Uncertainty 02

Kathleen Greco

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Year Participated: 2021

How did showing in the exhibition impact your career as an artist?

“Receiving the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art gave me the opportunity to show my complete body of artworks for the first time in an exhibition. Showing my artwork afforded me a moment in time to reflect on my work as a living artist and impacted my career by advancing and building value as an artist leading to other exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide since receiving the exhibition award.”

Artist Statement

This body of work, Uncertainty, explore the unknown informed by issues that impact our current living history. The circle spins infinitely, yet hover in an unidentifiable atmosphere going nowhere. Innumerable graphite marks relate to carbon “the basis of life and building blocks of humans and living organisms” giving shape to the ringed form as a pending future.

Artist Biography

Kathleen Greco is a conceptual visual artist. Her interdisciplinary studio practice comprises works on paper, photography, and sculpture. Greco 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. Applying knowledge from her design background, she pairs relationships of materials and techniques to conceptual themes in her artwork with diverse mediums including graphite, charcoal, paper, and flower petals.

Her work has been featured in Artillery, Ginger, Hyperallergic, and the Washington Post. She has lectured at university and colleges including, Lafayette College and the Royal College of Art London, England. Greco broadened her studio practice during a three week residency from the Civita Institute in the Etruscan hilltop town of Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.

Greco’s artwork has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including the Museum of Art and Design, New York; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC; Hayward Gallery, England, UK; Woodmere Art Museum, Pennsylvania; Elisabet Ney Museum, Texas; and the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, German. Her sculpture was included in the collaborative Coral Reef Pod World’s installation in the Central Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019, Venice, Italy.