NAIMA GREEN

American, Born Philadelphia, PA

Lives and works Brooklyn, NY

 

EDUCATION:

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018: Jewels from the Hinterland, Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018:   Come to Your Senses, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA (forthcoming)

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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2016-2017: Program Coordinator and Social Media Manager, AFRICA’SOUT!, Brooklyn, NY

2014- 2016: Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher, Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY

2012- 2014: Upper School Visual Arts Teaching Fellow, Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY

2011- 2013: Freelance Photographer, The City Atlas, New York, NY

2011: Features Department Intern, Harper's Bazaar, New York, NY

2010- 2016: Founder and Photographer at “Off She’s Gone,” naimagreen.tumblr.com

2010-2011: Editor-in-Chief, The Proxy Magazine, New York, NY

2008- 2010: Art Director, The Proxy Magazine, New York, NY

2009: Photography Intern, New York Times Syndicate, New York, NY

2008: Arts Administration Intern, New York Department of Education: Summer Arts Institute, New York, NY

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES:

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

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

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

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

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

2015: Participant, Thread at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

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

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

 

ARTIST TALKS, LECTURES, PANELS:

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

2016: Artist, "Jewels from the Hinterland: a study in arts-based storytelling," Black Portraiture[s], Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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

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

 

SELECTED INTERVIEWS:

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

The Fader, “On The Importance of Creating Black Art In The Time Of Trump,” February 10, 2017 

i-D Vice, “naima green’s quietly radical portraits of people in color in parks,” November 16, 2016

Arts.Black, "In Conversation with Naima Green," January 22, 2016

Design*Sponge, "What's in Your Toolbox: Naima Green," January 22, 2016

Black Girl In Om "'Jewels from the Hinterland: A Conversation on Black and Brown Bodies in Nature with Photographer Naima Green," September 18, 2015

Black Girls Talking, "Jewels from the Hinterland," October 15, 2014

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

The New York Times, “The Perfect Woman to Paint Michelle Obama,” October 26, 2017

Showers Closed., Self Published, 2017

Ungapeli Umoya, Self Published, 2017

The Fader, “These New York Gardeners Are Fighting The System By Growing Food,” April 17, 2017

The Fader, “In a Fake World, Pictures of Friend Feel The Most Real,” March 9, 2017

i-D Vice, “naima green’s view on the women’s march on washington,” January 23, 2017

Garden Collage, "Naima Green's Beautiful Portraiture Is Changing Public Perception of Green Spaces," September 10, 2016

Fusion, "The essence of #BlackGirlMagic is in these photographs" May 26, 2016

The Nation, "Sports Marketing" March 15, 2016

CultArtes, "Photographer Captures Youth and Beauty of Afro-American Urbanites in Nature" November 24, 2015

SPOOK: Issue Five, "America: A Visual Survey," November 18, 2015

Insight Magazine, “Alchemy,” September 15, 2015

VSCO Selects, “Chukwumaa, VSC,” August 22, 2015

Refinery 29, “20 Mesmerizing Images Explore the Meaning of Intimacy,” August 19, 2015

Queens Museum, “Dinner Without An Agenda with Petrushka Bazin,” August 17, 2015

Winter Tangerine Review, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” February 5, 2015

Dynamic Africa, "Jewels from the Hinterland," November 9, 2014

Open Skies Magazine, "The Urban Farmers," September 2014

BKLYNR, “Jewels from the Hinterland,” May 1, 2014

Clarion, newspaper of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, “Reformers Urge TAP Changes,” February 2014

Interni Magazine, Italian Culture Flies to America, “Country in the City!” May 2013

BKLYNR, “Brooklyn Dream,” April 18, 2013

The Proxy Magazine, “Ethnogenesis,” Spring 2011, back cover

Novak, Annie. “In Brooklyn, First Frost Hits the Rooftop Farm,” The Atlantic, December, 24 2010

 

REVIEWS:

Glasstire, “‘Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground’ at the Houston Center for Photography,” March 29, 2017

Huffington Post, "'Intimacy Art Show' Will Make You Want To Get Close to Somebody," August 22, 2015

Columbia Spectaotr, "‘Bridging Boundaries’ at Postcrypt Gallery stirs thought, leaves its mark on visitors,” February 13, 2014

Columbia Spectator, "Collaborative art expo pairs students with Harlem artists,” February 11, 2014

The New York Times, ”With a New Web Site, Betting on Brooklyn,” March 11, 2013

 

COLLECTIONS:

International Center of Photography Library 

MoMA Library 

Teachers College, Columbia University

Private Collections