2018:  Artist Talk, Jewels from the Hinterland, Recess Assembly, Brooklyn, NY

2018:  Panelist, Women's Leadership Forum, Saint Vincent's Academy, Newark, NJ

2017:  Panelist, Black Ecologies of Dissent, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

2017: Panelist, The Social Image, Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY

2016:  Panelist, Jewels from the Hinterland: a study in arts-based storytelling, Black Portraiture[s], Johannesburg, ZA

2015:  Artist and Co-Facilitator, Art and Identity, NAIS People of Color Conference, Tampa, FL 

2014:  Artist Talk, Cross Media, Macy Art Gallery, New York, NY

2011:  Panelist, Educating Girls, New York State Association of Independent Schools, New York, NY


All the black language, Second Edition, 2018

All the black language, First Edition, 2018

Showers Closed., 2017

Ungapeli Umoya, 2017

3 star selfie zine, 2017



2019: These Are the Face of Tranquillity, The New York Times

Why BlackSpace, Dancing While Black | Black Bodies, White Boxes

Naima Green Captures the Many Faces of the Queer Community, Artsy

Naima Green: The Frontrunner Interview, Frontrunner 

Don’t Miss This Artist’s Update of a Classic World of Queer Art, Nylon

Buy It Before It’s Gone: Photographer Naima Green Revisits Catherine Opie’s Dyke Deck, CULTURED

The Dyke Deck revisited: New portrait-filled playing cards capture a dynamic queer community, Brooklyn Based

This Artist is Making the Queerest Deck of Cards Ever, OUT Magazine

Queer communities of color photographed for a new set of playing cards,

These Photos Celebrate Queer Communities for People of Color, Feature Shoot 

Interview with Naima Green – The Pur·suit Project, Lez Spread the Word

Why This Photographer Is Reimagining The Dyke Deck, Refinery29

Naima Green Stacks Catherine Opie’s “Dyke Deck” with Images of Queer Contemporaries, Hyperallergic

A New Project Remakes Catherine Opie's Classic Dyke Deck With Photos of Contemporary Queerness, Humble Arts Foundation

The "Pur-Suit" Of Better Playing Cards, BUST

2018: Fertile Ground: Huma Bhabha, Joan Jonas, Maren Hassinger, and Naima Green in Parks and Art Spaces Around New York, ARTnews

These Powerful Images Celebrate Artists of Color Amid Lush, Green Backdrops, VICE

Artist Naima Green Recontextualizes Black Bodies in Urban Spaces, Humanity Today

Naima Green, A Collective Utterance @NYC Parks Arsenal Gallery, Collector Daily

2017: Intricacies of the Image: Naima Green and Jessica Lynne in Conversation, SPOT Magazine, Houston Center for Photography

      The absolute best photos of 2017 (in The Fader), The Fader,

Mhysa’s “Bb” Is A Sensual Meditation On The Healing Power Of R&B, The Fader

Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground’ at the Houston Center for Photography, Glasstire,

Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground at the Houston Center for Photograph, Lenscratch

On The Importance of Creating Black Art In The Time Of Trump, The Fader

MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, Eye & I Inc.

SPOOK: Issue Six

If 2017 was a photo, what would it be?, The Fader

How a Girl Scout Sold the Most Cookies in Brooklyn, No Man’s Land

Migrant, Refugee, Gay: You’re All Welcome at This Table, The New York Times

Thanksgiving Wins a Convert, The New York Times

The Perfect Woman to Paint Michelle Obama, The New York Times

Showers Closed., Self Published

Ungapeli Umoya, Self Published

These New York Gardeners Are Fighting The System By Growing Food, The Fader

In a Fake World, Pictures of Friend Feel The Most Real, The Fader

naima green’s view on the women’s march on washington, i-D Vice

2016: naima green’s quietly radical portraits of people in color in parks, i-D Vice

         Naima Green's Beautiful Portraiture Is Changing Public Perception of Green Spaces, Garden Collage

         The essence of #BlackGirlMagic is in these photographs, Fusion

          In Conversation with Naima Green, Arts.Black

         What's in Your Toolbox: Naima Green, Design*Sponge

2015: Photographer Captures Youth and Beauty of Afro-American Urbanites in Nature, CultArtes,

         Jewels from the Hinterland: A Conversation on Black and Brown Bodies in Nature with Photographer Naima Green, Black Girl In Om

Intimacy Art Show' Will Make You Want To Get Close to Somebody, Huffington Post

20 Mesmerizing Images Explore the Meaning of Intimacy, Refinery 29

SPOOK: Issue Five, America: A Visual Survey

Queens Museum, Dinner Without An Agenda with Petrushka Bazin

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, Winter Tangerine Review

2014: Jewels from the Hinterland, Dynamic Africa,

Jewels from the Hinterland, Black Girls Talking

Bridging Boundaries at Postcrypt Gallery stirs thought, leaves its mark on visitors, Columbia Spectator

Collaborative art expo pairs students with Harlem artists, Columbia Spectator

Jewels from the Hinterland, BKLYNR

The Urban Farmers, Open Skies Magazine

Reformers Urge TAP Changes, Clarion

2013: Interni Magazine, Italian Culture Flies to America, Country in the City!

BKLYNR, Brooklyn Dream

With a New Web Site, Betting on Brooklyn, The New York Times 

2010: Novak, Annie. In Brooklyn, First Frost Hits the Rooftop Farm, The Atlantic


Barnard College Library

International Center of Photography Library

MoMA Library 

Teachers College, Columbia University