Kimberly Greene

2012 RAM Artist Fellowship Winner

Artist Statement

My work is a building project.  It is a re-visioning of space and architecture.  

Using a series of ceramic building blocks, I create a new landscape.  The bricks stack and tumble into architecture and landscape.  Walls, doors, windows, arches and domes can be built as well as new terrain.   The bricks, based on an isosceles triangle rather than a square, result in built environments consisting of faceted spherical spaces rather than ordinary rectangular cubes. 

As the viewer experiences the space, the industrial history and labor of the brick making is reflected in the multitude of building blocks, each a result of obsessive, repetitive making.  Questions of  handmade verses industrial reproduction are brought into the fore. 

The landscape is disorienting, the spherical spaces conflicting with the rectangular spaces in which we normally exist.  Spaces are re-built and re-humanized.  These are difficult spaces, not flat, convenient or practical.   

The nature of the loose, interchangeable and interlocking elements invites the viewer to rearrange and rebuild the space creating an ever changing and evolving landscape.

Biography
Kimberly Greene lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Carthage College.  Previously she taught at Michigan State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Baton Rouge Community College.

Kimberly received her M. F. A. in Ceramics from Louisiana State University and her B. F. A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In addition, she received a B.S. from Northwestern University in Electrical Engineering.  

Kimberly’s upcoming and recent exhibitions include The Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and R. U. R at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis.   

Kimberly Greene
Equilateral Brick Series I, 2013
Glazed porcelain
Sizes range from 7 x 7 x 7 inches to 24 x 24 x 24 inches
Photography: Rik Sferra
Kimberly Greene
Equilateral Brick Series I, 2013
Glazed porcelain
Sizes range from 7 x 7 x 7 inches to 24 x 24 x 24 inches
Photography: Rik Sferra
Kimberly Greene
Equilateral Brick Series I, 2013
Glazed porcelain
Brick sizes range from 7 x 7 x 7 inches to 24 x 24 x 24 inches
Photography: Rik Sferra
Kimberly Greene
Equilateral Brick Series I, 2013
Glazed porcelain
Sizes range from 7 x 7 x 7 inches to 24 x 24 x 24 inches
Photography: Rik Sferra
Kimberly Greene
Equilateral Brick Series I, 2013
Glazed porcelain
Sizes range from 7 x 7 x 7 inches to 24 x 24 x 24 inches
Photography: Rik Sferra