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, flower petals, and the American flag. 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 work has been featured in publications including Artillery, Ginger, Hyperallergic, and the Washington Post. Her 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., the Hayward Gallery, England UK, the Delaware Contemporary, The Elisabet Ney Museum Texas, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, and the Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.
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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