Nicki Green: Between Washing And Unwithering
with essay by Jenni Sorkin
October 8 - November 7, 2020
Nicki Green's work carves out spaces for LGBTQ+ people and reimagines a world that centers their life experiences. Informed by her Jewish faith, her work explores practices and mythologies steeped in an inclusivity that is often not seen in more traditional settings. For Green, clay is the perfect medium for its malleability and transmutational qualities - a metaphor for her life journey and a statement of her resiliency. This exhibition provides a survey of her major bodies of work - Morel Figures, Bricks and her latest series, Pillar of Earth.
This is Green's first Solo exhibition in Boston.
NICKI GREEN, Exhibition catalogue
NICKI GREEN is a transdisciplinary artist working primarily in clay. Originally from New England, she lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her BFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 and her MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018.
Her sculptures, ritual objects and various flat works explore topics of history preservation, conceptual ornamentation and aesthetics of otherness. Green has exhibited her work internationally, notably at the New Museum, New York; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Rockelmann & Partner Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
She has contributed texts to numerous publications including a recent piece in Duke University Press’ Transgender Studies Quarterly and a piece in Fermenting Feminism, Copenhagen. In 2019, Green was a finalist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA Award, a recipient of an Arts/Industry Residency from the John Michael Kohler Art Center, among other awards. In October 2020, Green will be presenting her first east coast solo exhibition at LaiSun Keane in Boston, MA.