Kathleen Greco is a socio-political feminist artist from Pennsylvania. Her interdisciplinary studio practice comprises contemporary works on paper, photography, and sculpture. Her art is informed by issues that have impacted women’s history, past and present. Applying knowledge from her industrial design background, Greco pairs the relationship of materials and techniques to the themes in her artwork including graphite, fabric, and sculptural paper. She often uses the female body as subject and object in her work examining the inside and outside space with the materiality formed between the surfaces, unsettling tension, unresolved conflicts, boundaries and resilience. Choreographing relationships, conditions, and materials to engage and inform, she investigates the perception of the body with the intersection of social, feminist, and political themes mirroring our changing society while advocating women’s rights.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kathleen Greco’s career spans 40+ years as a product designer, illustrator, author, and contemporary artist. She received her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of the Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the Philadelphia College of Art.
Greco’s artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries including the Museum of Art and Design New York, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., Hayward Gallery, England UK, Delaware Contemporary, Elisabet Ney Museum Texas, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, Museum Frieder Burda, Germany, and Woman Made Gallery, Chicago. Her work has been featured in publications including Artillery, Hyperallergic, Democracy In Danger, and the Washington Post. Greco’s sculpture was included in the collaborative Coral Reef Pod World’s installation in the Central Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019, Venice, Italy.
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